I know for a fact that when looking for competitive show prospects you have to look at pedigree, baby's movements, dam and sire, full siblings to foal, and if possible the granddam's records for show and produce. Exactly how do you examine whether the foal will be good if its a maiden dam? Bloodlines and parents, yes but how about judging conformation of baby? Its easy to see long or short back but I'm refering to butt high or tall withers, and definetely their long spring legs? I always gave the babies a year before looking at them, but what do I look at when their is only sire and dam conformation wise? I want all details if possible because the baby will have a very competitive show life(reasonable) before I decide to breed her. Thanks in advance!
Also are most baby's pasterns really that long? I see that on a bunch of pleasure foals this year or an I wrong here? I haven't felt this out of place since the judging competiton two years ago in the 4H state judging contest (I can't memorize the terms very well otherwise I can place them well so reasons were fun to give).
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