13 years ago
midnight_ashes

Conformation critique?

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13 years ago
Daniel Z
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He is a little over at the knee, but most horses of this build are, so dont worry about that. He has a bigger head that is plain looking with a smaller eye, but again not a big deal. He does look like he has a short back with a long wither, but it could just be the picture. If he does though, it could make a saddle harder to fit because if it is set back too far you could crush his loins. He has a very pretty neck, somewhat short, but I like longer necks so that's just me. However he does have a nice throat-latch that is not thick, which should make getting him in a forward frame easy. I would like to see more muscling along his topline, but this will come with time and work. He has nice big bones, big feet, dont worry about that back toe that twists to the side it should be fine. Overall he is a very pretty horse, and I am very very picky when it comes to horses. I would own him if he was looking for a home! Your lucky to have a very pretty boy!
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13 years ago
Susan
It looks like someones dickyed up the photo and put a hind fetlock on right front leg!! He has high withers and a short back but maybe it's the angle of photo Hind feet are way too short His near hind fetlock looks swollen Head doesn't look well placed on neck though I don't know why I think that Has lovely head and looks a peach of a nature Love the colour and he's got a good bum Frankly if he were mine I would be delighted! I feel I am exposing myself to how little I actually know:-{{ !!! Come on Teach me!! this is fun
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13 years ago
burdfour
Well, it is not a good conformation shot, but he looks like a cutie to me! His right rear is toeing out pretty bad in the pic, he does have a short thick neck, but I like the way it ties in. I like the slope to his shoulder. I don't really think he is sway backed, after the drop from his tall withers, he looks like he has a pretty straight, strong back to me. He has nice big feet, and good bone in his legs, which should help him stay sound. His head is pleasant to look at, but it is a little big and common looking, and I like to see a larger eye. Decent throat latch on that thick neck, and a little roman nosed, but not bad.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
he is not squared up in the picture so this might not be true, but I'll do my best starting from the ground up: seems over at the knee...doesn't look too bad though. post hocked (meaning the end of the hock and the end of his hind-quarters aren't the same) possibly short neck (or long back, but of the angle I can't tell) roman nose (but I personally like that in horses) and toes out a bit in the back (but most horses do)
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13 years ago
duncsgirl
A little sway back very thick neck and a small head for his body.
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13 years ago
Cowgirl
Depends on what breed he is. Its hard for me to critique without knowing his breed.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
That is a beautiful horse.
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