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post #1 of 9 Old 11-07-2019, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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QH Conformation Advice

Hi, I am looking at a 4 y/o cutting bred QH that is at my barn.. the owner said he would sell her to me as I’ve worked with her and fell in love with her temperament and heart. Before I purchase her I want some more advice on her conformation. These are the best photos I have but I can try to get some more of her legs and better square photos of her maybe later today. So with these photos what would you guys think of her as a barrel prospect? F5FD08CC-F597-47A0-ACAC-0DB014057A36_1573144504717.jpg
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-07-2019, 12:51 PM
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Does she always stand with her forelegs under her like that? Not a fan of her front end, but that's about all I can tell from these photos.
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-07-2019, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Does she always stand with her forelegs under her like that? Not a fan of her front end, but that's about all I can tell from these photos.
Honestly I haven’t noticed it until the pictures, I know she never really holds her back legs under her, not really sure about the front. Is that something I need to consider watching for? Of course before I buy her (which I’m not sure I will yet either) I will get her vet checked. For my second horse I really want to be picky about what I get, because I don’t need her but I do want to get another.
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I don't like front or hind leg placements in any pictures...
When needed to get down and dirty, it might not happen.

You definitely need better conformation pictures to share for a honest evaluation and comments made from any of us.
I like her expressive face and her wanting to follow what you are doing...inquisitive.
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I don't like front or hind leg placements in any pictures...
When needed to get down and dirty, it might not happen.

You definitely need better conformation pictures to share for a honest evaluation and comments made from any of us.
I like her expressive face and her wanting to follow what you are doing...inquisitive.
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I will definitely get better conformation photos. For my second horse I just really want to be picky about what I get, so if she doesn’t have a good conformation I most likely won’t get her..
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Why is there no sticky for taking confo shots in this section? Might have to rectify that... You need to show pics of her squarely - straight on from the side, not angled up or down, with her standing as square as she will. And from front-on & behind too. And on level footing, not in deep grass or mud or such, esp if you want a hoof confo too. As well as showing the way she generally stands/rests a leg, whatever.

From those pics, I get the idea she is uncomfortable in her hind end somehow, so leaning over her forehand. She's a bit 'sickle hocked', which may be from same - how she's holding herself; posture not 'innate conformation'. I'd get a chiro vet to come check her out - maybe a few adjustments could take care of that 'conformation fault'...
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-07-2019, 07:00 PM
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I'd like to see some of her set up square on hard ground. Every pic she is standing way under herself.
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-18-2019, 02:47 PM
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Does she put her back legs under her like that always? Also...her front legs don"t look good either..
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-18-2019, 06:15 PM
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I recently read an article about things it can mean when a horse stands with their legs under them like that. I'll try to find it. It was quite interesting.

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