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    03-30-2008, 06:10 PM
  #1
Foal
what is you thoughts on this horse

So what do you think, he is a standard bred 15.3 and 14yrs. I know he has no top line but what else? When we brought him he had done no work and was in a very small flat yard for 12 months. He was also very skinny.

     
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    03-30-2008, 06:48 PM
  #2
Showing
The one thing that jumped at me was his extremely straight shoulder, which will inhibit forward movement, specifically extension.
His neck is fairly low-set as well, and he has a pigeon chest.

I love his coloring though! Does he have any markings on his face, or is he a solid bay?
     
    03-31-2008, 07:57 AM
  #3
Showing
JustDressage, I always wondered how you define "straightness" of the shoulder?

I think he has lovely color!
     
    03-31-2008, 10:12 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Very straight shoulder and very straight neck. Stands under himself on the front end. Hocks look a bit strange to me. From the picture looks like has a roman nose. Front end is much heavier then the hind end. Which causes a horse to be more likely to move off the forehand. Straight almost hallow backed. But its hard to see because of the saddle. Has a kink in its neck before it hits the withers, which is typical of a ewe neck, but rather, your horse has a straight neck. Head ties into the neck nicely. Chest sticks out way too much. Love the color, I have always found brown's rather appealing
     
    04-08-2008, 04:00 AM
  #5
Weanling
His shoulder looks a bit odd, but his coloring is beautiful!
     
    04-08-2008, 12:44 PM
  #6
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitten_Val
JustDressage, I always wondered how you define "straightness" of the shoulder?

I think he has lovely color!


The red line illustrates this horse's shoulder, the green line represents the "ideal" slope to the shoulder.
     
    04-08-2008, 12:49 PM
  #7
Showing
His coloring is very nice, but the shoulder looks a bit odd to me. ;)
     

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