Originally Posted by tinyliny
I think she is a nice looking mare. She is fat in the top picture. YOu can see she has "butt pillows" right next to her dock. I agree with Bubba that she is a bit fine boned, and I think the last picture shows the best weight for her, if you use her athletically. Her porportions are good., and shoulder angle good. Pasterns angle and length good. Really the only thing I can say is the weight, which you know, and I , too, see that behind her wither/shoulder area it's a bit hollowed out. That is what Bubba means by the atrophy there. It can sometimes be due to a saddle that restricts the shoulder too much , even to the point of cutting off the blood supply to the should muscle. She looks really healthy overall, but you can always do a quick saddle fit check to see if the saddle tree and skirt aren't putting too much restriction on that area.
That is a ghastly wound she suffered. It was not stitched? I suppose it was not possible. I just cringe when I see that bolt. It must have unbeareable to see her so severely injuured.
I want to say its not the saddle, but I will have it checked out.
Also yes it was stitched up for like a week but she pulled them out.
I was SICK when I saw her, and yes I am mad at myself that the bolt did not get taken care of before a horse had to get hurt. Not my place but still I should have known better.
She has a high tolerance for pain though.
The vet told me the next day she would probably be in alot of pain so much so that she would not even want to move to get water in her stall and that I should not worry about it because its normal, even though she had the good stuff to help with the pain.
So the following morning I was dragging my feet to go tend to her because I was not ready to see her like that and what do you know she is pacing back and forth ready for her breakfast and yelling (thankfully it did not come out in English) but I imagine it was something along the lines of "Get your fat a** on over here with my d*** breakfast" -> for some reason in my mind she curses like a sailor :) when she is not talking like a snobby southern bell :) and a part of me knows she enjoyed all the extra attention and treats and drugs ;) while she was healing.
Thank you so much I like to think I got lucky with her :)
Best gift Santa ever gave me --> kinda anyways Santa gave me $2,000 off but I had to foot a small sum of $500 :)
Santa = a lady that was dating my best friends dad who became more like a mother to me who got my mare when she was 6 months old for her graduation present. (I call her "Santa" because Penney was my Christmas present)