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RedHawk 11-02-2008 04:30 AM

Weight and conformation critique
Another update on my boy Shea. He was moved 3 weeks ago to a new agistment with lots of grass and is back up to a decent weight, i think. I would still like to see a few more kgs on him though.
Confo points that i notice are - long/straight back, goose rump, slightly downhill, short/steep croup(?), and he needs alot of muscle in his hindquarters and neck, but we're working on that :wink:
Any other faults/good points that anyone can tell me, and how they would affect us would be apreciated. Thanks!
I will get some front and behind shots soon!!!

oh, and he's a 7y/o, 16hh TB gelding.

about 2-3 months ago:

about 6 weeks ago:

And 2 days ago:
(sorry that the photos are really dark, it was dusk and a cloudy day to boot, and his feet aren't as tiny as they look i swear, lol, will get better pictures!)

And one with decent lighting, although he's standing on a slight incline. That's my mum btw, im the one in the previous photos.

RedHawk 11-02-2008 04:35 AM

sorry to double post, but i forgot to add, what's everyone's opinion on his shoulder? confo-wise - straight, nice slope, average...etc

SonnyWimps 11-02-2008 10:45 AM

he looks great!
For his shoulders, they just look big...but aren't TBs known to have big shoulders?

For muscles, he needs a topline and some on his hind-quarters, but I think he's looking great!!!!

Gingerrrrr 11-02-2008 10:54 AM

hes got a long neck but its very pretty and his withers and pretty noticeable.

kickshaw 11-02-2008 03:31 PM

still has a good bit to gain - muscle is needed on the neck, topline and hindquarters - - he looks good enough now to start doing some light work

good job and keep up the good work!

ohmyitschelle 11-03-2008 01:43 AM

I think he's rather lovely... with more weight and a topline he's going to look even better!

RedHawk 11-03-2008 02:23 AM

any critique on his conformation?

kickshaw 11-03-2008 11:16 AM

steep croup - - almost goose rumped.

looks to have good bone and a good shoulder

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