New Conformation Photos

BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:22 pm

Of all the recent portraits, Behesht (FR) looks the least pleasing. That's one awkward-looking TB.
Astern looks like someone pasted the head on from a different photo and got the proportions completely wrong. :shock:
I've never seen a MdO with such a big noggin.
I like Hit It a Bomb a lot. Really has the perfect miler body.
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starrydreamer
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:14 pm

Hit It a Bomb is really nice-looking. Possibly my favorite of the War Front sons at stud.
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:18 pm

It's a curious thing; War Front has never impressed me as a fabulous-looking horse, but his offspring can be really attractive.
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:26 pm

starrydreamer wrote:Hit It a Bomb is really nice-looking. Possibly my favorite of the War Front sons at stud.
He's beautiful. Remarkably so.
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Flanders
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:50 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:It's a curious thing; War Front has never impressed me as a fabulous-looking horse, but his offspring can be really attractive.
I've seen better pictures of him than what Claiborne uses. Their confirmation photos always leave alot to be desired and somehow always make their horses look extremely unattractive.
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:11 pm

Flanders wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:It's a curious thing; War Front has never impressed me as a fabulous-looking horse, but his offspring can be really attractive.
I've seen better pictures of him than what Claiborne uses. Their confirmation photos always leave alot to be desired and somehow always make their horses look extremely unattractive.
I've been very impressed with how gorgeous many War Front babies are and I think he is quite nice looking too, especially when he's moving.
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:41 am

Protonico got a new one at Darby Dan.

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Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:46 am

Newer one of Not This Time, taken in September:

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Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:54 am

Yet another one of Americain :lol:

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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:17 pm

Not This Time is maturing nicely. It was really unfortunate that he was injured, because he looked like a colt with a ton of promise, and well-suited for the classics. He is also, IMHO, the prettiest Giant's Causeway I've ever seen. Maybe he takes after Mom? :P :D
He may be in a 'plain brown wrapper,' but Protonico is a handsome fellow.
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:06 pm

Americain: still 100% HUBBA HUBBA

I'm not drooling you're drooling... :lol:
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Americain has tremendous bone. He is very reminiscent of the old National Hunt-bred Thoroughbreds in the UK, the kind that could've been mistaken for a draft cross.
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:28 pm

I really wish Americain would have more success at stud, but the Melbourne Cup-winning son of the late Dynaformer doesn't seem to have had any top runners. Maybe he would be a better fit at the Irish Stud, servicing both flat and jump mares?
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:21 am

Miss Woodford wrote:Americain has tremendous bone. He is very reminiscent of the old National Hunt-bred Thoroughbreds in the UK, the kind that could've been mistaken for a draft cross.
Dynaformer was a beast in person. Pictures of him do him no justice. Said it before, and Ill say it again- I have never seen a TB with legs so thick and hooves so big. He takes after Daddy apparently.
Hoping he does better.
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:50 am

Bobby's Kitten

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starrydreamer
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:08 am

Bobby's Kitten is nice.

But yeah, Americain is a hunk. Looks so much like a warmblood.
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:43 am

Bobby's Kitten - neck looks disproportionally long in comparison to head.
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starrydreamer
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:28 pm

Ballerina wrote:Bobby's Kitten - neck looks disproportionally long in comparison to head.
He does have a long neck, but that doesn't bother me unless the neck looks weak. His doesn't look weak. I'd take a long, strong neck over a too short one or a big clunker of a head.

On second look, though, his shoulder could be stronger, and that's probably what makes his neck look so long.
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:39 pm

starrydreamer wrote:
Ballerina wrote:Bobby's Kitten - neck looks disproportionally long in comparison to head.
He does have a long neck, but that doesn't bother me unless the neck looks weak. His doesn't look weak. I'd take a long, strong neck over a too short one or a big clunker of a head.

On second look, though, his shoulder could be stronger, and that's probably what makes his neck look so long.
What do you mean "shoulder could be stronger" - do you mean longer or more laid back? A shoulder not well laid back would make the neck shorter. I was comparing length of head to length of neck. Neck does look strong - it's the balance that's off.
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