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post #1 of 17 Old 03-10-2020, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on my Long Yearling

Everyone meet Bex he’s a long yearling currently standing at 14.3hh, he turns two in May. I Know he’s extremely butt high as he is 15.2hh at his hip but other then that I’m just curious on what everyone thinks about his conformation thus far. He’s Sun Frost bred I plan on making him a future barrel/team roping horse.
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-10-2020, 01:26 PM
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Aww pretty

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post #3 of 17 Old 03-10-2020, 02:44 PM
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It is hard to say at this age. They can change so much in a couple of years so my thoughts are that at the moment he looks a little long in the back and thick through the throatlash area but that could well be his winter coat.


All in all he looks like he will be a useful horse when grown up.
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post #4 of 17 Old 03-10-2020, 09:38 PM
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Can you say, "Butt high"? But, I'm just ribbing you a bit. He will grow out of it. I think he's going to become quite the swan , in a half year or so.
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He's at the "Quick hide me behind the barn so I don't embarrass myself." and the so butt high he looks sway backed, stage. He's a cutie. Not fair to try to judge confo at this age.
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Wow, it's nice to see a QH that's likely to mature pretty uphill! He looks like he'll be very naturally light on the forehand and he's got a lovely, sloped shoulder. It's hard to judge the neck with the mane lying like that, but he's got a very nice neck emergence(rather than the between-the-legs neck emergence a lot of QH have) and I think his neck looks nicely shaped even at this ugly duckling stage. :)

My only real nitpick would be that he's sickle hocked. That will make it harder for him to actually get under himself well and lighten the forehand because it puts more strain on his hocks, but given he's already going to be pretty naturally uphill-moving it's slightly less grievous than it would be on a downhill horse. He looks to have an otherwise nice hip with that lovely long muscle that gives some horses all the advantage in rodeo tying in nicely on the gaskin.

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Wow, it's nice to see a QH that's likely to mature pretty uphill! He looks like he'll be very naturally light on the forehand and he's got a lovely, sloped shoulder. It's hard to judge the neck with the mane lying like that, but he's got a very nice neck emergence(rather than the between-the-legs neck emergence a lot of QH have) and I think his neck looks nicely shaped even at this ugly duckling stage. :)

My only real nitpick would be that he's sickle hocked. That will make it harder for him to actually get under himself well and lighten the forehand because it puts more strain on his hocks, but given he's already going to be pretty naturally uphill-moving it's slightly less grievous than it would be on a downhill horse. He looks to have an otherwise nice hip with that lovely long muscle that gives some horses all the advantage in rodeo tying in nicely on the gaskin.

just out curiosity, how do you get that viewpoint? I know a horse is often very butt high at this stage, but to say that he will mature to be uphill? hm m . . . .
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So he'll reach the ranks of one of only 30,000 world wide that will have uphill build. I'd like to know how that is determined at this age?


I'm a sucker for a bay and he's a cutie but not fair to judge at this age. So much growing to do.
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post #9 of 17 Old 03-11-2020, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the comments everyone! He definitely has a wild winter coat right now! This boy has come a long way from when I first got him at 8 months old.
Hoping he will hit a growth spurt soon to catch up with that hind end
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I'm also not seeing sickle hocked, either. Though, the photos are not at a really square on angle, but I see basically normal hocks.
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