Critique my new horse's conformation? (don't be shy!)
I got him in June and showing in September. He is 5 years old Swedish/dutch WB cross but registered as Swedish. He is 16.3 hands. He is a big mover and needs more work balancing in canter circles. I have never owned a 5 year old before so I am wondering if horses get more balanced with age and such. Anyways, give me the coldest hearted detailed critique you have!
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These pictures were taken in July and I believe he has gotten a little more muscle in his hindquarters. Critique please!
Well I don't know much about the breed. But I would say he has a small shoulder, and a straight back (might even a little bit of a jumpers hump happening?). But I loooovee the feet. They are not dinner plates but wow... talk about big! I think I am in love haha.
I'm no expert on confo. I can tell you that their balance does improve with age and training. My 5 year old couldn't make it one lap around the ring on his right lead when I first got him. Now he can go all day and he's scoring 8's at dressage shows a year later.
The only thing I see with your horse is the heels seem very low, or he needs more foot altogether. A farrier would know more. I think he looks very nice otherwise.
He has a long neck that could make him a potential jumper
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