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        03-18-2009, 09:38 PM
    please critique my horse!

    He is a 15 year old 15.2 HH thoroughbred paint cross. I use him for everything lol, but we compete western games at local club shows. Feel free to say anything!!! Im very curious of opinions. The ftop ones are from this week, please excuse the mud and hair lol. The others are from last summer.
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        03-18-2009, 11:36 PM
    He is downhill.
    His rear two look somewhat frail.
    His neck is tied in wuite low to his withers.
    He looks better in the last few pics. Mor muscle, more finish.
    He has quite a steep slope to the top of his rump.

    All those are little things that won't hinder you mostly. Pretty markings. I love the splash of white on his rump and his facial markings
        03-18-2009, 11:46 PM
    Thanks I love his markings too! :) what exactly is downhill? Like, is it that his front end is thicker or stronger looking than the back ? And could any of his 'faults' lead to problems? I know he's already 15 and this is something you would ask about a young horse, but im just curious if it can hurt him in anyway.
        03-18-2009, 11:58 PM
    In that 3rd picture it looks like his back legs (and his fronts a little) are parked underneith his body. Charity has something similar going on with her front legs.

    It also looks like his knees are uneven, is the left one higher than the other? Its so hard to tell when they have two colors meeting in different places, lol! It'll play tricks on your eyes! I tried to look at the feet to check the angles, thinking it may be a club foot issue.

    And isnt an American Paint Horse x Thoroughbred a purebred paint? I know Paints have to have one registered APH parent, but they can be bred to a papered TB or a papered QH and be a purebred paint ^^

    I -REALLY- like that neck (looking at the 6th picture)

    He doesn't appear to be downhill to me *adjusts imaginary spectacles* I can see where it may be assumed that he is because of how he is standing in picture #3. It appears that he has a more swayed back in that picture than in any of the others. Looking again at picture #6, he looks great and flat on his back. If anything, i'd say he has high withers.

    My goodness what a nice butt :p! His chest is a little narrow for my taste, but that's literally my taste.. I love doing a lot of lateral work and you need horses with lots of clearance/wide chests to do that ^^

    I think you have an awesome horse there! I'd snatch him! :p
        03-19-2009, 12:33 AM
    I would say that he is a little high withered
    Definitely narrow in front
    And his angle in his shoulder seems a little steep in some of the pics.

    Mostly he is put together well and he is SUPER CUTE. I love his markings. Over all a great horse
        03-19-2009, 02:06 AM
    If anything, he looks a little uphill to me. His croup is pretty steep and he has the TB "shark fin" withers. It looks like he may be a little calf-kneed or back at the knee and his front legs look tied in but that may just be the pix. I do like his low neck tie-in and his markings are pretty. Some of these things could lead to arthritis in the future but other than that, if he has not gone lame yet, he probably won't.

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