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        07-06-2010, 02:13 PM
    Pretty Boy

    Pretty Boy is a dual registered QH/Pinto gelding. He's 10 years old, and is in pasture condition. I'm told he was bred to be a halter horse, but he's never been shown. He was really nervous and refused to stand still, so hopefully you can get something out of these pictures. Discipline suggestions? I want to take him to the trainer asap but I haven't decided on a discipline.

    its ohten :: SDC15661.mp4 video by idontlikene1 - Photobucket
    ^ Video of him cantering/trottiing in the pasture. I'll get a better movement video when I lunge him tomorrow

    AND I'll get his bloodlines up once I get his papers today. Lol
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        07-06-2010, 02:29 PM
    He's got a gorgeous pattern! His rear legs look a little strange to me. . . Not sure why, and not by any means a great judge of conformation, so I may be way off base! Hopefully someone else can help more
        07-06-2010, 02:34 PM
    Lol thanks! In the pictures with his tail up he was standing with his legs far apart because he was pooping.
    But I agree now that you pointed it out.
        07-06-2010, 02:43 PM
    Originally Posted by Eliz    
    Lol thanks! In the pictures with his tail up he was standing with his legs far apart because he was pooping.
    But I agree now that you pointed it out.
        07-06-2010, 02:51 PM
    Green Broke
    I wouldn't worry about choosing a discipline for him right off the bat. Many horses move differently after proper training/muscling than they do when they haven't been worked with. My recommendation is that you find a trainer that will work on the basics..ground work up. The basics are basic in pretty much EVERY discipline. Once you have your basic walk, trot, canter, reverse, halt, yield fore, yield hind and your laterals all on ground and under saddle and you have some muscle coming in and a more advanced way of moving, then I would decide what horsie is going to be when he grows up :)

    On that note, his confo is pretty nice, I betcha he would be a nice all around horse that could do just about anything.
        07-06-2010, 02:57 PM
    He's green broke, I'm going to start doing some schooling to get him to move off my legs and be soft in the mouth and work on the basics as you said. I bet by then I'll have a good idea of what I want him to work in. Thanks! :)
        07-06-2010, 03:05 PM
    He looks to be halter bred, just look at those tiny feet, and his head is quite refined. He has excess muscling for a pasture ornament and a fairly upright shoulder, which are other characteristics of halter horses. A very goodlooking horse none the less... other than his tiny feet and upright shoulder he looks to have very good conformation..but that obviously was bred into him on purpose.
        07-06-2010, 03:09 PM
    Thanks for the input!

    Is it worth it to take him to a halter show in September if he gets on a good excersize program now?
        07-06-2010, 03:26 PM
    Oh yes, I don't see why not.. everyone has to start out somewhere. Plus he's already naturally built for it, it wont take him long to build a little more. Make sure his leading is up to par and that he listens well. Its not ALL about looking pretty.
        07-06-2010, 03:30 PM
    Lol yeah I know...
    I've never shown halter QH but I've shown halter arab & sport horse in hand so I have a tiny bit of experience.

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