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post #1 of 7 Old 05-10-2010, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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What do you think of this mare?

Hi guys! I was wondering if I might be able to get some ideas of what everyone thinks of the conformation etc. of this mare of mine.
I have acquired her due to an injury to her foreleg (she put it through a fence) so she was not unsound due to breakdown or anything.

She is a TB x WB mare, 16.1hh, 7 Years old.
Her pedigree - The Sport Horse Breed Database
She was showjumping in D/C grade before her injury.

I just want to get an idea of the worst parts of her, and maybe what I should be looking for in a stallion for breeding.



Sorry I don't have a good photo from behind, and these are not taken on a flat surface unfortunately, but hopefully might give you some kind of idea!

Thanks so much!
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-10-2010, 09:41 AM
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I'm not seeing anything that screams "reproduce me".
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-10-2010, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not seeing anything that screams "reproduce me".
Ok.. so what are you seeing that says don't? I know she is not perfect, but it seems a little silly to say not to breed her with no answer to my original question on her conformation.
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Butt high, prominent wither, underdeveloped neck. Steep angle to the croup. Straighter in the hind end than ideal. Bench kneed in front. Lot of puffiness in her left hind fetlock, is that current or old?

Good shoulder angle, good pastern angles.

Overall, she's better than the sum of her parts. She's apealling and attractive if you look at the whole package, and will probably make a nice lower level sport horse.

I wouldn't consider her broodmare quality.
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Thanks maura :)

Yes the puffiness is new, but due to a little mud fever, the scar and weird hoof on the near fore is her old injury. She is unable to be ridden anymore because of that foreleg unfortunately - I got her just after and she had been stalled for 3 months with a cast on that hoof. Her muscling I do agree is very underdeveloped.
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Three months stall rest explains the neck and to a certain extent, the wither and croup. She'd probably make a very different impression if she were fit.

However, that still leaves the straight hind leg and the bench knees. If you're determined to breed her; pay very careful attention to those characteristics in the stallion.
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Three months stall rest explains the neck and to a certain extent, the wither and croup. She'd probably make a very different impression if she were fit.

However, that still leaves the straight hind leg and the bench knees. If you're determined to breed her; pay very careful attention to those characteristics in the stallion.
Thankyou so much for taking the time to have a look over her. I will keep that in mind
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