View Full Version : Conformation Critique Please

Poppy and Harmony
1st April 2010, 08:39 PM
for ginge


1st April 2010, 08:54 PM
Not really given much conformation advice before, and nothing looks wrong to me! Just thought I would say she is a gorgeous girl :)

My Crazy Clan
1st April 2010, 08:54 PM
Shes perfect to me :love: (sorry not a confo person :o)

She is a great example of a new forest.

Poppy and Harmony
1st April 2010, 09:20 PM
Aww thanks you two :love:

1st April 2010, 09:53 PM
I'm just trying to learn about confo! I don't have that good an eye yet, so don't take me too seriously, but here is what I 'think' I see!

Generally a well proportioned and well put together pony.
From the second (middle) photo, she looks to have quite straight hocks and quite upright pasterns. Her back end looks slightly weak in comparison to her front.
Looks to be in good overall condition.
Neck is set quite nicely.

I'll wait to see if anyone agrees or disagrees!

Poppy and Harmony
2nd April 2010, 12:58 PM
Interesting you say upright pasterns Susan... A New Forest Agister (they look after the ponies in their area) said the same thing, apprently she has 'weak' legs :confused:

2nd April 2010, 05:25 PM
Her back end looks weaker than the front, especially in the second pic, but she has some lovely muscle on her shoulders and neck.

3rd April 2010, 11:08 AM
She looks like a lovely pony but her back end looks weak to me compaired to the rest of her.

Poppy and Harmony
3rd April 2010, 04:47 PM

I can see her backend is pretty poor, it would probably improve alot with work that focus' on her bum muscles

3rd April 2010, 05:16 PM
She has a nice front and shoulder maybe a little large head, that sounds mean sorry, she hasnt got the biggest of backend and not much second thigh but doesnt she drive as well? Ponies that have been driven tend to build a lot on the front and not much on the backend as they pull carts from the front end

3rd April 2010, 05:35 PM
Apart from being stunningly gorgeous, she has a typical New Forest head - plenty of room for their brains you see :). Her little bum could be built up a bit. But overall I think she's lush :) x