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        04-20-2008, 08:30 PM
      #1
    Trained
    What do you think of my boys?

    Ok..I'm not real thin skinned and I want to know what you think of these guys honestly.

    This is Dumas. He is an 8 year old qh gelding. He was supposed to be papered at one time.





    This is Twister. He is a 6 year old qh gelding. Same thing as the other no papers.





    Let 'er rip...good, bad & ugly!
         
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        04-20-2008, 10:35 PM
      #2
    Trained
    Any one out there???
         
        04-20-2008, 10:38 PM
      #3
    Trained
    Dumas:

    -Way too much slope to his rump.
    -Stands under himself.
    -I'm not fond of the way his shoulder ties into his neck
    -His throatlatch is way to thick.

    I love his color and I think he has a super kind eye. Looks like he is a great little riding horse.

    Twister:

    -Stands under himself
    -Not really a fan of his knees
    -Neck and throat latch are far to thick

    Both horses have nice thick legs, I really like to see that!
         
        04-20-2008, 10:43 PM
      #4
    Showing
    Dumas is kinda short-backed & kinda has a smallish neck area.
    I really love his coloring, though.

    Twister, I don't really like his neck much, it's kinda thick like FGR said. ;)
    I do like his legs, though.

    Both your boys are handsome, though. They look really sweet.
         
        04-20-2008, 10:48 PM
      #5
    Trained
    Thanks FGR! Never really noticed the knees before! I love this, I just see my boys! Its nice to have other un-jaded opinions!

    Is there anything we can do to fix some of traits like a sloped rump? Exercise? These guys were pretty thin when we got them in October last yr. This is what they look like after 6months of good feed and a 6acre pasture to roam in. We haven't done much as far as exercising these guys.
         
        04-21-2008, 09:29 AM
      #6
    Trained
    Bump...I'd like a couple more opinions if ya'all don't mind! 8)
         
        04-29-2008, 06:12 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Dumas
    - stands under himself
    - weak hip
    - up hill
    - neck does not tie in well

    Twister
    - downhill
    - short thick neck
    - Ewe neck
    - stands way to far underhimself
    - toes out, font
    -pigeon toed, back
    - short pasterns
         
        04-30-2008, 09:38 PM
      #8
    Trained
    Dumas:

    He seems fairly straight in the shoulder. I usually like to see more of a slope to them.

    His throatlatch is a bit too thick for me. I like my horses to collect and the thickness of his throat wouldn't allow him to collect as much as I prefer.

    He does appear to stand under himself, but that could be because he's not actually set up.

    His tail head is set too low on his rump, I think, and that could be a factor in how his hip appears.

    I do think that if he's excercised the muscle in his hip will tone up and give it a better appearance. When you're working him, ask him for a lot of hind end impulsion (using his hindquarter's to move instead of using his shoulder's. Horses can lazy and moving using their shoulder's is less work that using their hindquarter's, but once they've got that, it just smoothen's out the whole ride) and that should increase the muscle in his hip to give it a more rounder look.

    He appears to be straight in the legs, and he's got a nice short back which I like to see.

    He's also got a good looking head (I'm much a head hunter :) ) and a nice eye, set wider apart which is a characteristic to indicate an intelligent horse.

    Twister:

    Again, it does appear that he stands underneath himself too much. He does have fairly short pastern's and not much angle to his hocks (you can compare to Dumas to see the difference) which just means he won't be able to hunker down on his rear end to really get down, such as a cutting horse.

    He does appear to turn his back legs in a bit, but the bones appear to straight so this may be the way he is standing in the photo.

    His throatlatch, again, is a little too thick for me so it'll inhibit his collection ability (please excuse me here - this is a bit of me putting Arabian conformation onto a QH!).

    His neck ties in well (I think) with his shoulder and chest, giving him a nice over all balanced look (I just want to reach in the photograph and pull his front legs forward and inch lol).

    He does have a nice hip which is balanced well with his shoulder, and the short backs which I prefer, with a cute head and it seems like he's got a wonderful temperment.

    Both of them have wonderful bone and I think could both be put to work hard (after some toning, of course!) and not have a problem doing it.
         
        05-01-2008, 10:32 AM
      #9
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WSArabians
    Dumas:

    He seems fairly straight in the shoulder. I usually like to see more of a slope to them.

    His throatlatch is a bit too thick for me. I like my horses to collect and the thickness of his throat wouldn't allow him to collect as much as I prefer.

    He does appear to stand under himself, but that could be because he's not actually set up.

    His tail head is set too low on his rump, I think, and that could be a factor in how his hip appears.

    I do think that if he's excercised the muscle in his hip will tone up and give it a better appearance. When you're working him, ask him for a lot of hind end impulsion (using his hindquarter's to move instead of using his shoulder's. Horses can lazy and moving using their shoulder's is less work that using their hindquarter's, but once they've got that, it just smoothen's out the whole ride) and that should increase the muscle in his hip to give it a more rounder look.

    He appears to be straight in the legs, and he's got a nice short back which I like to see.

    He's also got a good looking head (I'm much a head hunter :) ) and a nice eye, set wider apart which is a characteristic to indicate an intelligent horse.

    Twister:

    Again, it does appear that he stands underneath himself too much. He does have fairly short pastern's and not much angle to his hocks (you can compare to Dumas to see the difference) which just means he won't be able to hunker down on his rear end to really get down, such as a cutting horse.

    He does appear to turn his back legs in a bit, but the bones appear to straight so this may be the way he is standing in the photo.

    His throatlatch, again, is a little too thick for me so it'll inhibit his collection ability (please excuse me here - this is a bit of me putting Arabian conformation onto a qh!).

    His neck ties in well (I think) with his shoulder and chest, giving him a nice over all balanced look (I just want to reach in the photograph and pull his front legs forward and inch lol).

    He does have a nice hip which is balanced well with his shoulder, and the short backs which I prefer, with a cute head and it seems like he's got a wonderful temperment.

    Both of them have wonderful bone and I think could both be put to work hard (after some toning, of course!) and not have a problem doing it.

    Thank You for taking the time to be so thorough and to give advice! It Is very much appreciated!
         

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