Educate me in conformation
This is Jack, my 5$ auction rescue. I no nothing about conformation & when & IF I ever add to my heard, I'd like to know what to look for
He's certainly a cutie.
Not a bad shoulder. Neck needs muscling.
Front legs look ok. Pasterns maybe a bit long.
Back is long.
I love his hindquarters.
Hard to really judge his back legs without him standing square, but possibly just a tad sickle-hocked.
Overall, he's not too terribly built.
You did good !. he is not sickle hocked, you can tell that from the last pic.
his shoulder and hip angles match. he looks to be a very nice horse. He could use a few groceries but is not in bad shape. why was he dumped for such a low price? You can google confirmation in horses .
I disagree, Stevenson. The last pic is what SHOWS that he's a tad sickle hocked. His hock is level with the point of his butt and it still angles forward just a bit from top to bottom. That's a sickle hock. Not a bad one though.
Really, his faults are all fairly minor, bar the long back which won't affect him unless you want to do high level collection or put a heavy rider on him. I like him, you did really well.
Thanks everybody! I've had him for almost 2 years now. He's 4 now & when I got him, the vet didn't think I could save him. He only weighed 500 pounds. The farrier has told me that he's toe'd in on the back but not bad. We're working on ground work & hoping that he'll make a good trail horse
HIs front right knee or leg looks odd in the photo, but I think that might just be the photo. HIs back is on the long side, his hip is great, nice short rear canons, I see mild sickle hocked but really mild. Actually, he's a very nice looking fellow. What a steal!
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