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post #1 of 21 Old 11-01-2008, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Please critique Blaze's conformation!

I'd love some feedback on my guy's conformation. He is a 15.3hh, 12 yo. Qh/Appy/? General feedback on his conformation is welcome, and I would also love some guesses as to what breed he might be? I definitely see the QH, but I know there's some more in there. Areas of improvement for muscling/buliding him up (with suggestions on how to do that) welcome as well. Thanks!










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post #2 of 21 Old 11-01-2008, 08:18 PM
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is he on flat ground because he's really downhill. And in the 3rd picture his left front foot looks to be towed out alot but I think its just the way he's standing. He's cute!

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post #3 of 21 Old 11-01-2008, 08:25 PM
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Downhill, toed out, high wither, small neck.

He's got very nice markings and great color. He's got alot of muscle which I really like to see but could use a bit of topline.
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post #4 of 21 Old 11-01-2008, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hm...you know, I'm not sure how even the ground was. But if you both see he's downhill, then maybe that's just the case!

I'll look thru other threads to read up on building topline.

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post #5 of 21 Old 11-01-2008, 08:37 PM
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All I can really add is that his front legs are definitely not straight.
His right front (the Left if you are looking at him in the pictures) looks almost like it is not straight from the knee down.
It may be how he's standing, also, but that's what I see.
His other leg he is toed out.

His hind legs are hard to see in those pictures.

He's got very high withers.

That's all I see though, he is SUPER cute! :)
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All I can really add is that his front legs are definitely not straight.
His right front (the Left if you are looking at him in the pictures) looks almost like it is not straight from the knee down.
It may be how he's standing, also, but that's what I see.
His other leg he is toed out.

His hind legs are hard to see in those pictures.

He's got very high withers.

That's all I see though, he is SUPER cute! :)
I'll have someone hold his tail out of the way and take some better shots of his booty/back legs.

I'll also try and get him more squared up for shots of his front legs. That's a little worrisome re: his legs not being straight. Would that make him more succeptable to injuries, or just less suited to certain disciplines?

He does have high withers, bareback will be interesting.

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I'll have someone hold his tail out of the way and take some better shots of his booty/back legs.

I'll also try and get him more squared up for shots of his front legs. That's a little worrisome re: his legs not being straight. Would that make him more succeptable to injuries, or just less suited to certain disciplines?

He does have high withers, bareback will be interesting.
Haha, he might be offended if your taking shots of his booty
(J/K)

I've never had issues with any horses that toe-out. And in the cases that I've seen where it does affect their performance, its WAY worse than his.
I really wouldn't worry about it too much. All horses are going to have flaws, no horse is perfect. :)

The other leg, if he is indeed a little crooked from the knee down, it really all depends. I really can't get a good judgment on it because I don't know if its how he's standing. Some horses just stand with their legs funny sometimes. Its another one of those that could bother them, or it may not, it all depends on how severe it is. If he IS a little crooked, it doesn't look like anything major (going by this shot). Again, I've seen horses with MUCH worse.
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post #8 of 21 Old 11-01-2008, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

I looked at all the pictures I took and he actually is standing on some pretty uneven ground, so I'll get some better ones tomorrow. It's hard to hold a horse on good ground AND take pictures, and if I turned him out in a small arena all he'd do is follow me around.

Oh I don't expect him to be perfect by any means I have a feeling I'm going to want to buy him once my lease is up, so I was just wondering if the legs looked serious.

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i'd like to see him with more weight on him

Cute horse!

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post #10 of 21 Old 11-02-2008, 05:30 PM
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He could use more weight and some muscling. He's got pretty high withers. He looks downhill, but not sure if that's just the ground? His neck looks odd but I think it's because he's looking at the camera. Try and get a picture of him from the side, looking forward, set up.

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