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TheSeeker 01-20-2011 03:38 AM

Please tell me what you think of my colt!
 
Ok so I don't have the best pictures of him as I don't take conformation photos :S
I'll post what I do have and hopefully those will do.
Want to know your thoughts! Good or bad!
He is currently 8 months old. Is a registered APHA Paint.
Here is a link to his pedigree: Catchin The Drift Paint

I know he is slightly pointed out, but it isn't to bad. I have been told it can fix itself as he grows and muscles up, but if not its not overly so where it should effect his performance. We did a measurement test that is known to be fairly accurate and apparently he is only going to get 14.3hh -.- At 6 months however he was bigger then many yearlings. I am still hoping he proves the test wrong, but i'm not holding my breath. Both of his parents are however, 16hh.
I was hoping to use him for jumping, but since he is going to be small I am hoping he can be used for barrels even though his hocks are set high.
What do you think? Could he still do barrels? I am also hoping to keep he as a stallion prospect (have got him HYPP tested (N/N) and HERDA tested (negative) already).
Is his conformation and pedigree decent enough to still make a decent stallion? What other disciplines might he fair well in? Any information helps! Thanks!

Here are his sale photos from back when he was around 3-4 months old.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/1000000/BABY3.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/1000000/BABY2.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/1000000/BABY.jpg

Here is a pic at about 6 months
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10.../Seeker007.jpg

Here are a few photos of him at just past 7 months
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...yrightcopy.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...eeker2copy.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y10...0th2010208.jpg

If you need more/better photos I can try and get some in the next few days when I am able to get out there and see him.

Thanks again for any info!

ShutUpJoe 01-20-2011 08:46 AM

He's bum high and got long pasterns. But he's adorable as heck and still got a lot of time to grow!

natisha 01-20-2011 08:52 AM

Cute as can be!

churumbeque 01-20-2011 09:11 AM

You might ask the previous owners about proper diet. He has lost a lot of muscle in just a few months. Proper diet is important while he is growing. Doesn't look like the same horse a few months later

TheSeeker 01-20-2011 10:00 AM

@ShutUpJoe
Yea he's pretty bum high, but is currently leveling out a little although I do expect another growth spurt. He is growing like a weed XD And thanks!

@Natisha Thanks! :)

@churumbeque
Well I can assure you his diet isn't a problem.
He has however been weaned since the first photos and in no longer left to be in a field. He is now in a pen (a rather large pen, but a pen none the less) so isn't running around as much and is growing rapidly! When he arrived here he was 6 months and easily fit a yearling halter which he is still currently wearing at 8 months. In the other photos he also has more then an inch of winter fuzz. Come spring when the ground isn't frozen and there isn't ice I will be doing lots more ground work with him and will start working on him building muscle. Until then however, it just wouldn't be safe to do so.

natisha 01-20-2011 11:19 AM

He's a baby. Most babies get in that gorky stage where nothing seems to match right, usually between 1 & 2 years of age. He's going to grow up to be stunning. I like his smallish head & sweet eye.

lilruffian 01-20-2011 02:39 PM

Hard to tell until he's finished growing but i LOVE his coloring!!!
My favorite kind of paint actually (the Hidalgo kind i call them ha ha) :D
His pasterns do look long & he is butt high but that's usually the case with horses this young.
Overall he looks fairly straight. I think he'll develope nicely over time & you have one heck off a looker!

equiniphile 01-20-2011 03:19 PM

He is gonna be gorgeous!!

Piaffe 01-20-2011 10:14 PM

He is adorable!

TheSeeker 01-20-2011 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShutUpJoe (Post 896605)
He's bum high and got long pasterns. But he's adorable as heck and still got a lot of time to grow!

Thanks :) And I hope so! I really would love for him to prove that dang measurement test wrong! I can dream I guess haha


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