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caglover 07-15-2013 09:03 AM

Thoughts on Confirmation of my boy
15 year old Standardbred Gelding

The picture is at a slight angle (check the fence line)...and he seems to bending his neck away a bit.

howrsegirl123 07-16-2013 12:07 AM

Really nice from what I can tell.

howrsegirl123 07-16-2013 12:07 AM

I don't know much about Standardbreds but I like him.

Elana 07-16-2013 08:04 AM

He is very well turned out. He is a bit over condition but halter horses usually are. A few extra pounds covers a lot of flaws!

He has a well set next on a steep shoulder. His hocks and knees are a bit far off the ground and he is built down hill and front end heavy. He withers carry back into a short back and a strong coupling to well rounded hind quarters. He is a bit straight through the stifle and hocks and his hind legs are noticeably longer (in an out of proportion way) than his fronts. He has good bone.

I cannot comment to his knees and legs as they are not defined in the photo.

Again, very nicely turned out.

caglover 07-16-2013 08:08 AM

Elana...the photo is angled a bit..I have never noticed his hind legs being longer..I will try to find a "straight" picture.

caglover 07-16-2013 08:17 AM

Here is another one..a bit straighter

Elana 07-16-2013 08:41 AM

Ha.. MUCH better photo. He still has out of proportionately long hind legs and here you can see he has a bit of set to his hocks (a bit sickle). He also shoes here a steeper croup though not to the point of being a fault. He has good bone and is NOT tied in at the knee. he still has a steepish shoulder and his point of shoulder is set a little low.

Nice horse. Would not mind seeing if this one could do some fox Hunting.

Endiku 07-17-2013 05:45 PM

I don't typically like Standardbreds but I really do like this guy. He is in top condition and his good traits are accented nicely in the pictures. He has his flaws that Elana already mentioned but I can't help but still really like him as a whole. I wouldn't mind having him in MY barn and I love his face. Definitely standardbred, but not the usual 'cinderblock' that I'm used to seeing.

caglover 07-17-2013 06:30 PM

Definitely not a cinderblock!

Endiku 07-17-2013 06:50 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. He's very regal looking.

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