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rbarlo32 11-04-2012 04:00 PM

Please Critique my stallion.
 
This is Ricky my 10 year old Shetland stallion, he has only been shown twice won Champion Shetland the first time and Reserve champion the second. He has a supurb pedigree over flowing with famous ponies. He has the best temprement I have ever found on any equine and is as quite as can be.

I think he is flawless otherwise I wouldn't have baught him, so I would like to see what other people see as I am very bias. Please bare in mind he is a very well built British shetland in most of the photos he isn't over weight.

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Endiku 11-04-2012 04:37 PM

Honestly all of that fuzzy hair and and jet black, thick coat is making me go cross eyed and I can't tell much at all. Maybe you can braid it and take some conformation shots?

rbarlo32 11-04-2012 04:42 PM

Can't really get any better photos of him as I am really the only person in the house that can take a half deasent photo of him and he always tries to come over to me.

alexischristina 11-04-2012 04:58 PM

He looks obese to me... I'm not an expert on Shetland ponies but he looks bigger than 'well built'.

rbarlo32 11-04-2012 05:02 PM

Nope you can feel his ribs with out much pressing, he meant to have a little fat as he is a native pony as it is part of what keeps him warm, but he is about right for this time of year.

BarrelracingArabian 11-04-2012 05:06 PM

He looks like he is a bit butt high , thick throat latch, no neck/ really thick neck which makes him look really obese but he looks like he has a cute head and a nice little booty on him.
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themacpack 11-04-2012 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian (Post 1744108)
He looks like he is a bit butt high , thick throat latch, no neck/ really thick neck which makes him look really obese but he looks like he has a cute head and a nice little booty on him.
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ITA - plus, either it's just his butt-highedness or he has a wonky back -and the curve to his back makes the drop of his belly look more pronounced. - specifically the 4th, 6th and 8th photos (if I counted right - the last one and every other on the way up from the bottom). When he has his hind parked out behind him it reduces that appearance, but when standing properly up under himself it's rather pronounced.

alexischristina 11-04-2012 05:42 PM

Ah, the way mac explained it makes a bit more sense. He still looks fat to me but like I said, not an expert ;D I have a 'shetland' who is quite dainty looking. Granted she was an auction pony and 'shetland' can mean a lot of things without registration.

equiniphile 11-04-2012 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by alexischristina (Post 1744149)
...I have a 'shetland' who is quite dainty looking. Granted she was an auction pony and 'shetland' can mean a lot of things without registration.

Old-style Shetlands vary greatly from the new-type ones. I had a more modern-type Shetland out of the WCF lines that was also built much daintier. You really can't compare the two types :-)

Rbarlo, out of curiousity, what are his lines like?

rbarlo32 11-04-2012 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by alexischristina (Post 1744149)
Ah, the way mac explained it makes a bit more sense. He still looks fat to me but like I said, not an expert ;D I have a 'shetland' who is quite dainty looking. Granted she was an auction pony and 'shetland' can mean a lot of things without registration.

That will be because yours will be an American Shetland where as mine are British.


His bloodline is Wells, Wells and More Wells
Enrique of St Ninian Shetland Pony


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