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Mstar 11-26-2011 01:45 PM

TB Critique please :)
 
Always been curious about what people think of my horses conformation, good points and any flaws that may affect him. Addix is a 9 year old OTTB gelding, 15.3h. He raced and was a track pony, now just doing trails. I would like to begin training him for lower level dressage, eventing and jumping and am curious how his conformation may affect his abilities, good and bad. Hard to get a decent shot of him but here is the best I could do. Any comments are appreciated

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lilruffian 11-28-2011 04:13 PM

Nice looking guy. Needs muscle to his neck and he's a tiny bit chubby.
A little high in the withers, but that's typical with TB's.
Legs looks nice and he's got a good, deep chest.

Endiku 11-28-2011 04:48 PM

Once you have him conditioned, I'd say he's got as much of a chance at shining as any other well-rounded horse. He's sturdy and it's great to see some weight on a tb for once, though he might just have a tad too much ;) nothing work won't fix.

bubba13 11-28-2011 08:28 PM

It's not very often you see a rabicano TB.
Might have a very mild roach back (the shed is throwing me off) and his back is on the long side regardless. Solid legs; hip a little steep. Pasterns look strong but could be a hair longer for a smoother gait. I'd also like slightly larger hooves. Nice shoulder and a surprisingly level neck carriage for a TB.

Mstar 11-29-2011 04:01 AM

Thank you for your replies :) He got VERY thin due to a bad situation this summer and I've been working hard to get weight back on him before winter. I've just started to cut back his feed now that he's doing better. Luckily he's a pretty easy keeper for a TB! He's also recovering from bad farrier work (his feet were actually 5 weeks out in this picture), she trimmed him so short he couldn't walk for a week :( But he does have very strong, good sized good angled hooves normally (another TB curse he escaped lol). Thank you for your comments!
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Horsegears 12-19-2011 06:35 AM

Thoroughbred considered.

Shorter and stockier limbs. Blade that may be a touch upright leading to a forward set wither. Back is longer and appears to have some weakness over loins (Slight roach may be forming). The hind is reasonable and probably the strength of the topline. I would say his more western and may be ok at barrels. Some english fine but he is a touch heavier than ideal for jumping so perhaps if this is under taken keep it light and watch for soundness issues. Good luck :)

blue eyed pony 12-19-2011 07:06 AM

bear in mind I'm on my phone so I'm only seeing small low-resolution thumbs. but - is he maybe back at the knees?
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