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        06-12-2009, 11:21 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    Spirit's Conformation

    This is my 6 year old TN Walker gelding Spirit. Can anyone tell me about his conformation? I've been facinated by a horse's conformation, and I bought a book and have been reading it, but It's l o n g, and hard, and has really tiny print, so I'm lazy and haven't gotten to read it much. He's blinking in the pic and I know that the ground is a bit rocky, but it was only for his photo shoot. Is it just me, or does his withers and his back look really l o n g?
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        06-12-2009, 12:18 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    I'm no expert so, someone correct me if I'm wrong..

    He looks pretty good in the front. Withers might be a little high. But his back end...looks wrong to me. He definitely needs butt muscle. I don't know much about TN Walkers, but his tail looks a tad high-set (maybe?). I think it's just the lighting that makes his back legs look off.

    He's gorgeous. Stunner. =) I love him.
         
        06-12-2009, 12:30 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    I show a twh their butts are spose to be lower set that the rest of themselves for the natural big lick affect. And also the have flaged tails like arabs and are spose to be up higher.
    he's really pretty!
         
        06-12-2009, 10:34 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    He needs a lot more muscle, especially on the rear end.
    Overall, he seems to have a nice shoulder and butt, just lacking that muscle! I do like his head (my TWH has a huge clunker head) and he seems to have a good neck.

    Very purdy color. Is he blue eyed?
         
        06-12-2009, 11:14 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    His neck looks a bit skinny to me, it might just need more muscle, it is a nice length though. I think he looks like a very nice horse.
         
        06-13-2009, 12:58 AM
      #6
    Foal
    I'm just running things off the top of my head but as far as I can see..

    Upright pasterns, long in the back, short croup and weak gaskins.

    I don't know what you look for in TWH's (they're not common in Australia) however, as some of these faults may be prized in the breed.

    He looks like his feet need a bit of a trim (which would help how his pasterns look) but I think he's pretty spunky overall. :)
         
        06-13-2009, 03:40 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Thanks to everyone who said he was pretty :)
    His feet were trimmed a couple days after this (I forgot to mention)
    He's actually come a LONG way considering weight and muscle. He was about 200 pounds underweight when we got him (I'll post before pics soon). The vet said he's almost at a good weight (but all of you are right, he does need some muscle)
         
        06-16-2009, 01:18 AM
      #8
    Green Broke
    That hind in is really odd. Not sure if it's the angle or what. Can you get pictures from the front and from the back? He could use a lot more muscling. Love his color.
         
        06-16-2009, 02:17 AM
      #9
    Foal
    His colors are very pretty :)

    But, I must say that his neck and rump look way too thin compared to the rest of his body.
         
        06-16-2009, 11:56 PM
      #10
    Foal
    I agree with the previous posters. His back is a little long- which means that he will have more flexibility but less power. Conformation is always a trade-off. He has a steeply slanting croup, so he should have a good range of motion in his hind leg, but his gaskin is straight, meaning less range of motion in the lower joints. He may bear more of his concussion in his gaskin and hock. His underline, meaning his belly is a bit drawn up. For horses to bear the weight of a rider well, they need to contract their belly muscles and round their backs. That goes for any type of riding.
    This is Weltmeyer- he appears to have a long back too, but remember the back begins where the mane ends. His underbelly is straight across and he is deep from the point of hip to the point of gaskin. People look at heartgirth a lot- Spirit is nice and deep in the girth, but the depth of flank is not as deep. That can change somewhat with good riding though.
         

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