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    01-18-2011, 06:10 PM
Possible Broodmare...

Hey guys. I know of an 8 yr old Dutch mare that is having some problems with her hind end. She was pushed a little too hard we think and has a slight bone spur that might be able to be rehabbed or some other injury that mimics a bone spur. She's fine for light riding and is pasture sound but gets a little unsound behind if she's pushed but this is recent, the owners just don't want to lay her up and rehab her themselves or do a lot to find out what's wrong. I'm considering taking her on to see if I can get her sound and/or use her as a broodmare. Wanted to get your opinions on her as a broodmare if she isn't able to be rehabbed and put back into training. Pick her apart please and unfortunately I don't yet have any of her pedigree info but I will post it when/if I get it. Just wanted to see what other people had to say about her pictures. Thanks!
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    01-20-2011, 12:26 PM
She has well rounded croup and good tail set. It's hard to tell from the picture if what I assume to be muscle is fat or not. But say if it's muscle she's got nice this gaskins, nice short cannon bones, beautiful shoulder slope, Her back looks a little long but maybe that's just the breed. She's real pretty.
    01-20-2011, 01:15 PM
I don't think it is fair to her to have to carry a foal then care for it with her injuries. Then again, you know the extent of them better than I do.

I mean she's gorgeous though! :)

ETA: As for confo, I noticed she looks over the knee in addition to what the above poster said.

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