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  1. #1
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    Default Conformation, hmmm.

    I honestly know very little about conformation. But I would like to hear your opinions on how my guy is put together - what's right, what could be detrimental for a beginning eventer (I do not have delusions of high-level eventing! Just lower level stuff.) Since I don't know that much (but I have been googling!) if you comment please explain why something is good or bad since I'm an idiot. Thanks!

    I know he is not perfectly square which is ideal for conformation shots, but I didn't have anyone to hold him and he firmly believes he should follow me everywhere so.. I tried.

    Jake

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    Honestly for low level, the legs are in the right area, the head is in the front, and the tail is in the back. In most cases that is good enough.

    For nitpicky I am not fond of his neck, looks a bit "upside-down", he appears possibly a bit sway backed but it could just be because he it trying to turn to you so he is shifting his weight.

    Nothing is glaring to me that says that couldn't go training level.



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    i agree with above post.... looks like solid and honest horse.

    For pure assessment. Shoulder is too straight, back is week. but loin is strong and he is well balanced.

    I would buy for a low level prospect....

    plus he is a red-head my fav.
    owner and friend of members of the Limping And Majestic Equine Society.



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    I like the fact that he is stacked well----short bone, long bone. Short cannon with a nice long forearm that just might take care of that shoulder that isn't exactly perfect. As long as he's able to rotate the shoulder and crack those knees he's good in my book.

    I bet he's a fun kind of guy.



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    All I can see is the accident waiting to happen.

    The lead rope looped around the stepstool
    "Dressage" is just a fancy word for flatwork



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    Oh, hahahaha! Creaghgal I never even noticed.

    OP that's really not kosher but it has supplied me with a good chuckle.



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    His hind legs are a little straighter than I like but all in all he looks well balanced and very sturdy. I'd love to see some under saddle pics as I bet he's really cute.
    Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert



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    Quote Originally Posted by Creaghgal View Post
    All I can see is the accident waiting to happen.

    The lead rope looped around the stepstool
    Was alone and trying to be resourceful with a horse I trust, every time I turned he followed. I know it was only for a second, but it only takes half a second for an accident.

    Amy

    "I decided I am going to live, or at least try to live, the way I want,
    with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn trails View Post
    His hind legs are a little straighter than I like but all in all he looks well balanced and very sturdy. I'd love to see some under saddle pics as I bet he's really cute.
    What do straighter hind legs mean for him?

    Here are some undersaddle pictures. I rescued him in Feb and we are just getting 100% pain free, so we are actually just about to start our real "training".

    (The standing is now gone, replaced by a running - I came from H/J world)

    Jake 1Jake 2Jake 3Jake 4

    Amy

    "I decided I am going to live, or at least try to live, the way I want,
    with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure."



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    Neck is a bit short, shoulder is a little upright, but overall a solid, good-looking, sturdy horse.



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