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Barrelracer Up 05-23-2009 07:01 PM

26 month old stud colt. Critique Please.
 
Please critique my stud colt.

He is Risky In Gray AQHA. Risky in gray
3/15/07
Palomino w/sotty turning Gray
15.2 at withers 16.0 at rump (please tell him to slow down!!)
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Drifter025.jpg

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Drifter017.jpg

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Drifter023.jpghttp://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Drifter020.jpg

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Drifter015.jpg

amy 05-23-2009 10:14 PM

In order to really citique him we need pictures where he is standing squarely on level ground.

Cute color though ;)

Barrelracer Up 05-24-2009 01:34 AM

Thanks.
I will have to get more pics. http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Drifter013.jpg

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Drifter024.jpg

Colorado Dobes 05-24-2009 01:37 AM

He is a very pretty color!

JustDressageIt 05-24-2009 11:21 AM

He's quite cute!
What are your plans for him?
He's got a bit of a plain head. Nice shoulder from what I can tell in those pictures. Looks to have nice legs and a decent length of body. I'm not a fan of his neck-wither attachment, but that can be covered up with a bit of muscling.

BluMagic 05-24-2009 04:09 PM

Something about those knees bothers me.. Nice color!

Barrelracer Up 05-24-2009 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt (Post 313425)
He's quite cute!
What are your plans for him?
He's got a bit of a plain head. Nice shoulder from what I can tell in those pictures. Looks to have nice legs and a decent length of body. I'm not a fan of his neck-wither attachment, but that can be covered up with a bit of muscling.

I am hoping to run barrels with him. If he ends up being top notch, I will list him with Future Fortunes and IF. We will see if anything else manifests.....he has a decent collected trot. I've been on him a few times, but have had things come so his saddle work got back burnered. The only issue I might have racing him myself is I really prefer the short compact horses.....hopefully I will grow with him as he doesn't seem to be slowing down!! The few rides I did take with him he was very smooth and comfortable - albeit a bit down hill.

He got placed in a tiny paddock at the stable I just left and he lost a LOT of muscle tone in the past 2 months. The pics were taken 3 days after the move. That is another story, but he is not where he should have been.

Joshie 05-24-2009 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Barrelracer Up (Post 313655)
I've been on him a few times, but have had things come so his saddle work got back burnered. The only issue I might have racing him myself is I really prefer the short compact horses.....hopefully I will grow with him as he doesn't seem to be slowing down!! The few rides I did take with him he was very smooth and comfortable

You might find he does better if you wait a while before riding him much. Those growing joints will do better in long run if you wait a while before riding him.

Is this horse the cribber?

Barrelracer Up 05-24-2009 10:17 PM

No he doesn't crib, chew or weave. No bad habits to speak of really. He gets a little jumpy at times, but has gotten good a listening to me when I tell him to settle down or tell him whatever is scary isn't going to eat him nearly as fast as I will. We have done lots of sacking out and despooking. Apparently this horse was so hard to handle they had to lay him down or tranq him to trim his feet!!

I got him in Oct and the next day (before I heard all his horror stories) I put him on the wash rack and bathed him and trimmed his feet. Previous owner rounds the corner as I am finishing the last foot and about faints. He says he is letting you do his feet!? Then tells the story(s).

The reason I got him was that I was asked to give an opinion on him. The couple had had him 6 months and couldn't bond with him. I spent an hour in the round pen and did some Clinton Anderson lunging for respect and he just seemed to get it. They offered him to me since I had gotten further in that hour then they had in 6 months. All I did was tell him I wasn't gonna hurt him, but this is what I expect of you. When he is doing right I don't pressure him, when he gets in the wrong I pressure till he gets where he is suppose to be. The few times I got after him, for getting a little on top of me from trying to get away from scary things, I gave a sharp yell and made him back off. He is rather sensitive and gets his feeling hurt if I am not pleased with him.

I am hoping he is stud quality and will continue with the good disposition (other than occasional jumpiness I have never had problems with him). I have done lots of give and flex work with him and line drive him all over the place. Once he is fully under saddle we will continue the give, flex, bend, and collection exercises. Then next year exhibition barrels lightly and see if he is barrel futurity quality for his 4th or 5th year.

smrobs 05-25-2009 02:24 AM

Hm, lets see. His color is beautiful and he is a very leggy colt. Just a few things that kinda jump out at me. Downhill; though he may straighten out with age. He is base narrow, a little cow hocked, and his front pasterns are very long. His neck is a little short and his head is kinda plain. His croup is short and steep and his tail set is very high for a QH.

On another note, I agree with Joshie. There is no sense rushing him. He is just barely 2 and has alot more growing to do. It would do wonders for his longevity to give him another year before you start riding him.

Also, I am really not being rude with this next statement, just blunt. I personally don't think he would be a good quality producing stud. His confo is not terribly impressive and his bloodlines are not eye popping. There are so many really good studs out there with spectacular bloodlines. He may make a nice stud but I bet he would make a spectacular gelding. Keep in mind that this is just my opinion.


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