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shortysmalls 01-06-2012 06:53 PM

Jake's put on some weight ! Critique?
 
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Jake's been at my grandparents, hes gained the weight i hoped he would!
Now that hes got a few pounds on him could I get a confo critique?
We did just get him back a few days ago so I dont have the best pics, so I will add a few from when he was staying at my grandparents so dont say anything about the weight he's fat now (: lol
Thanks! He's a 16hh 11 y/o OTTB
First couple pics were taken today , the rest are older. Sorry, I dont have a decent rear pic...
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Thank you guys (:

Legend 01-06-2012 11:05 PM

I am going to be honest when I say I don't think he looks fat enough... He could easily put on some more weight without being truly fat.

Anyhow, I think he has a slight sway back, extremely high withers, maybe a tad bit butt high (cant really tell from the pictures) And he has some upright pasterns.

Hehe, I am not the best critiquer, so I stand corrected, but those are just the things I personally see.

Where about in Arkansas are you? I am from their also.

Gidget 01-06-2012 11:25 PM

He doesn't have a sway back. It looks lik it as he has extremely high withers. Looks to be cowhocked in the back BUT that can be a good thing.

BornToRun 01-06-2012 11:39 PM

I think he has a nice healthy weight. Maybe a tiny bit sway backed, high withers and straight pasterns. He also has a very pretty face :)

shortysmalls 01-07-2012 07:57 PM

The first three pictures are him now, the rest are older, I think he's at a pretty healthy weight considering how he looked when I got him but thanks for your opinion! I've heard about upright pasterns affect a horse? And then how can cowhocked be a good thing? Ive only heard bad things about it...
He may be a bit swaybacked, I honestly can't tell with the shark in on his back lol.
Thanks ! He gets that a lot! (:
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shortysmalls 01-07-2012 07:58 PM

How do upright pasterns affect a horse?*
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Gidget 01-07-2012 09:19 PM

there is a some info about it somewhere on this forum. Being cowhocked isn't a bad thing. Your horse isn't severly cow hocked so I doubt you will have any problems with soundness with him being like that. I honestly forgot why it can be a good thing....I think tinyliny knows....my horse is cowhocked and she can do lots of things and her stifle doesn't get sore and such.

Skyseternalangel 01-07-2012 10:06 PM

About your horse's back.. and think it just needs more muscle.. a good topline. My horse was the same way and he has a huuuuge shark fin wither.

And now, for my favourite thread of all time: http://www.horseforum.com/horse-trai...es-back-72621/

BornToRun 01-07-2012 11:06 PM

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How do upright pasterns affect a horse?*
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Some people believe it leads to poor movement and unsoundness. Which I think is untrue. Horses with upright pasterns are known to excel in sprinting sports, they also have poor shock absorbing abilities. Honestly though, I don't think it's going be any trouble for you, as I'm sure he's in good hands :)

CLaPorte432 01-08-2012 12:00 AM

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Hello Withers! LoL

He's cute. And yes, he looks better then he did. I think now he just needs some muscle put on him and toned up a bit. Love his face!


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