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cara 12-16-2007 07:36 PM

Critique Gypsy Vanner {Irish Cob}
Would love to hear what ye think of this guy???
He is 15.2" and is a 6 year old stallion, He has the most beautiful temperament a real gent.

LuLu 12-17-2007 10:49 AM

He is gorgeous!! He looks like a very good stamp of a Gypsy Vanner :D He's got plenty of feather and bone, and a nice kind head :D He's lovely :D

Delregans Way 12-18-2007 04:29 AM

He is really nice....alil dirty though lol :lol:

~MavvyMyBeauty 12-18-2007 03:56 PM

He's gorgeous! I love gypsies. :D.

Kyani 12-18-2007 08:58 PM

Very nice cob - well put together. What are you planning to do with him?

athm 12-19-2007 12:49 PM

gosh he's amazing!

you're so lucky to own one of these horses.

what do you plan on doing with him?

Sara 12-20-2007 11:21 AM

The good:
Nice overall body balance
Short back, strong loin
Deep girth, well-sprung ribs (lots of lung space)
Great bone, very sturdy looking legs

The bad:
Steep shoulder
Very heavy neck (nice arch, but thick, even for the breed & sex. I will concede that it may seem worse than it really is because of how hairy he is in these photos)
Thick throatlatch
Needs more butt!
Legs kind of short and short front cannons (not necessarily bad for all disciplines)

Conclusion: He's definitely built like a puller; in fact the only thing in the "bad" category that would affect him adversely in that capacity is I'd like to see a bigger butt (aka: motor) on him:P

In a riding capacity, his front end is going to make it harder for him to be light, despite his uphill build. Higher levels of collection may restrict his airway, due to the thickness of neck and throatlatch. His shoulder doesn't lend itself to the long smooth stride that is ideal for a riding horse.

Really cute horse, I love his expression and how he's always got his ears pricked. He looks very curious and alert:)

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