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  1. #1
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    Question Anyone care to compare these two, conformation-wise?

    The chestnut is my now retired headshaker, a 7yo, 16.2 OTTB that was arguably not a great fit for me (I'm 5'2" with short legs and a long torso, plus awesome, t-rex-like arms). The bay is a 3yo OTTB (withers stick at 16 even now, but I can tell his back end has grown) I bought in August.

    I really don't know enough about conformation to compare the two, but I'd love to hear some of the differences - positives & drawbacks - of both, if any conformation gurus care to comment.

    To be fair, the picture of the chestnut was taken at 6yo, 2 years into training - the picture of the bay was taken at 3yo, the day he came home from the track with me (if that makes any difference).

    Jake - 7yo OTTB
    Seven - 3yo OTTB

    Amy

    "I decided I am going to live, or at least try to live, the way I want,
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    Jake looks to be a nice boy w/ no huge glaring issues other than the photo angle may make his head look a bit large and neck just a twee but short..but overall nicely balanced normal guy.

    Seven...other than his rear engine looks much larger than his front..i.e. depth of shorter shallow compared to wide open hip angles....



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    Jake looks to be a nice boy w/ no huge glaring issues other than the photo angle may make his head look a bit large and neck just a twee but short..but overall nicely balanced normal guy.

    Seven...other than his rear engine looks much larger than his front..i.e. depth of shorter shallow compared to wide open hip angles....



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