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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

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      #3
      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!

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      • #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

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        • #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!
          http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSC00900-1.jpg
          http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../IMG_62191.jpg

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

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              #7
              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!

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

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                • #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.

                  http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...72638_8368.jpg

                  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.

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                  • #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!

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                    • #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!
                      www.topnotcheventing.com

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                      • #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!

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

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                          • #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.

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                            • #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

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                              • #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!!!

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                                • #17
                                  Duramax,
                                  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).
                                  Blugal

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

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                                    #18
                                    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!

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                                    • #19
                                      Two confo pics on this page.

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

                                      ~AJ~

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                                        #20
                                        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

                                        Thanks!

                                        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!

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