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Conformation Critique..hone your eye See #59 for jump

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  • #61
    Originally posted by judybigredpony View Post
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]37271[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]37272[/ATTACH]

    16.2 4yr bay filly
    This is my favorite of all the ones you posted. Although its hard to talk about angles based on the off-set photo, she looks like a powerful, well balanced filly. She also appears to have a good amount of bone, short pasterns and an intelligent expression. Not to mention I love dark bay fillies. Got one myself.

    What's this one's breeding? Temperament?

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      #62
      She is by Go For Gin and was absolutely lovely from day 1..lives in Maine now w/ and eventer...

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        #63
        Originally posted by Koniucha View Post
        Why does the picture show nothing and a red x?
        your Browser is not allowing the photo some others have same problem some not so

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        • #64
          Judy post 59 is the second chestnut you posted? If so, patting myself on the back a little for assessing how he'd jump with his front end. Lovely!!!

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          • #65
            UPDATE! Take a look at him now!!!!!!

            Originally posted by subk View Post
            Looks like a modern TB with short distance blood. I think he's going to be quite handsom.

            I don't see anything wrong with his neck. In the first photo I think the set up had his head slightly turned away from the camera making it look shorter. Is it undeveloped and lacking a topline? Well yeah, show me a TB at this age that isn't! Drives me crazy when people expect young TB to NOT look like young TBs.

            He's straight through the hocks (that was the first thing I noticed), but I like how low his stifle joint is and the triangle with those backend points. Doesn't look weak at all back there to me. I bet he'll jump, and it doesn't surprise me he's got suspenion and step.

            I like his front end in the second set better than the first--better shoulder and pastern angles. Agree about those big solid joints. At 3 I bet he's got at least a couple more inches and I see them lifting his front end and popping those withers. He's going to be nice.
            Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
            I completely disagree. I think the Chestnut has a better hind end. The Bay looks much straighter through his stifles and angles tell me he may lack power---especially for jumping. The Chestnut will likely have a very good jump given his angles and stifle placement.

            Between the two...while the bay is prettier to my eye, the chestnut is more of the athlete I would pick.
            *I included a few quotes I liked from reading the original post. I had no idea my pony was a part of a conformation critique. A friend brought it to my attention this weekend and encouraged me to post an update! I purchased him as a 4 year old with a handful of rides on him. As mentioned in the original post, his feet did take some time to sort out, but I have been extremely patient giving them time to grow and change shape (he actually grew a shoe size over the last winter!)

            I'm super curious to see what you guys think of him now. He's certainly filled out, but his neck is the biggest change I see (and his hind end) -- he's quite a little powerhouse!

            A progress post I made for our blog:






            First jump lesson of the year (last weekend)


            Some stills from last weekend free jumping/conformation:




            And a glamor shot, just because


            I'm super excited about our future together!

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            • #66
              Holy crap!! That doesn't even look like the same horse!!! Great Job!
              "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope

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              • #67
                Originally posted by CindyCRNA View Post
                Holy crap!! That doesn't even look like the same horse!!! Great Job!
                Thanks! I think he's looking great. And boy oh boy is the the epitome of an easy keeper

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                • #68
                  Awesome! Congrats.

                  Are you at JBRP's place? That free jump looks familiar.

                  Really good job!!
                  Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                  The Grove at Five Points

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                  • #69
                    Just visiting! Her place is so iconic

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                    • #70
                      What a great old thread. I love this game...wish we played it more. Thanks JBRP and hb4hb for the update! Love it. COTH at its bestest.

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                      • #71
                        How fun! He has turned into a total beefcake!

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                        • #72
                          Hubba, hubba!! What a handsome boy. Thanks for the update.

                          Did he grow upward as well as out?

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by subk View Post
                            Hubba, hubba!! What a handsome boy. Thanks for the update.

                            Did he grow upward as well as out?
                            Yes! He's a little taller than what he was when JBRP brought him home, but boy did he grow out! I'm almost 5'7" and I look small on him! He takes up a lot of leg!

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