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Conformation Critique of 3YO Buckskin Gelding

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  • Conformation Critique of 3YO Buckskin Gelding

    Last edited by kypeep; Oct. 5, 2009, 01:58 AM.

  • #2
    What's his breeding?



    • #3
      Wow, that was quick. Just because someone asked his breeding? Don't let that scare you!


      • #4
        Man, I love buckskins, I wanted to see him
        Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole


        • #5
          Originally posted by rabicon View Post
          Man, I love buckskins, I wanted to see him
          Yeah, me too.


          • Original Poster

            Hey guys, I pulled it because I decided it was inappropriate given that I had not asked the owner for permission to post it publicly. However, you can PM me if you would like to see the horse.


            • #7
              Ok so wait. How is it more appropriate in a PM?


              • Original Poster

                Not really, so offer rescinded! Good point SLC.


                • #9
                  shucks. I loff buckskins. Now I'm sulking.....


                  • #10
                    okay, so I needed my buckskin fix, and so did you (admit it!):

                    here is a gorgeous one for you to critique (didn't get the owner's permission either, but what the heck)

                    he looks a bit thick in the throatlatch for my taste, and maybe his hindquarters are a tad wimpy-looking compared to his front. But that color!!



                    • #11
                      A little stiff

                      Originally posted by spotted mustang View Post
                      okay, so I needed my buckskin fix, and so did you (admit it!):

                      here is a gorgeous one for you to critique (didn't get the owner's permission either, but what the heck)

                      he looks a bit thick in the throatlatch for my taste, and maybe his hindquarters are a tad wimpy-looking compared to his front. But that color!!

                      Hmm, looks a little stiff through the back. On the positive side, his coat gleams.


                      • #12
                        I'll bet he's an easy keeper. Just has that look about him, ya know? I see what you mean about his neck/throat latch.
                        Never explain yourself to someone who is committed to misunderstanding you.


                        • #13
                          Here ya go, buckskin fans:


                          He's 3yr old gelding -- photos taken almost on his 3rd B-day. Not sure I'd promote him for dressage (not upper level anyway), but have at it.

                          I don't want to brag, but I think he's taller than Spotted Mustang's buckskin and I KNOW he moves better
                          Last edited by Kyzteke; Oct. 5, 2009, 08:56 PM.


                          • #14
                            Gee Christmas!


                            • #15
                              I'll share my buckskin if you wish (any excuse to share my favorite photos of him ). He's grade, 28-29 and a pasture ornament now, 22-ish and had been retired a year due to stifle injury in these photos.

                              lol, not exactly a 3yr old! nearly 30! lol.
                              I am truly blessed to have this animal in my life, he was and still is, amazing.


                              here is a photo of him from 2 weeks ago:

                              eta: merry christmas slc
                              Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.


                              • #16
                                Oh No. I'm not saying, 'geee, it's Christmas!' I'm saying Gee-Christmas, like Mrs Victoria Alberta Way used to when she saw a really fantastic horse (or when one of us kids broke a bridle).

                                Translation, wow what a gorgeous, elegant horse. If that's him at three, what's he look like at five? Looks like an Akhal-Teke.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by slc2 View Post
                                  Gee Christmas!
                                  Not sure if this is good or bad slc2 or even a direct comment on one of the horses, but I think this may offically be your shortest post ever

                                  Please expound....

                                  (and we always said "jimminy christmas...."


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by slc2 View Post
                                    Oh No. I'm not saying, 'geee, it's Christmas!' I'm saying Gee-Christmas, like Mrs Victoria Alberta Way used to when she saw a really fantastic horse (or when one of us kids broke a bridle).

                                    Translation, wow what a gorgeous, elegant horse. If that's him at three, what's he look like at five? Looks like an Akhal-Teke.
                                    Why, thanks! (blush icon). Yes, he's 1/2 Teke, sired by my stallion (RIP, Kinor ). His dam is my triple-bred Bask Polish Arab mare, known affectionately as "The Fat Arab."

                                    Again, I would peg Cisco as more of an endurance prospect, but he defintely has some super-cool movement -- dad improved on that in a BIG way.

                                    Faults: he will probably only be 14.3hh when he's done growing....M-A-Y-B-E 15hh. And I never have liked his rear pasterns. Plus he's just a tad cowhocked, but that never actually bothers me too much Otherwise, I like him too!

                                    He was up for sale, then I lost his sire, so now his status is in limbo. I prefer to ride mares, but I sure do love my buckskins, so he may end up being a keeper.


                                    • #19
                                      he is HORRIBLE!!!

                                      I take him off your hands....


                                      • #20
                                        He does look a little low in the right hind pastern, but he doesn't have any heel on that foot. He has a very thin neck and topline, even for a 3 year old, but not really for an Akhal-Teke. He has a little bit of a short croup with a high tail set, but it's kind of something I'd expect for that cross.

                                        What I was responding to most was his basic proportions and elegant, light build. And he...just...has a very good looking eye. Maybe alert, quick, a little high couraged.

                                        I think you have a very good eye, Kyzteke.