Colt Conformation

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    12-07-2010, 09:31 PM
Colt Conformation

How is this guy put together in your opinions? Does he have the conformation to rein?
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    12-07-2010, 10:28 PM
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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, 10:41 PM
His legs are extremely posty =/ I don't think that is something they grow out of.
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    12-07-2010, 10:48 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, 10:58 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, 12:01 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, 01:13 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, 09:09 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, 09:44 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, 06:59 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!)

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