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1dog3cats17rodents 06-21-2009 06:56 PM

Confo critique-Ben
Not the best pictures, but hopefully good enough. He is a four year old OTTB, 16.3hh. What do you think he would do good in. And no peeking under my usernanme! I'd like to know both the good and the bad please.

Oh, and his feet aren't different sizes, he just lost three out of four bell boots, lol.





Pretty head

RedHawk 06-21-2009 11:44 PM

He is gorgeous!!! The only major flaws that I can pick out is that he looks really upright in his back pasterns, and he's downhill. He's toed out a little at the back, but that's minor. Can't tell the angle of his shoulder, but I think, judging from the second pic that it has a nice slope (I can never tell on greys though :?).

smrobs 06-22-2009 12:44 AM

Yep, everything RedHawk said. Plus, he looks a little camped: under on the front and out on the back. Has he had some kind of injury on the right hind fetlock? I noticed the big bump. Very gorgeous boy. I wish that grays would stay the color they are when they are young. I like a dark gray better than white. LOL.

1dog3cats17rodents 06-22-2009 12:50 AM

can you explain what camped out/in means? Sorry, I'm sure i's obvious for most people, lol

And yeah, he's got a big cut on his fetlock, I'm putting stuff on it. He's the clumsiest thing EVER and has a lot of old cuts and stuff. He now wears protective boots to turn out in (Pink with bright blue inside, lol)

smrobs 06-22-2009 12:58 AM

FAQ Conformation Index
Camped out: hind leg is carried behind the vertical line from buttock to ground. This prevents the horse from getting its legs under itself for collection. Hunters and jumpers will have trouble pushing off over jumps. Often associated with upright pasterns.

Camped under: front leg is angled back. The horse carries too much weight on the forehand. Results in shorter stride with tendency to stumble.

Poor guy, cuts are never fun. I hope it heals up soon. :)

1dog3cats17rodents 06-22-2009 01:06 AM

Thanks for the diagrams. Both sound just like him. He has trouble getting under himself, and he stumbles alot

smrobs 06-22-2009 01:11 AM

:D Doesn't matter, he is still stunning. ;p

boxer 06-22-2009 03:49 AM

he is camped but it is not extreme so he should still be an ok riding horse, i'd just be careful with him while he is still young

Spyder 06-22-2009 06:45 AM

I lurk on HGS and you got excellent critique over there.

1dog3cats17rodents 06-22-2009 10:49 AM

Thanks for the critiques guys!
And Spyder, I agree I got some great critiques over there! It's funny, I do see quite alot of people asking for critiques both here and over there too

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