I have to admit, I am not much of a confirmation guru.
|But I know a fine looking Ass when I see one!|
I can usually get a general sense of when a horse is well-put together and pleasing to the eye, but I can't break down their individual parts and explain positive or negative attributes, depending on their intended career.
That being said, I am pretty sure my horse is a trainwreck.
A conformational trainwreck.
Let's start with the head:
Ah, what a noble steed! With the 'look of eagles' in his eyes. Really, quite majestic.
It's breathtaking, actually.
From there we move on to the dip in front of the withers.
I'm not actually even sure what this is. Does he have a ewe-neck? Is it from not working correctly? All I know is, I'm pretty sure it's not desirable.
|Believe it or not, it used to be worse, |
so maybe I'm doing something right? Maybe?
And then there's that shoulder. Wooo-Wee!
Who put that giant shoulder on them short little legs?
No wonder he can't sit down on his ass. His shoulders are dragging him down, man.
|What a drag.|
And of course, doesn't everyone want a cow-hocked horse? Instead of more cowbell, I picture legions of middle-aged riders screaming "More Cowhock" at Christopher Walken.
And while we're on the subject of legs, let's take a look at this little beauty:
I mean, I've seen some horses that paddle before, but I didn't even know horses' legs could move like that. That is something special right there.
But no matter how f'ed up his conformation, no matter how *special* his movement,
he may be a crooked mess, but he's mine.
And I love him.