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  • Please critique my horse
  • Is being goose rumped considered a major confirmation flaw?

 
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    04-02-2008, 04:00 PM
  #1
Foal
Please Please Critique My Horse - I fixed it!!

This is my yearling stallion Radar. I baught him about a month ago at 11 months old. This picture was taken at around 8 months old. He is a grand baby out of paint horses leading sire Awesome Mr Conclusion and Barlink Macho Man. Let me know what you think. I am trying to decide if I should geld him. He looks even better after a couple months of owning him. Also if you could let me know what you think of my two year old mare (bay). Thank you!

     
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    04-02-2008, 04:39 PM
  #2
Foal
The first one looks downhill and gooserumped, but might fill out nicely.

The second one looks downhill and has a flat back. Maybe cow hocked? It's hard to tell.
     
    04-02-2008, 09:18 PM
  #3
Showing
Horse #1:
Very downhill - will probably grow out of it. Very long backed. Straight pasterns.
Nice color and pattern though!

Horse #2:
Very hard pic to critique. Straight pasterns.


As for gelding, ask yourself these questions:
- Are you willing to promote a stallion? (i.e. Take it to shows and increase his value)?
- Does he have impeccable conformation, temperament and breeding?
- Will he improve the breed?
- Do you have stallion handling experience?

If you said yes to all of the above, then I have no problem with him being kept a stallion; however, if you answered no to any of them, I'd geld him.
There are a TON of stallions out there, so only if he's an impeccable specimen should he be kept intact... :)
     
    04-03-2008, 09:31 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Typically I don't like critiqueing foals because their confirmation is so odd and uneven that's its hard to tell what is really what.

Number one is downhill because its a baby, all babies are down hill most likely it will remain downhill because its a common confirmation flaw. Pigeon toed, posty legged, goose rumped. Im not going to go any further into it because again, he is a baby.


Number two: Flat backed, and cow hocked, that's all I am really going to point out.
     

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