Colt Conformation

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding > Reining

Colt Conformation

This is a discussion on Colt Conformation within the Reining forums, part of the Western Riding category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-07-2010, 10:31 PM
Colt Conformation

How is this guy put together in your opinions? Does he have the conformation to rein?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg BullseyeSide001.jpg (82.3 KB, 298 views)
File Type: jpg Bullseyeside002.jpg (76.5 KB, 312 views)
Sponsored Links
    12-07-2010, 11:28 PM
Green Broke
Really hard to tell at this age how he will develope, but he sure looks like he'll be a stocky thing! Cutie :)
    12-07-2010, 11:41 PM
His legs are extremely posty =/ I don't think that is something they grow out of.
Posted via Mobile Device
    12-07-2010, 11:48 PM
O my gosh he has to be the cutest foal I have ever seen! He is just stinkin adorable!! But there is something odd about his neck... I think its really short. Are you thinkin of buying him tiff? What kind of pedigree does he have?
    12-07-2010, 11:58 PM
Yeah, he has a very short, thick bull neck. Not what you want in a reiner. His pasturns are really short and upright, but that could be from his age but they are almost unusually short. That generally means a more rough, jarring ride. He looks like he might have mutton withers. His shoulder looks pretty steep too. That means a shorter stride, and less flexibility there too causing them to stop hard on there forehand rather than stopping on there butt and tucking up nicely.
    12-08-2010, 01:01 AM
This is the little colt that is out of the mare that I bought this spring. He is Be Ache Enterprise/Great Pine breeding.
    12-08-2010, 02:13 AM
The posty hocks and the really short neck are the first things that pop out at me. He might grow into his neck, I don't know, but his hocks likely won't change much. I wouldn't worry about his pasterns very much just quite yet. When Rafe was that age, his were very upright as well but as he grew, they angled down and now are very nicely angled. He's a cutie but I would have to wait until he was older to give a definitive yes or no.

Glad to see you back Tiff. We've missed you .
    12-08-2010, 10:09 AM
Hey Smrobs! Thanks, I will make an honest effort to make it back on here once in awhile! Two kids is WAY harder than one! LOL
    12-20-2010, 10:44 PM
Hey Tiff!
That boy is soooo cute! I jus wanna snuggle him! He's so young, it's tough to say how he will turn out. My little filly that I thought would be a train wreck confo wise is turning out OK. I agree with the others though, his neck seems quite short and he is a little posty behind. The pastern length/angle does not bother me because of age. My filly had the MOST upright pasterns as a weanling but they are now nicely angled and she is developing a butt, too! She had a long slim neck as a weanling and now it is on the short and thick side, so you just never know what will happen over time. The way he's bred he should turn out nicely. Have you seen any other offspring of this mare?

Oh, and I totally get the whole "two kids are WAY harder than one" thing. Man, it is crazy! No time for anything anymore!
    12-27-2010, 07:59 PM
He's pretty upright especiall behind. Could use a longer hip too but the hardest thing to get by would be the lack of angle in his pasterns and hocks. Most good reiners almost have too much of an angle. Reiners are mangets for hock, stifle, and pastern problems as it is, this little guy is asking for trouble, especially because he's not built to be a good natural stopper. The neck is pretty stumpy but that wouldn't be the end of the world if his read end was put together better, he just wouldn't be really fancy and low-headed. You didn't show us any front/rear shots too, but you want a nice straight, strong inner thigh to hold the stop (not make him prone to stop too wide) and you want the front end built in a way that he won't interfere too bad and injur him/scare him when he learns to spin. Honestly, cute colt, but I would look elsewhere for a reining prospect. Good luck! (Also, I have a nice reining prospect weanling colt for sale, too, for what it's worth--pm me if you want info!)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The No-Go Colt LoverofHorses Horse Training 21 06-14-2010 06:22 PM
Does my colt like me? Ruby Tuesday Horse Training 16 12-05-2008 04:12 AM
My POA colt, what do you think? Starryeyed Horse Pictures 5 11-29-2008 02:15 AM
What do you think of my colt? palogal Horse Riding Critique 6 08-02-2008 08:30 PM
QH COLT! PLEASE CRITIQUE HIS CONFORMATION! sweetypie16 Horse Riding Critique 28 11-01-2007 06:36 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0