Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Southern California
• Horses: 0
She appears to have very short, upright pasterns in the conformation shot. It's hard to tell for sure, but it's something to keep an eye on when you go see her. I would look at the bone structure in her legs compared with the size of her body...it seems fine, but again it's hard to tell for sure without a closer shot.
She seems to hang her legs while jumping, instead of tucking them tightly to her chest. This would probably prevent her from doing upper level jumping, as it takes away from scope. My best friend's horse jumped in this way and they could not make it past Novice (in eventing). She eventually had to sell the horse and start over again, as she has aspirations to continue on the in the sport.
Sweet, gentle eye. Definitely take her for a ride, but try to get someone (a trainer, an upper-level rider) to go with you for a second opinion and to ride so you can see her move.