Youngster critique

clip_clop

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I was just wondering what people thought of my youngster, hes just turned 1, gelding, tb x cob, standing around 14hh at the minute. Not really had anyone else to look at him apart from a few friends so it would be good to hear opinions! Ive had him since Nov 08. Thanks
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Not the best photo but it gives you an idea-
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AmyMay

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He's terribly straight through his hocks, and upright boxy feet - especially behind.

Personally I'd like to see more condition on him - however if he's gowing through a grown spurt it may be difficult to get more condition on him without over 'egging' him as it were.

I would be paying very careful attention to his feet generally as he devlops, with regular attention by the farrier.

He looks like he has a smashing outlook on life.
 

clip_clop

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We have the farrier every 6-8 weeks, at first it was quite a scary experience for him but have a really good farrier and he's starting to settle about it now. He's out 24/7 and ive got plenty of grass (my worst nightmare for my other horse who's a laminitic!) and at the mo he just has his tea, which is D&H mare and youngstock mix with hi fi but was pondering over swapping the hi fi to alfa a a few days ago.
 

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I think that is more the way he is standing! He is fine weight wise for a just yearling at the end of winter - too much weight is not good fro developing bones.

Yearlings do go through a phase of looking like a missmatch - they grow out of it.

He is a nice type and will definately make 15.3hh
 
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