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I'll have to get new, better ones. He's a Quarter horse and is all halter/foundation bred. He's the "old fashioned" short and stocky "bulldog" type. Just the way I like 'em. Yikes! The pictures I have of him are horrible D; I swear someday I will actually take some more and not forget my camera..







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I think you have a really nice horse there. He is a little camped under in one photo and looks like he might be a little cow hocked but to most people that won't make much difference. The best thing is that since he is sorrel you paid for less horse than what you actually have. I like the brass oxbows on your saddle too.
 

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Thanks Kevin. I actually had a choice between a paint or him. I'm just not a fan of paints.


For everyone else, don't hold anything back. Unlike most I have thick skin ;p
 

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The things I saw is that hes toed out in his front legs, hes also got the down hill body.
But other then that he looks good, but he also looks like hes got a short neck, maybe its just me though :)
Hes beautiful
 

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Thank you :) I will have to get front pictures and better back ones as well. I think he might be a little cow-hocked. I never noticed the toed out thing but I will for sure try and get pictures, it's possible. The short thick neck is his foundation breeding.
 

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He's got an short neck, underneck, and a pretty steep shoulder. I agree that he's camped under, and looks a little long through the back but that could be an optical illusion. Looks like he toes out in the back also, but I can't quite tell without the proper conformation shots.

All of the listed are common within the 'old style' quarter horses though, so I'm not sure if they should still be considered faults or just to standard.
 

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I'm not gonna critique here. :) He looks very similar to my foundation QH in build and color (except the fact he's definitely taller or at least looks like from pics). I think he's very nice horse.
 

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Nothing here for me to critique! I think he looks gorgious! Awesome horse!! I want him lol
 

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I love the flick of him from your first set where the young man is trying to get him to stand still, lol, the view of his left side... where he's got the lead in his mouth, and a look in his eye he's going to yank the boy over at any time! ; )

At any rate, I think he's awesome. The two brighter-lighted pictures probably do him the most justice, IMO, but the first one throws his looks off a bit. He looks ranchy, big and stocky, and would be perfect for the jobs my husband and I did in MT.

However, his steep shoulder does look to push him forward and under a little in the front end. He does have a pretty high neck set, so he probably wouldn't be a reining or cutting prospect... but he has a really nice riding wither, and a good, fat, back, and I'm absolutely drooling over his rump. He might be hocked out a little in the back, but overall, he's built for the jobs we do, perfect. From the looks of it, he has good sized feet proportionate to his body, unlike most halter horses today, bred to have light bones, small feet, and huge muscles... If I were looking at this horse as a possible buy, I'd definitely give him a ride and try him out!

BTW, I'm not a sorrel person per-se... where did you find this guy? He's a looker!

Nice gelding!
 

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I like him :) Like you, I am a sucker for the old, foundation type QH's...
 

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I don't have a critique, but he is gorgeous!

Our QH's have really similar stripes :D

 

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I think he is Cute! He does have a short neck. But I think hes a good looking horse

In the one pic though, I am sorry if this upsets anyone but you have the reign tied to the saddle? I hope you dont work him like that. It would be so much better to use side reigns.
 

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Thanks everyone. By no means is he tall, he's just tipping the scale at 15.1hh, haha. I'm really glad to hear that the critiques are mostly good.

Westonsmom, he actually belonged to my uncle who gave him to me (shortly before committing suicide). But my uncle got his dam and sire from Texas, at a ranch, I couldn't tell you the name.

I'm also so very happy there is still people who enjoy the old QH's!! Yay!

Ciscokidd, if we really wanted to we could trade and never even know 0_0 haha

Kated, yeah Gunther was in the roundpen and we tied his rein. It was only for a few minutes. It's a very common training practice, it teaches him to give to the pressure. If you think about it, it's no different than riding and teaching him to give to rein pressure. I honestly have never met a trainer who hasn't done this.
 
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