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roro 08-14-2009 10:10 PM

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!
(sorry the pictures are big) http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/P1020328.jpghttp://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/P1020323.jpghttp://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/P1020327.jpg
These pictures were taken in July and I believe he has gotten a little more muscle in his hindquarters. Critique please!

roro 08-15-2009 05:24 PM

Anybody? please?

RedRoan 08-15-2009 05:42 PM

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.

MyBoyPuck 08-16-2009 10:59 PM

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.

mckenna310 08-22-2009 01:44 AM

love him!

equiniphile 08-22-2009 03:21 PM

He has a long neck that could make him a potential jumper


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