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UL Event Horse Conformation Photo Gallery Project

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  • UL Event Horse Conformation Photo Gallery Project

    When I'm looking at young prospects (usually racetrack rejects), I always think, "gosh, i wish I had a gallery of pictures of UL horses. One picture at the height of their career and one picture taken when they were 3 yrs (or so)." Does anyone want to donate a picture of their UL horse? I will combine the pics in an online gallery for us to look at!

    I love that event horses come in all shapes and sizes! It would be fun to look for some common denominators!

    Pedigrees would be fun too...maybe I can put a link on the tagline.
    Hillside Haven Farm
    From starting gate to start box!

  • #2
    Does Prelim count as UL? I could put up a pic of my guy


    • Original Poster

      Sure! I can put highest level competed and JC name if TB so people can look up pedigree.
      Hillside Haven Farm
      From starting gate to start box!


      • #4
        You should also check out some of Judy Wardrope's articles: http://www.jwequine.com/ She's done some excellent articles about "form vs. function" for Eventing USA. Very knowledgeable -- she'll change the way you analyze conformation!

        Oh, and she has tons of conformation pics of upper-level horses of all disciplines. If you ever get the chance to attend one of her seminars, I'd highly recommend it.
        Cady O' Daly Farm
        Connemara Sport Horses & Field Hunters

        Bright Horse Communications - PR & Marketing


        • #5
          JW thanks for that link! Very informative!

          This is my guy who was doing Prelim this year, at the time of the photo he was going Novice/training though. He's about 10 in the pics, don't have any young pictures of him as he raced until he was 7!


          • #6
            Very cool idea!!!
            4..3..2..1...Have a nice ride!!!


            • Original Poster

              I've read some of Judy's articles before and was thinking of them just the other day. After re-reading them tt seems like her rules of thumb are:
              1. well placed LS
              2. low stifle
              3. high point of shoulder
              4. the length of humerous to produce a long stride
              5. not too much weight in front of pillar of support

              threedaydream, what's your horse's Jockey Club name? Can I add him to the album?
              Hillside Haven Farm
              From starting gate to start box!


              • #8
                Sure, I think it's a neat idea. His JC name is "Unconscious Bets"


                • #9
                  I'll play, if you are taking Prelim horses. I don't have a current conformation photo of the boy, but here's a shot from when he was 5.


                  Divine Comedy, JC registered as Aiken Pike. 2002 TB Gelding, moved to Prelim Fall 2008, completed a CIC*, CCI* SF, and CCI* LF in 2009, placing third at all of them. (Would have completed a second CIC* and placed second if I hadn't forgotten a jump XC...) Current tentative plans are to move up to Intermediate in Fall 2010.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Threedaydream View Post
                    Sure, I think it's a neat idea. His JC name is "Unconscious Bets"
                    I know you Didn't even recognize him clipped, but he has great conformation!


                    • #11
                      I'll join in! I have pictures of my three-star boy from yearling on. My prelim mare from when I got her as a 4 year old until this fall. She is 6 now. Also have an Intermediate horse. I know his former owner has pictures of him before he started eventing. I have a few of him at Intermediate and I think his current owner has pictures from some of his fall events. I probably also have pictures of a little mare I competed/trained from green broke to Prelim. This will obviously take me awhile to get it all together! PM me your email and I'll see what I can do! The majority will be under saddle. Hopefully you can tell enough of their conformation from that!


                      • #12
                        I'll play, but only for the sake of throwing in a curveball. My intermediate horse is a homebred 14.2 mutt (Morgan/Welsh/ Arab?), which just proves not all UL horses are the same type. I think she looks rather like a regular horse whose legs are about 6 inches too short! (If conformation is your thing, good luck figuring out how this pony springs over 4 foot fences)

                        All of the pics in my album below are of said freak pony. I couldn't find a straight conformation shot saved on my computer, but there are a few where you can see all the important stuff I think. Since I've had her from the day she was born, if you're interested I'll do some digging and find some younger pics (she's 10 now, and I didn't have a digital camera when I took 3 year old pics of her!) and a good shot without me on her back and scan them onto my computer...
                        Nomini Farm

                        Madeira the Intermediate Pony!


                        • #13
                          Nomini, your pony is amazing! Her knees are unbelievable!


                          • #14
                            I was reading some of the articles on Judy Wardrope's site (very interesting I might add!) and there was something that confused me. It was an article on event horse conformation: http://www.jwequine.com/pdf/Conformation-Eventer.pdf

                            She is comparing Winsome Adante and Livingstone and she says: Also note Winsome Adante's straighter hind leg, which aids in collection. I had always thought that a straighter hock/stifle angle prevented the horse from being able to engage or collect.


                            • #15
                              nomini!!!! that is incredible! what a wonderful girl! and divine comedy... you boy is a dream- this is a great thread! maybe one day i can participate when the new mare gets going!
                              Jazz- 4.9.01 OTTB, loved since 12.6.09
                              Skip- 3.3.91 APHA, i miss you buddy


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Nomini View Post
                                I'll play, but only for the sake of throwing in a curveball. My intermediate horse is a homebred 14.2 mutt (Morgan/Welsh/ Arab?), which just proves not all UL horses are the same type. I think she looks rather like a regular horse whose legs are about 6 inches too short! (If conformation is your thing, good luck figuring out how this pony springs over 4 foot fences

                                Wow she seems to be following in teddy small shoes!!!


                                • #17
                                  That is an interesting article and I had the same thought about the straight hind leg. In fact, I would not have bought that horse as a youngster with those straight hinds. Interesting to note, he had a successful upper-level career, but his career-ending injury was soft tissue injury in his hind leg(s).

                                  You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Nomini, OMG, I love that pony of yours! Love, love, love that any FUNCTIONALLY conformed ponies/horses of any size can be successful in our sport!
                                    Hillside Haven Farm
                                    From starting gate to start box!


                                    • #19
                                      Two confo pics on this page.

                                      JC name "Arctic Morning"
                                      Age: 11
                                      Last edited by EventerAJ; Dec. 12, 2009, 12:17 AM.
                                      “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
                                      ? Albert Einstein



                                      • Original Poster

                                        OK, if you send me pics tell me

                                        1. JC name and USEA registered name if different
                                        2. age in picture
                                        3. breed if not TB


                                        I'm lovin' it so far! I keep comparing them to potential project horses. I'm also looking at similarities in the UL horses!

                                        Keep em coming!
                                        Hillside Haven Farm
                                        From starting gate to start box!