Originally Posted by SunnyDraco
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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I think you made the right choice!
This filly's pasterns are weak and are all at a different length and angle. A huge red flag for future soundness.
Good luck on your search! If you haven't found anything by then, I'll let you know what my mare has. Have someone else wanting a chestnut from her, so I have two opposite "hopes" going on ;)