I had a list of things I meant to do this weekend. On that list was write several blog posts I’ve been thinking over in my head.
What I actually did this weekend was ride my horse, nap, read a book and drink with friends. I regret nothing.
To tide you over until I can go home and do all the things tonight, here is a conformation progression of Sir Simon Pants. The change is pretty drastic at first, but has slowed down a lot. He may be close to being done cooking, although we all know that proper flatwork and dressagz will always continue to build those muscles.
I’m a conformation idiot unless you’re asking me to tell the difference between a horse and a donkey. Would be curious to your thoughts in the comments!
23 thoughts on “Muscle Monday”
Ooooo I love the latest shot!! He’s so balanced and shiny.
Perhaps we can start a support group for conformation idiots. I’d love to be able to see the things others see.
Simon looks great!
I too would be in this group
I’m loving the last pic! Simon looks like the perfect ratio of weight to muscle. Love his development!
I have nothing to add to a conformation discussion except my own confusion.
Oh Simon Pants, you are so pretty.
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(My preference for bay geldings may slightly cloud my judgment, but in my biased opinion he looks wonderful.)
Careful, he’s getting kind of an ego these days.
He needs his own calendar, clearly! So hunky!
He’s looking so good these days, what a transformation over the last few years!
Simon is a hunk. Just… so sexy.
OMG his neck is so gorgeous! I have been trying to develop Moe’s neck for years with no success, so I am in awe. 😛
Simon you are the sex!
That neck is certified Hulk status.
i’m a confo idiot too haha but even i can see he looks really really good
That is a drool worthy pony right there!
I love his neck and shoulder and how deep he is! He has also developed so much in the hind end. I put a lot into depth and the shoulder angle. You can do a lot to improve the hind end (not saying his is bad), but there’s not a whole lot you can do for a bad shoulder. I think that he is a good looking horse and certainly wouldn’t turn him down! 🙂
That neck! I mean if I were a mare….
He looks SO much better.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a horse with a bigger shoulder. OMG.
I think my favorite part is watching the dip in front of his withers disappear as his neck improves 🙂
I’m a terrible conf judge as well – but he looks fat and shiny, so win in my book!
I’m late to this party, but I thought I’d chime in. I’m not a conformation guru, but I do study it. Like, a lot. Lolz…anyway I think you have really developed his neck & shoulder beautifully. His weight looks on point & I think you have done quite a bit with his hind end. I think he still looks a bit light behind, but overall, he’s improved in the best ways possible. You are right, keep on the dressage, particularly collected movements to help force him to get his hind legs under him. Looking good!!!!
He doesn’t even look like the same horse! Amazing.