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Apache Cat 02-04-2013 01:37 PM

Paint Horse Critique
 
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Hey guys,
This is my new Paint x TB 16.1hh gelding. This is the best conformation shot I have but since this photo his neck has more muscle along the top. I am not wanting a conformation specific to his breed but rather an overall check to make sure nothing is too out of place. Thank you a lot :))

smguidotti 02-04-2013 02:00 PM

I'M NOT TOO GOOD WITH THIS but the only thing I don't really like is the angle of his shoulder?

I think he looks relatively nice though


what do you plan to do with him?

DraftyAiresMum 02-04-2013 02:20 PM

His shoulder is upright and holy withers, Batman! Overall, he's nice enough. Must have been a bugger to fit a saddle to. O.o
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JaphyJaphy 02-04-2013 02:25 PM

I'm still learning about conformation, but I see an upright shoulder, upright pasterns and possibly slight sickle hocks? I'm wondering about his neck set too, though I don't know enough to really critique it properly.

Other than that, I think he's pretty darn handsome! Congratulations. :)

DraftyAiresMum 02-04-2013 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JaphyJaphy (Post 1877749)
I'm still learning about conformation, but I see an upright shoulder, upright pasterns and possibly slight sickle hocks? I'm wondering about his neck set too, though I don't know enough to really critique it properly.

Other than that, I think he's pretty darn handsome! Congratulations. :)

Not sickle hocked. Actually, he has very nice hind leg angles. Better than most TBs.

His neck is upright, which makes him look rather giraffe-y.
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Elana 02-04-2013 02:31 PM

Neck set is a bit high, but I like that. If you can get him to reach under with his hind legs and raise his back this horse probably won't find collection as difficult as some horses. OTOH a neck set like that can lead to a hollow back (though I do not see that with this horse's muscling).

His weakness is in the angulation of his hind legs. He is a bit stright through the stifle and sickle hocked. A lower set to the stifle and a lower set to the hocks and he would have correct angles back there.

Nice English type of horse.

JaphyJaphy 02-04-2013 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum (Post 1877758)
Not sickle hocked. Actually, he has very nice hind leg angles. Better than most TBs.

His neck is upright, which makes him look rather giraffe-y.
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It was my understanding that he would be considered sickle hocked due to his hind cannons sitting in front of the vertical. Please correct me if this is the wrong way to evaulate.

DraftyAiresMum 02-04-2013 03:04 PM

On my phone so the pic was difficult to make out. You're right, he is ever so slightly sickle hocked. Had to zoom in to see it. Sorry.
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Apache Cat 02-04-2013 03:16 PM

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He does loook very nice working english (in my opinion). :) Here is a pic of him on the bit.

TheRoundPen 02-04-2013 03:46 PM

I can't say anything about conformation, but WOW! I love his coloring.


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