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

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  • #61
    Originally posted by judybigredpony View Post

    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?


    • Original Poster

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


      • Original Poster

        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


        • #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!!!


          • #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!


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


              • #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


                • #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


                  • #69
                    Just visiting! Her place is so iconic


                    • #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.


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


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

                          Did he grow upward as well as out?


                          • #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!