Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Murphysboro, IL
Hmm, that is very interesting. I didn't know about the ermine spot. Thanks! I think it's cool how they are matching on each hock. I will definitely take note of that as she gets older. I guess I'll just have to wait and see. Also, for the lulz, I've attached a picture of her from the middle of spring, she was just finishing shedding(you can see her spots) and a picture of her as a yearling. I forgot I had these yearling pictures of her. She looks so different than what I remember!
I actually can understand that and it's really unfortunate. I don't pretend to be an expert, not by a long shot, as I am still in college for these sort of things, but I do know what a well conformed horse looks like, in a general manner. Not calling on any specific needs for disciplines(or gaited...I'm terrible with gaited horses, haha). The place I board now, the owner has this buckskin stud that he breeds and...the stud isn't the best put together. Long in the back and sickle hocked in the back with a somewhat awkward hip angle. Huge head too with a really long underline. He breeds to a few mares who are not the best looking either, specifically the palomino who has similar problems as the stud. She moves and rides really smooth, but she looks like she is struggling to get her legs under her and always looks strung out. It's like...she's sickle hocked, but her stance is behind the plum line...Sweet mare, a doll, but I wouldn't breed her, nor would I breed to his stud.
I was actually looking to breed my other mare(that I am unfortunately selling now), which is a black breeding stock mare. She has an awesome conformation and moves so beautifully, but she is rather anxious and high spirited. Very(very) get up and go and is very dominant to almost a fault and for that, I decided not to breed her. Sorry for rambling. It's really unfortunate that the poor foal had to turn out so bad. I have plenty of time and will to pick through all the studs I can to find the right one. I have my whole questionnaire and requirements written in a book and stored away.
(First is Ellie as a yearling and second is from spring '12. The paint is my gelding.) The funny thing is she isn't actually /that/ grey looking in real life. She has much more brown in her coat. It's not all grey.
Last edited by Bugaboo; 01-16-2013 at 12:22 AM.