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    View Poll Results: leave as a stud until I find out his potential or geld?
    geld 15 88.24%
    stud 2 11.76%
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        07-15-2007, 11:27 AM

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        07-16-2007, 10:16 AM
    He's a pretty boy, but to be honest he's not outstanding enough to be left a stallion, in my opinion. His front end doesn't look correct; he almost appears to be knock kneed. I realize that's partly the camera angle, but at the very least he's toeing out.

    I'm also not horribly fond of his neck. It looks better in the second pic, but the first profile shows it as being very thick and almost ewe. At his age I'd prefer to see it a bit more refined (it'll just get heavier as he matures.)

    Other than that, he appears to be balanced well enough. It's a difficult age to critique a horse as they tend to be going through their gawky, gangly stages, rather like middle school kids
        07-16-2007, 10:51 AM
    Only keep a horse a stallion if they are great, are you going to cut cows with him? If someone is going to breed for a cutting they are only going to use the best and the rest get gelded. But if he is not great then please don't breed from him that is what makes the price of horses go down when there is to many just ok horses.
        07-16-2007, 11:53 AM
    I have to say geld him deffinatly, he is very toes out in front which is genetic. We have way to many unwanted horses as it is, and I think a horse needs to be absolutly outstanding to be kept a stud.
        07-16-2007, 01:52 PM
    Thanks to all who have replied! I will be away from my computer for a couple of days, but keep the critiques coming and I will check back in when I return!
        07-17-2007, 11:24 AM
    I really like him! His body is soo nice.

    Not much a fan of his head tho. But that's IMO (In my Opinion).

    Depends on what you honestly want to do with him?
    Who is the Sire and dam?
    Has he got good soild lines behind him?

    Quarter Horses are Ment to be slightly built down hill and on the forehand (as I've been told).. If there not they are incorrectly bred,

    So hmm.
    Anyways I personally would geld him he seems more of a girlie colt then a (stallion baby) haha.

    Had to add a shrek moment there.
    Anyways I really like him and think he could go far! Good luck with him and all the best,
        07-17-2007, 10:14 PM
    Hes really adorable!
    The only thing is his neck seems a little short but that could just be me :P
    A horse at my barn has a tiny neck but he's fantastic! And I adore him
    Good luck with whatever you choose to do with him :)
        07-18-2007, 05:08 AM
        07-18-2007, 06:03 AM
    He looks really cute.
    Dosnt even look fussed.

    Hehe he does look like a girly boy 8)
    And a Handsom one at that!!

    But yeah personally he hasnt got a very good tie down or a nice neck at all and colts must have nice necks cos as they get older there necks go more ferral!!

    Seems to go that way and that's why with you want fillies to have low tail sets cos as they get older and more foals they have the tail set gets higher...

    But that's IMO
        07-18-2007, 06:55 AM
    Hey, someone's up as early as I am! :o edited to add: just realized you were in much for my powers of observation!

    When you say "tie down", do you mean the point at which his neck and chest meet? If so, yes I see it now...also I have looked at him so much and never realized how thick his neck was.

    Thanks so much for the constructive details...I am new to horses so this means so much to me!

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