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    Default Jumper Conformation Critique

    I really enjoy learning from conformation critiques, so I figured I should get someone to critique my boy.

    http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/...erR/confo1.png

    He's Clydesdale x Thoroughbred, turning 5 y/o next month, and loves to jump. Sorry this is not the best conformation picture... Thoughts on his jumping potential?



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    I really like him, nice shoulder with a well formed hind end. I would like to see what his angles look like when he stands square in front, but at this angle, I would like his neck a bit longer for such a big framed horse.

    Nice!
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    Standing square in front (even though the back legs are not in a good position):
    http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/...erR/confo2.png



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    Thanks for the other angle, although it doesn't change my opinion of him, he's very nice!
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    What a handsome boy!

    I don't think you can really tell jumping potential from a conformation photo. You say he loves to jump, so free jump him over some grids and you should be able to get an idea. See how approaches things and has a natural ability, though under saddle things could always change



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    We do lots of u/s o/f work with him already, I just wanted to make sure he has no conformation problems that would impede him from more.

    Edited to add: If anyone cares to look, this is him free jumping (a little out of shape) 6 months ago http://s1044.photobucket.com/albums/...=FreeJump6.flv and http://s1044.photobucket.com/albums/...=FreeJump4.flv



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    there is a very good jumper confirmation discussion given in the George Morris Horse Mastership clinic video. He compares Gem Twist and others, and discusses / compares him with other jumpers confirmation, and talks about the angle of the point of the shoulder, to the wither, that a steep angle is best, and the jumper bump, the point of the rump to the top of the hip, the height of the hips, etc. it is very good. the video is expensive but you can rent it from barn sweet barn dvds.



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    The book "Winning" By Frank Chapot with Greg Best also has excellent conformation critiques in it.



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