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AQHA Gray stallion

This a colt I sold back in October. These are some of the last decent pics I took of him in September. Taken from a distance. I have to say he really blossomed from when I 1st got him. The day I brought him home. 2 1/2 months later Easter '08 June '08 August '08 Guess thats it." onclick=";return false;

Jenks Mon, 04/13/2009 - 09:27

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? ;)

PamelaTX Mon, 04/13/2009 - 18:25

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.