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post #1 of 8 Old 03-12-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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good markings?

Does my 2 year old mini Shetland have good markings??Photo0050.jpg

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-12-2013, 04:35 PM
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Good markings in terms of what exactly? Looks like a brown tobiano pony to me. Are you wanting to something in particular with him?
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No I was just wondering whether she has good markings for the show ring?
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Markings don't matter nearly as much as a correctly built horse/pony. You can have a horse/pony with the prettiest markings EVER, but if it's a conformational train wreck, those pretty markings are just that: pretty decoration for a disaster.

Think of it like a car. If you've got a car that is a disaster--bad engine, bald tires, wrecked interior, dented and warped body, etc--the best/prettiest paint job in the world isn't going to make that car look or perform better. You'll still see all the dents, dings, warps, and problems. Conversely, you can have a car with a straight body (no damage at all), straight frame, sound engine and good interior, but the paint job is crappy (or non-existent, like with my Thunderbird) and it's still a great car.

A good judge does not take color into account when judging a horse (especially for halter/in-hand classes). The basic structure of the horse is what matters.
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I think I read somewhere that a 50% white to 50% color ratio is prefered and yours fits into that catagory.
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Colour makes no difference. It is conformation, that judges look for. She is obviously Tobiano. Could carry Frame. Test for Frame/LWO. Some breeders like a 50/50 colour pattern. Most don't care. At the moment, your horse does not look as show quality. This because she has some conformation problems. Doesn't mean you can't show her in many other diciplines. Other than halter, that is. To show her however, you would need to get her in show condition. Not easy with Minis.

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Two pics of a Gypsy colt we had. Very similar 50/50 markings.

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