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Please critique this colt

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Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 3583
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 01:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok, I have been staring at this colt since the day he was born. And there's something "different" to me about his hind end. Sometimes he stands really funny, and looks very cowhocked (last 2 pics), and other times (like today when i did pics) not so much. Is it just me? Or is he built weird? I was hoping to keep him for a stallion prospect, but wondered what everyone thought about him. What do you see in this colts conformation?
Please and Thank you
Also, he has a slight overbite......I have read this will correct itself...what's your experience on this?
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Tried to get as many photos as i could to be more helpful....and here's a little video if it helps as well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlXZjRqt6wg
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 2214
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 04:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Diana, he looks better to me on video than he does in pictures. Being that he is 4 months old, he may be in a bad stage. I hope others will chime in and help.
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 3584
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 04:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

somtimes he looks strait, sometimes he doesn't , i just dont' know what to expect LOL
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 2215
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 09:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope he turns out nice for you, He sure has great bloodlines!
 

Brittany Hindes
Breeding Stock
Username: Bhindes

Post Number: 102
Registered: 08-2009
Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 11:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have no experience in minis but to me he looks a little cow hocked. Hopefully he will grow out of it as he sure is a nice looking mini. Good luck with him.
 

Alexandra Shroyer
Weanling
Username: Onawhim

Post Number: 40
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 02:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree, he does look a little cow hocked. Might be a growth thing or it could be a hoof thing. Maybe he is growing uneven wall and it is making him look that way.
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 3586
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 08:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for your thoughts on him....guess I was looking for a reason to hope he'd grow out of it. Decided today not to stress about it and put him up for sale. Really hoping Dynamite will make me a tiny snowcap stallion to replace himself one day!!
 

Brittany Hindes
Breeding Stock
Username: Bhindes

Post Number: 103
Registered: 08-2009
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 07:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry to hear you decided to sell him. He is such a beauty.
 

Andrea Barnes
Nursing Foal
Username: Gsagain

Post Number: 18
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 09:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm not an expert on foal conformation, or even minis, but he almost looks like he's got a roached back.
On the cow hocks, I've heard they'll get better, grow out of it, or stay the same.
I have a filly that was really bad when I got her (six months old) and had my farrier help her a bit. Because she was still developing, he was able to get her a bit more straight over time. She still is a bit, but not very noticable.
Good luck!
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 3588
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Andrea, I kind of thought that too after looking at him a bit more. This is something that is a fairly new development...either way, I'm selling him, and am extremely happy I wasn't the breeder on this one! LOL
 

Audrey Crosby McLellan
Weanling
Username: Accphotography

Post Number: 42
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 10:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know this is old but I just wanted to agree that I think he's cow hocked and something is funny about his back. I don't know if it's possible and I don't intend to imply something bad, but he looks a little dwarfy to me. Something about his head, back and his cowhocks just makes me think it. I could be TOTALLY wrong though.

Did you get him sold?
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 3638
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 11:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sold him the first day I put him up! The people just wanted a pasture pet, and are going to geld him. Her grandson who is 5, took him to a county fair and they took 1st place in the pet competition. OK, good for them...I'm glad there was such a great home out there for him. They love him to death, and I am happy not to be keeping him...guess it all works out in the end! LOL
 

Audrey Crosby McLellan
Weanling
Username: Accphotography

Post Number: 45
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 12:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's great news!!! I love stories like that!



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