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post #41 of 62 Old 02-22-2012, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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From what I see is that she needs more muscle, especially in her neck and butt. I think her front hoof was left a bit long in the toe, which throws off the angle of her pastern. She has a nice short back, small muzzle, large eyes, nicely shaped ears, and a nice slope to her shoulder.
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Her pasterns look wayyy long to me, also the second pic shows she is swollen on her back left leg. She definitely looks like she lacks muscle. I would worry if she has a weak back end, or if she wasn't fed like she should have been, both not good. I don't like the look of her front legs at all, but can't pinpoint exactly why. I would pass from these pics, but then again, she could be gorgeous with corrective trims and some great groceries! You never know with babies!
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I see some long pasterns, swelling in the hind legs (never good) and a weak hip. JMO. On another note, it seems that her dam has some Babson breeding.

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post #44 of 62 Old 02-22-2012, 04:16 AM
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arabian filly that caught my eye

This baby is nice. Remember that every horse has it's imperfections "EVERY Horse" If she is noted sound by a vet. You like her. If you heart says go with it, Go with it. Remember the duck and the swan fable. Your heart will never decieve you.I think you should go for it.
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IMO, she looks very weak in the back end, JUST like her sire. I raised Arabs for years & to me she is alot that is wrong with the breed. She has a pretty head and neck, flashy color and that's about it. It is of course your money, but you can do alot better. I respectfully disagree with Patricia, your heart can (and will) deceive you.....seen it happen alot with both horses (and men, lol).
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She has an adorable face. I don't like anything about her front legs, or her hip, but babies are hard. I don't see breeding quality, but if you're looking to love and show, she's a cutie!
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I thought I'd chime in that her front legs seem pretty "off" to me as well... and I would also be very leery of that sire's weak hind end.
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post #48 of 62 Old 02-23-2012, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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I got the same kind of responses from my big sister. She has the stash of horse pictures of horses that my family has raised years ago to use in comparison for same age/growth development. Something else she pointed out were her withers, not a good thing for trying bareback riding. Her neck connection into her withers isn't very good either. The point on her buttocks seems too high and pronounced. Her front left pastern is long and may have some tendon issues to cause her to stand on it differently.

If she only had a few minor conformation flaws, I wouldn't have any problem justifying her price. But it is a bit too much for what they are asking. A lot of little things and some potentially big conformation faults, and none of it was that dectable as a baby. As cute as her head is and her ability to grow a mane and forelock, I need a bit more than that to make me happy for the next 25 + years... LOL
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**Corporal's Arabian soft side is M E L T I N G** SSOOOO cute!!
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post #50 of 62 Old 02-23-2012, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Patricia Lloyd View Post
The pedigree is something to look at. It is the foundation of which the filly was based on. If you look into it alittle more you will understand what the pedigree means. I have to disagree with the person who trashed the Varinan breeding program. She must be doing something right to end up in the Hall Of Fame. Like I said my horses are all sound and have never had a issue. And by the way. Did you know when the Arabians first came to this country. Any white markings on them was conciderd impure.Not so today because we change and out breed now. But that is the way it was when we first start to import. LOOK it up.
She did do something right. She had excellent working western horses and great marketing, and no one can ride a spade bit horse as well. But she decided to branch out in English, and concentrated on half the horse (and not the important half). Most of her stock from her "English" program, have really wonky back ends. Some of them if you watch them in person (not in video) look almost like it's two different horses smushed together. Not an attractive look. They tend to be trotted off their feet because the front looks pretty, and they hope to dazzle the judges by it. And.. once you lose the back end.. it's harder than hell to get it back.
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