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post #1 of 12 Old 12-05-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Another quick critique?

Okay, this mare is also from Finger Lakes. She's 16.2hh and six years old... so I'm thinking the perfect height and a good age to start some actual training and work. She'd also be ready for jumping once her flatwork was up to par. She also has a full brother competing in eventing and hunters this year. Her description says she's a love bug (huge bonus for me) and is a great mover.

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I don't see any glaring conformation faults so that's why I'm asking everyone here. Her feet also seem to look better compared to the other mares in my previous thread.

ETA: She also has some of the same lineage as Indie, and although they are common names like Sir Gaylord.. Mr. Prospector.. etc, it almost feels important to me to have my next horse have some of the same names in its pedigree.

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-05-2012, 11:06 PM
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She has I think, a pleasant enough head and kind expression. I don't like her neck much though. She is slightly long and I 'think', I see a hint of a hunter's bump or roach there. Could be wrong, since I'm still laid up and cannot see much on this little computer. She is slightly campy. I don't see anything really horrible, which would keep her from being a useful mount.

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I've found that 75% or more of all TB pedigrees I look at have a lot of the same names in them. Literally every TB I've looked at is related to Reno (who I may have to sell...hope not) XD

She doesn't look too bad. Quite fine actually. But I'm no expert on conformation.

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post #4 of 12 Old 12-06-2012, 12:55 AM
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i quite like her.

but maybe it's because she reminds me of my girl...

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she looks like 1) needs some groceries 2) slight sickle hock 3) slight splay footed. does she travel straight ?
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post #6 of 12 Old 12-06-2012, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!

She could use some groceries, but according to equibase, she's still racing which probably explains that. I'm not sure about travelling straight, I'd assume so.. but I'll try watching the video again to try and see.

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I think her conformations fine. Nothing serious that would keep her from being a good jumper or whatever you wanted to do with her. She's a cutie! :)

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post #8 of 12 Old 12-06-2012, 10:26 AM
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The last two strides on the trot back she has a head bob... Lame? Maybe?

Sickle hocks. Low heels. Longish coupling. Downhill build. Very high withers. Low neck set (almost hatchet necked). There are better out there.
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I like her expression. With more groceries her neck will look better. Seems to travel fairly straight, will definitely improve with a good shoeing job.
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-06-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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What exactly should I be looking for in conformation for a dressage/jumping horse? I know an uphill build, good angled pasterns.. but what would everyone consider a good shoulder slope and a strong back? Examples would be great, and muchly appreciated.

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