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    09-26-2010, 11:59 PM
  #1
Weanling
"Good conformation"?

So I'm looking to buy a new thoroughbred as a project, and I come across an ad that states "Well bred TB mare, ready to breed or ride, good conformation"

Here is the mare:



Not only is she over at the knees, she has extremely short cannon bones and not enough leg to support her fugly frame.

What would make anyone want to breed this mare? :O
     
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    09-27-2010, 12:18 AM
  #2
Banned
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Originally Posted by Snookeys    
So I'm looking to buy a new thoroughbred as a project, and I come across an ad that states "Well bred TB mare, ready to breed or ride, good conformation"

Not only is she over at the knees, she has extremely short cannon bones and not enough leg to support her fugly frame.

What would make anyone want to breed this mare? :O
What is her pedigree?
     
    09-27-2010, 02:04 AM
  #3
Green Broke
She looks surprising like Isabelle (who is my Fox Trotter) right down to the color and baby belly! Except I think Izzy has better legs and a sweeter face. But it's scary how much a broody TB can look like a broody Fox Trotter, isn't it? Compare the shape of their withers/back/hind end. Scary!
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    09-27-2010, 02:06 AM
  #4
Weanling
That looks nothing like a thoroughbred..
     
    09-27-2010, 02:09 AM
  #5
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by countmystrides    
that looks nothing like a thoroughbred..
She certainly isn't built for speed, is she? Perhaps a Standarbred in her younger days? Perhaps not.
     
    09-27-2010, 02:09 AM
  #6
Showing
Oh, that poor thing. She needs a home where she will be loved despite her fugliness. She does appear to have a sweet eye but everything else about her is wrong.
     
    09-27-2010, 02:12 AM
  #7
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Oh, that poor thing. She needs a home where she will be loved despite her fugliness. She does appear to have a sweet eye but everything else about her is wrong.
I don't think her eye is particularly sweet even, but it's probably just because the ear is cocked back that makes me think she has a sour expression.

Actually, I kind of like chunky horses, but her knees/front legs don't look that good. But if it weren't for the font legs, I could see bringing her home.
     
    09-27-2010, 10:26 AM
  #8
Weanling
Either the first photo posted of her is extremely unflattering, or this photo of her is extremely flattering... or more likely, the "real her" is probably somewhere in between--


I am still not fond of her knees, and her head is a bit plain, but everything else about her is better in this photo--and I am glad to see a broodie in such good weight, especially a TB-- it can be tough to keep them this plump!

PS-- I genrally LIKE short cannon bones-- sounder, and make a better stride.....
     
    09-27-2010, 10:32 AM
  #9
Trained
There is something seriously wrong with her proportions lol. She has pony size legs >.<
     
    09-27-2010, 10:57 AM
  #10
Green Broke
I suspect her knees look knobby because she is an older horse and has been carrying alot of weight, being a broodmare and all. I have a 30 yr old gelding with knobs and lumps all over his knees that gives a similar impression. He wasn't like that when he was younger.

How old is this girl anyway? Izzy, my mare that looks similar, is 16.
     

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