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Jazz is a 16.2hh 7 y/o Percheron/Paint cross gelding that I've had on lease since the middle of December. I finally managed to get him to hold still for one conformation pic - it's not the greatest, since he isn't actually standing under himself with his hindlegs, but it's the best I could get.



Also, he's very hairy (especially his legs), so I know it's a little hard to tell. But you can still get the basic idea of his confo. :)
 

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Short upright shoulder, long back, hock set low, fairly straight from hip to hock, short underdeveloped hindquarter, ladywaisted.

Sorry that sounds so negative, but if his temperment and training allow you to do everything you want to do, conformation is not an issue. He may be a very useful, fun guy, he just doesn't have the conformation of an equine athlete.
 

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He looks like such a cutie. :] I love draft corsses haha.

I do have to agree with maura, he does have quite a few faults but with the right training could do the lower levels easily. He is also super heavy in the front end, which will make it extremely difficult to get him to use his hind end and power from the back. Tons of haunches in and out will help strengthen the back end, but he'll never truely be able to use it the way most horses do just because he is so "drafty" in the front and "paint horsey" in the back.
 

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She's nice but a little too high in the whithers for my taste. But I suppose I'm used to looking at short stocky ponies with no whithers, Lolz.

She's a cutie. I love to see colored drafts.
 

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he is so "drafty" in the front and "paint horsey" in the back.
Ha ha, I could not agree more with that statement. I swear, if you cut a picture of him in half, you'd swear the hind end was all Paint, and only see the Perch/Paint cross in the front.

He's definitely a sweetie, very willing, and gives you everything he's got. He is currently very much under-muscled in the hind end, as he had not been ridden consistently for a good 5-6 months prior to coming to me. I think he will improve come spring/summer when we can do some hill and other condition work, but only time will tell. Despite his faults (all horses have them!) he has been one of the coolest horses that I've had the pleasure of working with, I wish I could keep him forever, but I only have him for a year.


 

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Hes lovely, hes easy on the eyes thats for sure! ;) I like his front legs how the colors are...

I do agree with the confo critiques above as well. Anything I would have said has already been said.

Hes a beautiful boy, similar to my paint :)
 
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