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post #1 of 9 Old 08-02-2008, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Please critique Tucker

I'm trying to learn more about conformation. So I decided to use my boy as a guinea pig. I know that he doesn't have the best conformation in the world. I would really appriciate it if you could pick him apart and tell me the good and bad points.

Heres what jumps out at me.
1. He's over at his knees.
2. Butt high
3. Straight shoulder
3. Slightly toes out in the front







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post #2 of 9 Old 08-02-2008, 10:01 PM
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Bench kneed.
He's rather stocky.
Sickled hocked.


Love his color!!

Eta-
Splay footed and cow-hocked.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-02-2008, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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lmao yes he is extremely stocky. He stands at about 16.2 so he's just a huge tank....
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-02-2008, 10:53 PM
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He has a really short and thick neck. And for some reason his entire hind end doesn't look right. It just doesn't fit the rest of him and makes him look off balance.

I really love his color, and his barrel for some reason. He's got a really cute face too, but for a PMU I think he turned out pretty good. I still think he might have some draft in him, but that's just me.
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-04-2008, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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mlkarel2010- Thank You for the crit, Yes he does have a very thick neck. He looks really nice with a roached mane though...lol I don't think he was very happy about it. I always thought he had a nice overall balance, but that's why I posted this. To learn more about conformation and balance. Poor tucker the guinea pig.... No matter he is my baby and will always be.;)
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-04-2008, 11:41 AM
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Er, his left front looks clubbed. Is it just the picture?
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-04-2008, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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No its not a club foot. For some reason it always looks that way in pictures, but in person there is nothing clubbed about it. It stems from years of bad trimming before my boyfriend took over. We are working on lowering that heel now, but its a slow process and don't want to do too much at once.
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-04-2008, 01:11 PM
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No its not a club foot. For some reason it always looks that way in pictures, but in person there is nothing clubbed about it. It stems from years of bad trimming before my boyfriend took over. We are working on lowering that heel now, but its a slow process and don't want to do too much at once.
Good strategy. I think you pretty much covered everything I would have mentioned in your opening post on the conformation front.
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-04-2008, 02:57 PM
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His balance doesn't look that bad in the third picture, but the first two don't do him much justice. I think it's the way he is standing or the angle of the camera or something that makes it look weird
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