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    02-06-2012, 08:30 PM
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Foal
3 year old APHA filly (pic heavy!)

This is my 3 almost 4 year old filly. Her name is Bambi (: she was the first horse I actually got to witness the birth of her pedigree can be seen here...
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I couldn't help but put some baby photos in there haha, the first photo is when she just turned two (no one was riding her) I just pony them with the youth saddle on them starting around two so they get used to it, the next two are as a 3 year old and then one as a weanling.... I know they're not the best confo pictures and I'm sorry :( but I definitely wasn't going to take them today (it's snowing!!! Ahhh!!!). Oh and here's a video (:
     
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    02-06-2012, 11:02 PM
  #2
Foal
Judging by the picture I can't really tell get her squared up and take a side view, front view, and a back view with her tailed pulled back then we might be able to judge her a little better. She's a pretty girl
     
    02-06-2012, 11:06 PM
  #3
Foal
Lol thanks for trying :) I can probably take pictures on my phone and then upload them tomorrow after class (it's supposed to be a nice day) I was waiting to post until I had better pics (I do have some decent ones but they're from her 2 year old year and they kept uploading all stretched on here) so I figured since it was snowing anyways I'd see if anyone could glean info from these ones (: thank you again I love her to pieces she is definitely my baby! I swear she was born broke; and an attention ***** haha
     
    02-10-2012, 05:53 PM
  #4
Foal
Found a front shot from this October :); I'll post new ones when she sheds
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    02-10-2012, 07:57 PM
  #5
Weanling
I cannot believe you are riding a coming 4 year old that way. That is way to much work, way to fast, IMHO. She has no topline, no good muscling and is not fit or in shape. She does not carry herself correctly and hollows out her back a lot. She is very ewe necked and her shoulder is anything but impressive. In the pic with her and the trailer she is standing way under herself. That is all I can tell you without real confo pics.

That horse should honestly just be starting loping, not running the pattern. She is very unbalanced and uncorrect. JMO.
     
    02-10-2012, 10:30 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by nherridge    
I cannot believe you are riding a coming 4 year old that way. That is way to much work, way to fast, IMHO. She has no topline, no good muscling and is not fit or in shape. She does not carry herself correctly and hollows out her back a lot. She is very ewe necked and her shoulder is anything but impressive. In the pic with her and the trailer she is standing way under herself. That is all I can tell you without real confo pics.

That horse should honestly just be starting loping, not running the pattern. She is very unbalanced and uncorrect. JMO.
She's not running the pattern at all, I only let her lope between barrels. So I'm not seeing where you're saying she's galloping; I would not let her gallop on barrels or anything else like that. When she was two I ponied her with a youth saddle; no one was riding her. I didn't even start her until she was 3 years and 3 months old.
     
    02-10-2012, 11:47 PM
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Trained
Not the best photos, but in most of the pictures it looks like she's slightly sickle hocked. Nothing awful (meaning I've seen much worse), but it's there in almost every side pic). In that last front view pic, she looks like she toes out a little in the front, but again, it's difficult to tell without a good, squared-up shot. I wouldn't say her shoulder is "anything but impressive," but the angle isn't great. Her shoulder looks pretty upright, which generally makes for a bumpier ride (and her trot looks rather bumpy). Her neck does look like it might be set-on a bit high, which makes for a more upright head carriage, but I wouldn't go so far as to call her ewe-necked. I agree that her topline needs some work, though.

I love her blaze. It's adorable.
     
    02-10-2012, 11:55 PM
  #8
Banned
I agree with the above post about the work load you have this little horse doing, and that "barrel" stuff your doing with her needs to stop...totally the wrong way to go about it playing around or not.

She is cute but I foresee issues in her future. (as you can already see her back bone in this picture)
It looks like she holds her hind end tucked in a little too far under herself. (photo tied to trailer)

She also looks wormy (to me) in this picture and needs some weight on her butt, hip area, and shoulders.
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    02-11-2012, 12:20 AM
  #9
Foal
First, thank you for your critique. Her workload is really non-negotiable, for one she hasn't even seen barrels in over four months as I want to keep it fun for her and not strain her growing bones and tendons. She gets ridden about twice a week on light trail rides (ie under 1 hour). Why I said her workload is non-negotiable: I see my vet three times a week as I volunteer for him, he said as long as I'm not doing hard turns (like barrels) on her more than twice a month it shouldn't interfere with anything; however like I said she doesn't even do it that often, and I don't plan anymore until at least spring. She will never compete until at least six. The statement you said about her looking wormy I agree with, she was due for worming at this time and was wormed shortly after this photo. I don't honestly know if she had worms or not.

I am not going to argue with you on her training, I do take her health and soundness into consideration. I love to hear all your opinions (: thank you.
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    02-11-2012, 01:52 PM
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Weanling
There are clear clips of hand galloping in that video ... 4:15 ... & near 5 minutes ... Her workload for this age is kind of ridiculous. And yes, her back bone, hips, shoulders and neck are in bad shape in part to that. She is not in any shape for that hard riding.

Conformationally wise, I have seen worse.
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