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Conformation Critique young Friesian
He is 19 months in this picture. He is supposed to be the sporthorse type Friesian. Thanks for looking.
the one on the left is the 19 month old.
This picture is just about impossible to critique. A picture of him standing square to the side would show the conformation.
It's hard to get a good side shot. The isle ways are sooo narrow :lol:
That's quite a bit better. :wink:
He has a nice shoulder with a nice up right neck. He has heavy muscles on the under side of his neck but this will be less predominant with correct training. He is slightly long in the back and I'd like to see a more balanced hind end but is still well built. He seems a tad croup high in some shots but may eventually even out with growth. He also has somewhat of a weak loin but this is very predominant in Friesians. Some shots look a touch over at the knee, some do not. I can't tell. Other wise, the legs like nice. The croup appears to be a good length as well. He has a good length in his cannon with a good amount of bone.
He seems like a very sweet boy!
What kind of ride do you get with a long back? We are taking him in a couple of weeks to get evaluated for the Keuring next year. Thanks for the input, I'd like to hear what everyone thinks so I'm prepared... Ofcourse my baby will always be perfect to me no matter what they say :wink:
Although I'm very biased to Fresians lol!!!
You don't necessarily get a different ride, MAYBE longer flatter strides, but really the main thing about long backs is that it can be difficult to collect the horse because of it.
:lol: Very nice, obvisally he is young so he should mature to a loverly horse!! I havent seen fresions in real life before, but i live on a farm 5h away from any majour cities so i don't get out much :P They have a very high head carriage don't they!!
like a giraffe :lol: Thanks for the response. I'm really bad at confirmation critiques so anything to prepare me for what the judges are going to say is really helpful.
Hi jpost, from what I can see, he has very good conformation, though I am no expert on this! It seems to me though that out of all breeds, the Friesian breed in general usually has good conformation. I went and visited two friesians yesterday, one being more of the baroque type build, and the other being more of a modern type. Before I went, I was sure that when I buy a Friesian it would be a baroque one, but after seeing them in person, I am quite inlove with the sportier type! I think your baby's still got a lot of growing to do, I read somewhere that Friesians grow fairly slowely and are not fully mature until the age 8. Good luck at the keuring!
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