AQHA Gray stallion
wow hes a stunner! :love
I really like his head and expression. Decent shoulder I think, the thing that really sticks out to me is he has High Stifles or a Short Hip and a long gaskin/short femur :
* Ideal hip forms equilateral triangle from point of buttock, point of hip, and stifle. A short hip has a short femur (thigh bone) that reduces the length of quadriceps and thigh muscles. The femur is short when the stifle seems high (sits above sheath in male horse)
* Found in any breed, but usually in racing Quarter Horses or Thoroughbreds.
* Effective in generating short, rapid, powerful strokes (sprint or draft work). The horse has a rapid thrust & thus rapid initiation of sprint speed.
* Ideally, the bones of the gaskin and femur should be of similar length in horse that does anything but sprint or draft work. A short femur reduces stride length behind & elasticity of stride that jumpers, dressage horses, and flat/harness racers want.
So. Does he race? ;)
Well he's a cow bred horse so that short bursts of speed would come in handy....& he's very fast & very athletic!!
Dunno what his current owners are doin with him. Still waiting on an update & pics.
Yeah I love his head....he finally grew into it & once he started gettin his stud jowl really helped.