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    10-02-2010, 08:52 PM
please critique

Here are some updated conformation and riding videos. Please critique. He is a 3 yr old gelding, unknown history (pulled from the kill pen this spring). The videos are after having 2 very rainy cold days where he was mostly in his stall.
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    10-02-2010, 09:10 PM
Ok. Im blonde. Sorry ;) These are with my friend who is helping me get him going. She is good with getting youngsters going. Im not nearly as good as a rider as her, I have had about a year off, and need to get back into riding shape. The 3rd photo he was trotting through the high tickles his belly.
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    10-02-2010, 09:20 PM
These are me. Can you tell it was about 40 out and breezy this am...BRRRR...winter is comming.
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    10-02-2010, 09:31 PM
Some more. Sorry. Can you tell im excited to get him started under saddle to see what he knows.
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    10-02-2010, 09:34 PM
Green Broke
There's nothing to really use for conformation. You're off at an angle with the last picture, it'd be better to be more straight on and wake the horse up a bit.

Use this website for taking conformation pictures:

How to Take a Good Conformation Clinic Photo
    10-02-2010, 09:39 PM
Short video

    10-02-2010, 09:47 PM
Here are some more conformation pictures. Lol. I didnt even see his eyes in that pic. I think he is looking at Mishka.
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    10-02-2010, 10:11 PM
Green Broke
He has an upright shoulder and his pasterns and also a little upright. How smooth is his trot? Also, his back legs are camped beneath a little, but not too badly. I have a horse in my barn build very similarly to your's; they're both short backed and muscular. He looks like a barrel racer.

As far as actual riding, I'll leave that to the experienced Western riders!
    10-02-2010, 10:13 PM
Green Broke
The first one is too far away and the second one the horse is in the shadows.

As far as the last picture - it looks like he's got a low set tail. Maybe sickle hocked but could be just his stance in that picture - other better pictures would help (refer to the website I mentioned). He's got a nice neck. Nice back and barrel. Something looks off in the front legs, but again, would like to see better pictures (also from the front).

Multiple pics are really beneficial, especially if the horse is just in an awkward position.
    10-03-2010, 08:23 AM
It is hard to get him stand square. I am working on that. Ill post some more pics in a month or so. His trot is actually very smooth. My other horse is gaited, so I havent sat a trot in a long time, but I can sit to his.

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