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    04-08-2010, 10:05 AM
Haha thanks BigGirls for the critique! Her trot picture was with an intermediate rider last summer so she was dogging it. She usually has a very correct if not super long trot and a wonderful canter! She's more prone to collection than extension so if I ever get her past 1st level dressage and try to school mediums I have my work cut out for me! I could canter/gallop this mare for days though! My goal is to eventually breed her to a warmblood type stud to get something with a little more bone and a little more hind end so as you said I can get that great uphill build. I was looking at Cleveland Bay, Friesian and some Warmblood studs but I still haven't decided what I want my future event horse to be yet! She does have a really awesome side profile and is super deep through the heartgirth and barrel and she muscles quite well. She's adequately wide but not overly and when you sit on her you know you're on a TB but not a twig. I might break her maiden with a welsh/cob cross for a large pony though. I think if I could find a stud that is known to throw ponies and has the confo she needs to improve then she would throw an awesome sport pony as well!
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    04-09-2010, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by BigGirlsRideWarmbloods    

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.She wouldn't be my first choice to produce a successful performance horse. .
She is halter bred so yeah she isnt a performance horse any way. :P I actualy don't have any plans to ever breed her.
    04-10-2010, 07:02 PM
Name: Missy Lee Walla Be
Age: 8
Height: 14.2
Pedigree: Missy Lee Walla Be Quarter Horse
Discipline: Reining/cutting/team penning
Personality: In your pocket
Other: Just started in training for reining, cutting, team penning, trail. Mostly used on trails before. Can spin on a dime.

Please forgive the furries, everyone is just shedding out yet.

No accomplishments yet, probably next year after we get to know each other well.

Just found out she is over 95% Foundation Quarter Horse so what current foundation stallions would enhance any foals she would have? I don't plan on breeding for a couple of years, I would like her to have some accomplishments first.
    04-10-2010, 07:14 PM
Originally Posted by Macslady    

Just found out she is over 95% Foundation Quarter Horse so what current foundation stallions would enhance any foals she would have? I don't plan on breeding for a couple of years, I would like her to have some accomplishments first.
On a scale of 1-10 of things to look for in a stallion for this mare foundation % would be about 99.

Overall from what I can see in these pictures which is not a lot as they are not the best for judging conformation she looks fairly nice. Pedigree is Ok. I would first decide what I wanted out of the foal then start looking for a nice stallion in that area.
    04-10-2010, 07:43 PM
I am going to get some better pics when she sheds out completely and the feed starts to build some nice muscle back in her. Her previous owner didn't do too well in the care department. She needs another worming, another visit from the farrier. She was thrown out over the winter with a group and developed her skin fungus which I am treating daily.

Thanks NRHAREINER, I think in 2 years time I will know what I want in a foal. Right now my priority is her. And I am hoping when I do look for the stallion I can find a 99-100% er in our area.
    04-10-2010, 08:48 PM
My point is DO NOT Breed for Foundation %. That is a big mistake. It should be very very very fare down on your list. It is like breeding for color. Not something that should be high on the list of must haves. If you get it great but it is not even the icing on the cake but more like the sprinkles on top of the icing.
    04-10-2010, 11:39 PM
Missy Lee Walla Be
This is a nicely built mare! It did take me a second to get beyond the coat, I admit it; due to our unusually warm winter our horses started shedding out in January and are just about done. It really has thrown my whole sense of seasons off.

But again a very nice QH mare! Beautiful proportions, nice straight hind, the front shoulder is hard to see at the angles but they look to be near 45 degrees, same with the pasterns. Nice forward facing hooves neck to whithers is a touch off in the 3rd pic but the 1st pic looks good. I would ideally like to see her crossed with a horse with a slightly more defined hind-end.

I'm like sir-mix-a-lot "I like em round and big" especially in QH and QH derivitives. Since they are primarily ment to work cattle, barrels or reining, the power (and power brakes in reining) all comes comes from the rear. The spinning, pivoting, turning and sliding stop all requires a super strong, but still agile back end.

What are the sores and patches? That might have me thinking about health issues, but all in all I might like her a bit more toned but other wise she def has the potential to throw some well built foals.
    04-11-2010, 12:17 PM
It is a fungus infection which she got when her previous owner had her and didn't treat. So I am keeping the area clean and dry, and applying treatment at least 2 times a day per the vet. It is doing an amazing job of healing compared to when she came. She is also underweight from lack of worming, that is some of it too. We are putting groceries into her and I am doing round pen to get muscles built up.

If you could see the rest of our gang you would know she is the skinny girl. The next set of pics will show a totally different horse. So consider these the befores.
    04-11-2010, 10:09 PM
Originally Posted by BigGirlsRideWarmbloods    
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Great proportions! Her legs are mostly really nice but I would look for a stud with a longer cannon bones in the front. Nice topline, but I would look for a stud with a touch more crest in his neck, as she looks like she has a bit of a swan neck. Common fault with the breed and easily correctable. Also her underline is heavy behind the heart girth; weight, pregnancy or conformation?
she was a few months pregnant in that pic so that would be why her underline was heavy. She averages about 1,100lbs when not in foal. She has had 3 foals- all fillies- the last one was just born on thursday night, the only pic I have of her is when she first stood up. I need to get more because now you can tell more of what she looks like. Plus she's only 3 days old now and is halter broke and began to start walking on lead. I don't have any pics of the first sire (he sired her first 2), and only one of the sire of her last foal. But I do have pics of what she has thrown.

First filly yearling pic

Second filly yearling pic

Newest filly pic

Sire of newest filly


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