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Chrome arrived today! he's a 7yo APHA gelding I just got in from KY. He's absolutely divine to work with! 14.3hh. Broke western but I'm going to see if I can't convert him to English moo-wahahaha! If not I'm going to have to get a western saddle and learn.

He's in dire need of a bath, and please ignore my messy barn. It's normally pretty tidy and clean but with the sun out it was grand central station today!

Anyway - here he is - let me know what you think!
Here are some pics of him in the summer : http://www.horseforum.com/horse-talk/what-cremello-44716/









 

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he looks to have pretty decent conformation. :) gorgeous boy! congrats! We do need to side on square standing pics, though.
 

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Yeh... things were so hectic and busy at the barn trying to get decent shots were difficult. Tomorrow when it's quieter (and hopefully still sun-shiney) I'll get him outside for some better confo shots.
 

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I don't have a critique, but I think he's really cute! I love cremellos! As for what it is, it's basically a double palomino.

And as for the sunburn thing, I think it's an individual horse thing, the one we had never sunburned or had any issue because of her color. At first I just assumed it was a myth, but I have seen pics of other cremellos that would squint in the sun like it bothered their eyes (your's isn't squinting in the summer pics, so it may not be a problem for him).

Then I've also had people tell me they sold their paint(s) because they'd burn so bad on their bodies they couldn't ride them, I've never had a horse (of any color) burn anywhere but their faces (and it can be just as bad w/ a large blaze). If he does have a blaze it may need sunscrean, but otherwise I'd wait and see if the sun is an issue for him.
 

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Thanks for all the info!!! He has a blaze but it doesn't look like it goes all the way to his muzzle.

He sure does seem cute lol.
 

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Oh he is lovely. His color is beautiful, the light blue halter matches his eyes so well!
 

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He says "HULLO I'M A FLUFFEH POONEH!!!"


Hahahahah OH MY GOSH I want to HUG HIM!

Sorry no crit. from me... I just wanted to tell you how handsome he is...
 

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LOL! Yeh he most definitely is a fluffy pony. And he loves hugs! Found that out already!

I think his angles are way off on his fronts, I'm hoping when the farrier comes out next week she can get started on him. And his neck may be a touch short, but all in all, he's a nice little guy.
 

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Keep an eye on the sunburn thing. Jynxy is a tovero with a lot of white, so her lips are pink and she gets sunburn on her muzzle in summer.
 

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I use scentless, water resistant, 50 SPF baby sunscreen on my horse's pink nose/lip. I also recently got her a flymask for more protection since they have ones with an extended nose. Here's the one I have: Cashel Company It's working great so far!
Oh and some people use zinc oxcide in place of sunscreen. I tried it. It worked well, but I couldn't afford to buy it all the time so I went back to using suncreen.

I'm not one to critique, but your boy is quite handsome and nothing really glares out to me. :) Looks like you'll have fun with him.
 

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Thanks everyone! He's settling in really well. I can't wait to ride him. Buzz is a little jealous of the new short blonde that keeps getting treats from me. Of course, Buzz gets just as many treats but in his mind I guess he thinks all treats are for him lol.
 

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I second the comment about the extended nose Cashel flymask. It works wonders!
 
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