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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Cacowgirl- I'm mostly teasing her, although if you were to meet her in person, I think you'd be saying a bit different. With a few more pounds on her and some more conditioning, I'm sure she won't look so odd, but in all truth- she does have a dinosaur head. We love her, ofcourse, and she's a very nice addition to our program, but the fact is that she's quite obviously not the epitomy of a perfect horse. She's bull-headed at times (this is the mare that I had problems with when on the trail. She has a dangerous quality about her that makes her have no problem with running head first into a tree...with me on her), pigeon toed, a bit narrow chested, she over-reaches, and has enough energy for five horses. These are cold, hard facts about her that make her what she is. I'm not downing her, but they're crucial to evaluate and keep in mind when she's working. With less than perfect conformation, I feel obligated to keep her from being bred, and to provide the shodding, boots, and training necessary to keep her from harming herself.
I'd much rather be well aware of exactly what is wrong with her and what is not, and be able to monitor and correct some of it- than go around saying 'my horse is perfect because she has a good heart and is a great trail horse. Nothing else matters.'
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