I purchased my first horse back in February. Her name is Rya, registered Half Arab and Canadian Sporthorse as Marimba of Lanzarac, she is a 11 year old 15hh Dutch Warmblood/Arab mare. She had 3 foals prior to my purchasing her (two as a recipient mare and 1 out of her by a Irish Draught stallion). She still has a bit of a belly on her but I'm working on it. My main goal with her is going as far as we can in Dressage. We'll probably throw in some jumping, games, and as much trail riding as possible, just for fun. Thoughts on her conformation?
*SIGH* a horrible wreck, the only thing that you can do with one like that is ship her to the middle of the prairies where she wont be seen by many people....I happen to have space, and could hide her here if needed.
Very nice horse and looks to have a lot more Dressage potential than a lot seen here. She IS bow legged behind. This is what happens when the rear toes point straight forward. Bow Legs can put stress on the hocks.
Like her shoulder and neck set (thanks to the Arab part). She has nice low knees and hocks and her withers carry nicely into her back. She may be a bit long thru the coupling. Her rear heels are trimmed awfully short.
Nice horse. Would love to train this one if she has the mind (sometimes the Arab mind comes through and they are too hot for my taste).
Thank you for all of the positive comments. I'm glad to know she's actually as nice as I think she is!
Her Arab side comes out every now and then, particularly when she's in heat. But overall I'm loving working with her. I was used to a much more laidback type of horse, riding primarily Canadians and a part Canadian pony. It's taken awhile to be totally comfortable with the occasional jig.