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  • CL-butt high?

    I'm not really good with conformation, but this one looks a little butt high to me. Is this picture distorted? I can't imagine this horse really looking like this-how would you ride that?


  • #2
    It could be an age thing? He sure looks awkwardly put together. Not to mention slightly embarrassed. Of course, the photo quality could be adding to the overall impression, with spatial distortion making him look worse than he really is .

    The ad does say he is "one of a kind".


    • #3
      "Picture does not do him justice". and neither does the owner.
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      • Original Poster

        I hope it's age combined with a bad photo. I feel sorry for him- it looks uncomfortable, and he does look sweet. I thought the same things as you two in regards to what the ad said .


        • #5
          Wow. He's only two years old -- but that's the most "butt high" two-year-old I've ever seen. Hope time will level him & his front catches up with the back. He looks like a sweetie.

          It could be a bad photo, but seriously...?


          • #6
            he's an uphill horse: Only rid up the hill with him!
            (both ways of course )

            probably an age thing....


            • #7
              Definitely downhill, but his butt looks closer the the camera, so I think its making it look more exaggerated than it really is! Hopefully its just an age thing and he will even out! Reminds me of a 4 yr old that I had. He wasn't that downhill, but he was downhill. Thankfully when you rode him he used his hindend so well that you couldn't tell!

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              • #8
                If you line him up with the screw heads on the siding behind him, he's almost two different horses. Let's hope it's that awkward age thing.
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                • #9
                  I hope it's just an awkward photo and a weird growth phase.. he's absolutely adorable!
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                  • #10
                    The horse isn't even 2 yet, so he has a good bit of growing left and probably is in a butt-high phase. He doesn't appear to be set up well for the photo - if you check out the feet, the back end is closer to the camera than the front end, causing distortion. The photographer is also shooting from the hip area rather than the shoulder area, furthering that. I would want to see better pics before judging. This one certainly does make him appear unfortunate.


                    • #11
                      There is something wrong about the front legs also. Very thin and much shorter than the hind legs. I hope it's the camera angle and not the horse. If it's the horse, the breeder needs to be flogged.


                      • #12
                        Yeah, it is butt high, but it is also two years old. This is a very awkward stage. Most at this age look weird.


                        • #13
                          I'm sure it's an age thing mixed with a bad angle. Here are two pics of my filly who was about a year old at the time taken on the same night.

                          Awkward and super butt high: https://www.facebook.com/Megannigan?...type=3&theater

                          Still a slightly butt high baby, but not near as weird because of a better angle: https://www.facebook.com/Megannigan?...type=3&theater


                          • #14
                            I'd say an age thing as well - but that's a lot of catching up his front end will have to do!

                            This is my guy at a shade over a year: http://s19.photobucket.com/user/kism...ml?sort=3&o=92 He was standing in a little bit of a hole, but just a little one.

                            Took another four, almost five, years for him to get level. Different breed, but still. LOL
                            Last edited by Tee; May. 3, 2013, 07:10 PM. Reason: Forgot something


                            • #15
                              Oh My GOSH! YES, I'd say he's more than a tad butt high! LOL!!!
                              I've been trying to find a good trail horse & the offers stopped coming in when I said in my ad, no gaited horses & no butt high horses. Almost all the CL horses that have been sent to me are butt high. Horrible. Have one now that I'm using & he's slightly butt high & yet feel very unbalanced. Give me an uphill warmblood any day!
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                              • #16
                                I emailed and asked for more pictures.......wouldn't normally but that one looks so distorted I couldn't help myself.
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