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post #1 of 12 Old 12-09-2010, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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please judge my quarter horses conformation

hey I was just wondering if some people would look at and comment on what they thought of my 12yr quarter horses conformation was like. I don't know if these are the best pics but they are the best I have. Thanks
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-09-2010, 12:01 PM
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Well, first off his back is long & quite straight & he needs more muscling to his hindquarters. He also has what is often termed a "jumper's bump" at the top of his croup.
His neck is quite ewed which results in it looking rather thin & his head looking large in comparison.
His hocks are also high in the back.

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He looks a bit underweight to me, and lacking in the muscle department. Like lilruffian mentioned, he has a ewed neck and high hocks. Also, his pasterns look steeply angled to me.

I think if he was put into some work (with feed increased), he could get looking pretty good. I love the palominos!

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post #4 of 12 Old 12-09-2010, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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thanks i've only had him for a few weeks now and he has been out of work for a few months. I'm new at this but are someof these just faults or can I knind of fix them. Is the jumper's bump a bad thing i've never heard of it.
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As with the TB, he needs more weight and more muscle. Ribs are visible and topline is poor. The lack of muscle in his neck makes him look even more ewe-necked than he might usually be... same with the jumper's bump.

The jumper's bump is not a bad thing perse and can sometimes be due to a lack of muscle and weight as I believe may be your horse's case.
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post #6 of 12 Old 12-10-2010, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah the pictures make him look a little skinnier then what he actually is some people even think he looks fat. But he does definitely need to develop muscle pretty much everywhere which I am working on.
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Yeah the pictures make him look a little skinnier then what he actually is some people even think he looks fat. But he does definitely need to develop muscle pretty much everywhere which I am working on.
Usually photos add weight, not make an animal look thinner. You can easily see his ribs. There is no way this horse is even close to looking fat.
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post #8 of 12 Old 12-10-2010, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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I know and believe me im not one of the people who thinks he's fat but a few people have said it
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He is by no means emaciated, I have actually known people that keep their horses in similar condition because they like them to look "trim". Personally I like a little bit more meat on their bones(just look at Jack and you can tell,lol). I think the thing that would make the biggest difference in the way he looks and his proportions is to get some muscle on his neck and a bit more weight.
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-10-2010, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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I totally agree with you jacksmama like I said earlier he needs to build more muscle all over. But he has been out of work for months.
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