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post #1 of 9 Old 02-03-2014, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys! This year I'm looking forward to showing my 9 year old gelding in the AQHA circuit mainly HUS, eq, and hunter hack. He's 16.3 sired by Chocolua. Have been working on his "frame" and would like feedback if we look like we're on the right track and how we can improve. Thanks so much!
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Lovely horse! He's not squared up in this photo so it's tough to judge his conformation for you. He looks fine to me except his back legs and haunch, but I think much of it is due to the way he's standing. If you want someone to judge his frame under saddle and picture of him being ridden would be helpful. :)

Add: Sorry, started writing this before you posted your riding pic.
You look like you're on the right track. Your hands look a little flat. Just turn your wrists so your thumbs are on top. The horse's frame looks okay, but he is a little low on the head set, heavy on the forehand and his nose is behind the vertical. I think you would benefit from some work over poles and lateral exercises to get him off the forehand and working from behind a bit and try not to ride him so low and crank his nose back too hard. The ideal frame is poll level with the horse's top line and the face on a vertical line. Riding behind the vertical is just as much of a no-no as a nose that sticks out in front. If you can get him off the forehand a little, he should start reaching a bit more and lengthen his stride better too. Keep working at it! You're almost there!


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Lovely horse! He's not squared up in this photo so it's tough to judge his conformation for you. He looks fine to me except his back legs and haunch, but I think much of it is due to the way he's standing. If you want someone to judge his frame under saddle and picture of him being ridden would be helpful. :)
thank you! I just uploaded a picture of him squared and a riding picture so hopefully that will help! :)

Add: Thanks for the tips! We haven't worked over poles in a while so ill try that for sure.

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Looking good! I will say that in the riding photo I see that his head is a tad low and his nose is behind the vertical, giving him a little more leg and if he hangs on your hands give him a quick, light bump up on the reins(don't snap them or he'll bring his nose back further to escape it).
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Looking good! I will say that in the riding photo I see that his head is a tad low and his nose is behind the vertical, giving him a little more leg and if he hangs on your hands give him a quick, light bump up on the reins(don't snap them or he'll bring his nose back further to escape it).
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Thank you! Ill definitely try that! :)

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I'm not the best judge of conformation but I think he has a lovely front end. He has nice clean front leg, a long, graceful neck and a pretty, masculine head. In the squared picture he looks a bit sickle hocked. This might set you back in hunter in hand and halter classes. Sickle hocked horses are also more prone to uneven hoof wear and things like bog spavins so just keep an eye on him and make sure you work with a reputable farrier that can keep his hooves in top shape. He also looks a little thin and like his muscles aren't very well developed in the haunch, but only in that last picture. These things are easily fixed if you haven't fixed them already. Overall, I think you have a really cute horse with a lot of potential. I think you'll do well with him! :)

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I'm not the best judge of conformation but I think he has a lovely front end. He has nice clean front leg, a long, graceful neck and a pretty, masculine head. In the squared picture he looks a bit sickle hocked. This might set you back in hunter in hand and halter classes. Sickle hocked horses are also more prone to uneven hoof wear and things like bog spavins so just keep an eye on him and make sure you work with a reputable farrier that can keep his hooves in top shape. He also looks a little thin and like his muscles aren't very well developed in the haunch, but only in that last picture. These things are easily fixed if you haven't fixed them already. Overall, I think you have a really cute horse with a lot of potential. I think you'll do well with him! :)
that might be partially due to the way he squares in hand he dosent like to do it so he stands goofy haha but I will keep an eye out for sure. The picture is old and we have since moved barns so hopefully that isn't an issue anymore (: Thank you very much I'll keep everyone updated!

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