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post #11 of 32 Old 12-18-2011, 11:25 PM
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Just from the pictures you've posted so far she looks butt high, long backed, and has a skinny neck..

I wouldn't say that.....I think she looks low in the front because of the uneven ground, I think her back is fine, and I don't see anything wrong with her neck. The only neg thing I see is she looks a little over in the knees, but other then that everything else looks fine.

I do agree though, this is the one time I am kinda waiting on Bubba13's post.
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post #12 of 32 Old 12-18-2011, 11:35 PM
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I think it's important to ask also are you trying to take her to the NFR or go pro on her or were you looking to do local barrel racing? I once had a paint gelding that had horrible confirmation..... but he turned out to be a nice playday horse. :)

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I'm really just looking to do local things.... maybe the county fairs or a few other fun events (if I can find them) but if we happen to do really well I wouldn't be opposed to climbing the ranks, lol.... but its not a specific goal of ours.
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I think it's important to ask also are you trying to take her to the NFR or go pro on her or were you looking to do local barrel racing? I once had a paint gelding that had horrible confirmation..... but he turned out to be a nice playday horse. :)
She did state this already :)

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The thing about the barrels is that we are just going to be doing it for fun... but... if we're going to do it, I would like to be decent at it at least... maybe not get laughed outta the arena, lol.
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I think it's important to ask also are you trying to take her to the NFR or go pro on her or were you looking to do local barrel racing? I once had a paint gelding that had horrible confirmation..... but he turned out to be a nice playday horse. :)
Even if she doesn't plan on doing big shows with the horse it will still effect the horse in the long run if it's conformation isn't up for the work and stress running barrels puts on a horse. Training for barrels and eventually running barrels takes a lot out on a horse in a lot of different places on their bodies..It isn't for every horse.

Why would you hurt a horse, whose conformation is lacking, by making it do something it's body just isn't built for. That doesn't make sense to me.

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She did state this already :)
So sorry I missed that.

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Even if she doesn't plan on doing big shows with the horse it will still effect the horse in the long run if it's conformation isn't up for the work and stress running barrels puts on a horse. Training for barrels and eventually running barrels takes a lot out on a horse in a lot of different places on their bodies..It isn't for every horse.

Why would you hurt a horse, whose conformation is lacking, by making it do something it's body just isn't built for. That doesn't make sense to me.
I had mine vet checked... He gave me the okay....but I'm sure I will get he wasn't a good enough vet then.

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So sorry I missed that.


Its okay I was not trying to be mean I was trying to prevent the OP from having to repeat, but she replied before I hit submit.
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Not a fan.

Weak back...stifle....and appears cowhocked.
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post #20 of 32 Old 12-18-2011, 11:55 PM
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She looks like a strong horse. Based on comments made though maybe then have a vet look at her. Tell him what your plans are for her and see if you can get an okay to make sure you won't be putting her out.

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