I'm thinking of entering my 21-year old Paso Fino gelding in a halter class at our county fair. Do you think he would be up for the competition? I would just enter him as a 4-H member. I'm still new to the horse confo critique world, so be patient with me lol. I personally think he has a lovely neck arch and pretty good overall confo, but I'd like to get some others' opinions. I have another question....he has a foggy eye that's the result of stress from keeping the mare from the other gelding a year ago. It will never go away, but I treat it with medicine my vet prescribes when it gets especially foggy so the fogginess goes away a little. Will this fault count against us in a halter class? Here's some pictures of my gelding. They're not the best, but they'll do (I hope):
I had him in a bad setup in the above position because he didn't want to stand still for the picture lol. I love his neck here, though!
The above is just for his head and neck critique, as the rest of him is blanketed :). There's something about his lower lip here....I can't put my finger on it. It's at an odd angle or something.
How does his weight look in the above picture? I was struggling to keep weight on him for a while when he was herding the mare around all the time, but I found a senior feed and he's doing much better on it. The above pic is his current weight. Does it look okay?
He was cocking his right hind leg in the above and below pic, so it's not a great pic. (I swear I don't usually go around taking pics of horse butts lol. I've heard people ask for pictures from the back for confo advice though so I put them in here)
His neck and throatlatch^
From the front^
Thanks so much for taking the time to critique him. Sorry for the sheer number of pics.....I didn't know which would and wouldn't be helpful:)