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    03-08-2011, 06:34 PM
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paint horse conformation(barrel horse??)

I think I am going to but this gelding to use as a barrel horse, I was just wondering what you all thought about his conformation, sorry I know the pics are not perfect for conformation but they are all I have right now. He is a 7 year old paint.(he has blue eyes! :):) )

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    03-08-2011, 06:38 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Not too bad really. Love his markings.
His back looks a little long in these pictures but other than that I can't pick out anything major (other than he could so with more muscling). Pics are kinda small tho.
     
    03-08-2011, 06:43 PM
  #3
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K there I think the pictures are better now. Sorry about that
     
    03-08-2011, 06:47 PM
  #4
Green Broke
He has alot of slope to his front hooves that could be fixed with corrective trimming but other than that, like I said with a little more muscle I think he'll be a sharp looking fella! I'd buy him (hypothetically speaking lol. Don't have the room for another one right now!)
     
    03-08-2011, 06:50 PM
  #5
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Haha thank you! Haha I had to sell one of my mares to get this guy haha, well I have not bought him yet but I am going to :) I just love his color and yes I notices his hooves too, we will try and get that cleaned up when he is here.
     
    03-08-2011, 07:04 PM
  #6
Showing
That's a nice looking horse. Though his back seems a bit long and he is a little bit straight through his croup, I love his shoulder angle and his back legs are awesome.

His front pasterns look a little funky but I bet that will clear up when you get his feet worked on. His legs seem to be nice and straight.
     
    03-08-2011, 09:14 PM
  #7
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Does he have a long back do you think?? And from just looking at his confo do oyu think he could make an alright barrel horse??
     
    03-08-2011, 09:23 PM
  #8
Showing
It's not that long, just a bit longer than ideal. I'm sure that he would make a very nice barrel horse with the proper training. Of course, that is providing that he has the speed and heart to do it well.
     
    03-08-2011, 09:28 PM
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Is it going to effact his performace though?? Like not just barrels but like if I were to use him for reining with like slide stops and stuff?? It doesnt look weak though does it??
     
    03-08-2011, 09:33 PM
  #10
Showing
No, not weak. It might make it harder for him to really collect up and reach far up underneath with his hind feet, but that just means that it will take more work than a short backed horse. It will likely be a bit harder, but not impossible.
     

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