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post #1 of 20 Old 04-20-2014, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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3 yo Arabian colt....

well, he is almost 3 yo. Plan to start him under saddle this summer/fall, and hit a few LD's next summer/fall when he is 4. All opinions welcome.....

I will try getting a couple better pics today.....
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post #2 of 20 Old 04-20-2014, 01:20 PM
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I like his shoulder
Neck is short and needs work
Very long cannons and his pasterns appear puffy in those pics...
Topline, as with the neck, needs some muscling & developing
Back appears longish but i dont think it is, more so that his neck is short in comparison
Long and very flat slope to his croup
Hocks are low and he is also a tad sickle-hocked
Nothing to say he wont make a very decent riding mount as none of his flaws are severe ;) Should be a good mover with those legs!

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I can't comment on the conformation, but that second picture is hilarious
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You think that pic was funny - check this one out

Yes, he needs muscling and toning overall He has not been started under saddle yet, and has just been on pasture for the last 6+ months since i got him. Hay and RB too of course. So yeah, he needs to get fit. He is a great mover, this is from last fall a week or so after i got him.


Couple more pics from today. It's hard to get the horse square, and my kid paying attention to take the pic at the same time :/

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He sure is a good looking guy! Nice legs, big, solid looking hooves, and a good shoulder. He moves beautifully too!

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post #6 of 20 Old 04-20-2014, 07:56 PM
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I do not like very much about this horse. He has a weak jaw and a snipey head. He has large withers that attach to a low set neck. If the angle between the withers and the neck were sharper I would call him hatchet necked (which is from an injury to the ligament). His shoulder is steepish but it made up for with the point of shoulder set high enough to create a good angle for the humerus. He is stiff coupled and has too flat a croup. His hind legs are poorly angled.

His high point of buttock is where the issues start.. then to a stifle placed too high and too far to the rear. This is followed by a light gaskin that ties into a light sickle hock that is also placed too high with the result being an over straight hind leg.

He lacks bone all the way around. He is tied in at the knee and a bit back at the knee and the knees are placed too high.

He has a nice deep heart girth and a very nice bright bay color. His neck is over muscled on the underside but ties in correctly to his chest.
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post #7 of 20 Old 04-20-2014, 08:49 PM
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What are your plans for him? Is there a reason he has not been gelded?

I am not a big fan honestly... Incorrectly muscled neck that ties in low, upright shoulder, long and weak coupling, his whole hind end looks week and out of proportion. Wasp waisted. I think Elana covered the rest of what I could say.
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the pictures show a real difference. I mean, the first two gave me a very negative impression ; long back, weak coupling, long , weak gaskins, long canons and neck set on low.
however the last two photos show him in a better light.

Of course, you do not have to justify keeping him a colt, but did you have plans to breed him?
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post #9 of 20 Old 04-21-2014, 01:41 AM
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cobra, I believe when you get some muscle on him he will look like a different horse.
None of his faults are too severe and I think he will hold up well in endurance.
Good luck. Shalom
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post #10 of 20 Old 04-24-2014, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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I should not have started this thread w/o having good pics, and i do apologize for wasting y'alls time. It is not easy getting my 8 & 10 yo kids to understand how to take a good pic, and as tinyliny pointed out they all look different and none are truly accurate. I will explain a lil about the situation, then i will not post a pic here again till i manage to get someone out here to help me take decent pics.

First pic is a one i took when i went to look at him last fall. Needless to say, it is very different than his add pic showed. Second pic is from Dec, after i had him a couple months. Third link is his pedigree.

Ibn Asmar Ali Arabian

He was born and spent his 1st yr or so at a rather prominent Arabian farm a few hrs away. The owner chose (for whatever reason) to give him to a lady who wanted to get into arabians and was supposed to train/show him. This person basically did nothing w/ him, and finally listed him for sale.

I have been told by ppl who have actually seen him that he is a nice looking and moving colt. However, none of these ppl are extremely experienced w/ Arabians, and i was hoping for an outside opinion. I do realize the opinions given are based on, and therefore only as good as, the pics provided. That is my fault.

As to the gelding, i did not do it when i first got him due to his weight. Depending how he matures, and if he proves himself at endurance (or something else) i would consider breeding him in the future.
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