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post #101 of 134 Old 03-06-2010, 04:16 PM
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woa. that roaned out one has horrid conformation. look at that but/hip comared to the shoulder/front legs!

Anyway, good luck with your soon-to-be foal!
I wouldn't say horrid. That horse isn't going to win any halter classes but it will probably stay sound for 25 years if he has good care.

I really don't see why so many people post pictures of horses they already own and have no intention of showing and ask for a conformation critique.
First, it's your horse regardless. Do you just want to know every flaw or are you hoping everyone will go nuts for it? Second, if your a trail rider or competing in low level local shows you won't need a horse with perfect conformation.

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post #102 of 134 Old 03-06-2010, 04:19 PM
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i wouldn't say horrid. That horse isn't going to win any halter classes but it will probably stay sound for 25 years if he has good care.

I really don't see why so many people post pictures of horses they already own and have no intention of showing and ask for a conformation critique.
First, it's your horse regardless. Do you just want toknow every flaw or are you hoping everyone will go nuts for it. Second, if your a trail rider or competing in low level local shows you won't need a horse with perfect conformation.
THANK YOU! Someone actually said something.
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post #103 of 134 Old 03-06-2010, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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yeah. i'm not worried about my horses confirmation. they are used for trail horses. although i'd like to try jumping on my mustang. and i know she may have the wrong confo for that but i don't know.

as for snowflake! she got about an hour and a half out roaming the pasture today. and i think she may be in the very first stages of labor! she was rolling around and grunting lke crazy her sides were moving. so it looks like she was breathing hard (but way up on the back not toward her chest) her belly has also dipped down some and became more soft. and harder toward the bottom. also when she would go to roll. she would put her front end on the ground and stretch her bag legs out. instead of laying down. and then she would stand back up. her udders have also filled out more. but i'll definitely be keeping an eye on her! and i have yet to see her wax up anyway. do all horses wax up before?


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Nope, not all mares wax. Some mares don't even get milk or a big udder before they foal.

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hmm. alright. maybe she is one that just wont wax up. also we were checking to see what kind of fluid was in her udders. and today was the first day we could get any to come out. and it was a clearish color. so i'm assuming we probably got a week to go then?


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Or more...lol

Mares seems to hold out for a LONG time! I had a mare that was so full she was leaking fluid but still didn't foal for three weeks after that...
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I couldn't agree more with this Kevin! Even world champion horses don't always have the best conformation.

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I wouldn't say horrid. That horse isn't going to win any halter classes but it will probably stay sound for 25 years if he has good care.

I really don't see why so many people post pictures of horses they already own and have no intention of showing and ask for a conformation critique.
First, it's your horse regardless. Do you just want to know every flaw or are you hoping everyone will go nuts for it? Second, if your a trail rider or competing in low level local shows you won't need a horse with perfect conformation.
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i'm worried she is gonna be overdue though. she was kept with the stud from jan-mid/early march. so she should have already had it by now. maybe i just worry to much?


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Don't worry, chances out they had the dates wrong AND mare don't actually have due dates, they foal when they are ready. I had one mare that went almost a full 13 months.
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FehrGroundRanch is completely right on that, I knew a mare that went 380 days - we joked she was going for a record. I believe anything between 320-370 days is considered completely normal, with 335-340 days just being an averaged out number. Also, mares tend to carry longer the older they are, not sure how old Snowflake is. My vet also mentioned this morning that mares due very early in the year will often hang on longer than those due in warmer weather.


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