06-12-2009, 10:36 PM
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I like him; he is a cute guy for sure. Lovely expression, and I like his neck...nice and trim! His legs seem nice and straight, and he's certainly got a big hip!
Conformationally, he's not horrible, but certainly not perfect either; the biggest thing I see is that he is long in the topline, and is already weakening behind his wither; with some exercises to help him lift and use his topline, you may see some improvement there. His shoulder is a bit steep, and he seems to be a little croup high, which will make him want to travel on his front more. Given the muscling I see in his forearm, I am guessing he does travel more off his front end than his hind end already. His hocks are higher off the ground too, which also makes it harder for him to travel off his hind end.
He needs muscling throughout, but you already know that...just steady riding will help in that area.