Honest critiques wanted! :)
I would like two critiques.. BE HONEST!
One of my horse's conformation and overall look.
His name is Shamrock and he is a six year old, 16 hh Quarter horse. He was my high school graduation present and my first horse! I got him from a man where he had absolutely no job but to eat grass and was told he was broke to ride, but hadn't been in over a year. I fell in love with him at first sight, without test riding him or seeing him ridden, and we bought him for $500. I know that this is BIG no-no in the equine world. However, I've seemed to luck out with him, the farrier and my trainer have had nothing but nice things to say about him. When I tried riding him for the first time, I realized that he didn't know simple commands. When I kicked, he backed up. I've been training him for around 6 months now (he's the first horse I've trained) and am proud to say he know walks, trots, canters, and is starting to jump! But that's just a little brag. ;)
EXCUSE THE BOOBOOS IN HIS PICTURE! This was taken not long after I got him & during the time when he was still being "initiated" into the herd in his pasture. :P
Second of my equitation.
I've been riding for around nine years. I only ride English and have only been taught to ride English.
Thanks for your opinons!
Oh, and here's the link to a video.. let me know if it doesn't work!
The video link doesn't work :-(
I clicked on it and it went to it for me.
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Sorry - says video unavailable.. you should probably just post it on youtube..
Working On It!
It is uploading to YouTube now, bear with me!
FINALLY.. The video!
Hope it works this time. :)
I don't know much about riding English, but it seems that you both are having a lot of fun - he looks very relaxed - good job :-)
First off, what discipline are you aiming for...hunters/dressage/event? It will greatly affect any critique I give.
You have a handsome guy, and I see no glaring conformation problems. I am a bit concerned that his trimming is so uneven on his front feet, causing longer toes on the LF.
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