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        01-21-2011, 01:38 AM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TheSeeker    
    Lol aww well that's cute! XD
    I had called my mare that because she is sorrel and has a star and reminded me of Dreamer/Sonador...but T was just more nickname like.
    My Sonador is in my avatar pic. You can she that she is a sorrel as well. She looked alot like a TB untill she was 4. Now she looks like a QH. Lol
         
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        01-21-2011, 05:44 AM
      #22
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    
    My Sonador is in my avatar pic. You can she that she is a sorrel as well. She looked alot like a TB untill she was 4. Now she looks like a QH. Lol
    Yea I figured that was her :) Well she most certainly does look like a QH now! She's very pretty!
         
        01-21-2011, 08:06 AM
      #23
    Banned
    He is a cute color. His very long pasterns worry me for a career in jumping.
    Butt high it to be expected at his age.
         
        01-21-2011, 08:33 AM
      #24
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    He is a cute color. His very long pasterns worry me for a career in jumping.
    Butt high it to be expected at his age.
    Yes apparently he is going to be on the shorter side (14.3hh...even though his parents are both 16hh) so I won't be jumping him except for fun, unless he were to reach 15hh. Even then not at the height I was hoping for. He is currently very big for his age though as he seems to be doing the majority of his growing now and the rest of his body has yet to really catch up with his legs lol. Hopefully once he is done growing things won't be so bad conformation wise...I hope!
    And thanks for the help/critique!

    Here are some pics (at 7.5 months. He is now 8 months) to see where he is at and how big he is compared to my 6.5 yr old 15hh mare (not his dam!).
    These pictures don't do either justice! And sorry the ground is a bit uneven :S I will try to get more and better pictures when I go and see them in the next few days!


         
        01-21-2011, 10:53 AM
      #25
    Banned
    It is hard to judge conformation on such a youngster. He does have very long, upright pasterns right now. He also has a pretty straight, posty hinds. Unless those two things grow out, I would be concerned with his long term soundness.
         
        01-21-2011, 10:58 AM
      #26
    Banned
    I am not sure what his size has to do with jumping. I would almost feel better if he was only jumped if he stays small. His pasterns are not good for jumping at all. Him getting big will not change that.

    I do not think he is is a breeding quality animal unless your only goal of breeding is pretty colors.
         
        01-21-2011, 11:06 AM
      #27
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    I am not sure what his size has to do with jumping. I would almost feel better if he was only jumped if he stays small. His pasterns are not good for jumping at all. Him getting big will not change that.

    I do not think he is is a breeding quality animal unless your only goal of breeding is pretty colors.
    Pretty much ditto this.

    I do hope that you are going to be separating him and your mare soon.
         
        01-21-2011, 01:19 PM
      #28
    Foal
    His sire was a lot like him at this age looking at the two foal pictures of the two, but he seems to have grown into himself. Hopefully the same is with my colt. Have time to see how he matures though as if I do breed him it wouldn’t be until he is at least 4 years old and has had time to be trained and such.
    I had asked the vet about his legs and soundness, but the vet doesn’t think its anything to worry about, but then again who knows. I guess time will tell, but every one that has seen him does think he will grow up to be very athletic. I hope they are correct.
    For his height and jumping what the size has to do with it is I prefer tall horses for jumping as a preferance.

    As for breeding for colour I would NEVER breed any animal based on that. My goal would be to breed a healthy horse free of genetic diseases such as HYPP, HERDA, etc. and that would be a good horse under saddle. That is why I would not be breeding him until he has been trained under saddle and I can see how well he does once finished growing and filling out, and why I have already gotten him HYPP and HERDA tested.

    Yes when the time is correct he will be separated from my mare, but currently he doesn’t act the least bit studish and my mare wouldn’t have any of that anyways. He more looks at her as if she is his mom, but in the next little while they WILL be separated.
         
        01-21-2011, 01:39 PM
      #29
    Foal
    Here are also a few pictures of his sire and a couple half siblings if any of you want pics to compare etc. But please use only to compare and leave the critique to my colt! As I do not own the others! If something has to be said please PM me! Thanks :)




    And 2 pictures of 2 half siblings of his (same sire)

         
        01-21-2011, 02:00 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    Even though he is still so young he is a very handome boy. The overo is also my favorite of the Paint/Pinto coat patterns. He is what they call downhill as for the higher rump than the withers. In the QH and QH/Paints they both are more downhill than say the TB, who are uphill in that they are taller at the withers than the rump. I am glad you had him tested for HYPP and HERDA. He has the QH Impressive on his top side who was found to be the one to pass HYPP in his bloodlines. He goes back to Poco Bueno also on the topside. He is the sire who was the first found to pass HERDA to his offspring. As for keeping him intact, not gelding him, his potential as a breeding stallion really couldn't be determined until he has his full growth. Going by bloodlines alone is not a practical answer to the question of using him for breeding. By the way, he does have a lot of good horses in his pedigree.
         

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