APHA Mare Conformation Critique- Lots of Pictures - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Conformation Critique

APHA Mare Conformation Critique- Lots of Pictures

This is a discussion on APHA Mare Conformation Critique- Lots of Pictures within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

    Like Tree5Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        02-28-2014, 04:36 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    This is going to hurt your feelings, and I don't know how to say it without doing that.

    As a stallion owner, I would not accept this mare for breeding to my stallion, she has too many faults. And unfortunately, the stallion is always the one who gets the blame. My contract reads, "Stands to approved mares." and I do look to approve or not before I'll breed.

    No worries, I appreciate everyone's honesty. But if you read everything I said, I'm NOT going to be breeding her. I was just interested in seeing some examples of stallions that are strong in the areas she's lacking to get a visual. I just find it interesting and am always trying to further my knowledge, I thought this would be an "interactive" way to accomplish that. :)
    morganarab94 likes this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        02-28-2014, 05:12 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Elana    
    This is a very nicely turned out mare but she is not breeding worthy. She is steep in the shoulder, and the point of shoulder is a bit low making the angle from point of shoulder to elbow too shallow. She is built downhill.

    Her over long coupling is followed by a point of croup set too far back and a croup that is too steep. Her stifle is placed too far to the rear and with the combination of all these things has created an over straight hind leg that compensates by being sickle hocked.

    Her front feet are over long toed putting a lot of pressure on a front leg that is tied in quite severely at the knee. Her neck looks to be over muscled on the bottom and lacks correct muscling along the top.. probably because she cannot truly collect, shift her weight to the rear and raise her back.

    Her knees and hocks a lacking in bone but are placed nice and low. She is adequate through her barrel and may be carrying just a little bit too much weight. However, she looks like that type of horse and she would look poor if she were slightly thin.

    She is probably a lovely horse to own and ride but she is not a horse I would breed. You can get a better quality foal with a more correct dam and sire for less than it would cost to breed this mare.
    Thank you for your very detailed response! I always like reading your comments in other threads I've seen. She is a lovely horse to own, and for my purposes with her, she's been perfect.
         
        02-28-2014, 06:18 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SugarNSpice    
    But if you read everything I said, I'm NOT going to be breeding her.
    I read it, just some people are very sensitive to statements like I made.

    There are really nicely put together stallions out there, but I'd be hesitant to recommend one without further info on your mare's pedigree, hereditary disease profile testing and more info on what you wanted to do with prospective the foal, should you decide to breed. There's a LOT more that goes into a breeding decision than just looking at the 2 animals you want to put together, or at least, there ought to be.

    When I look at a mare to buy for breeding to my stallion, I look at her disease panel testing results, conformation, her temperament, her skill set, her pedigree, her show record (if any) and the show records of her relatives. If she has foals on the ground, I like to see them too.
         
        02-28-2014, 10:01 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    At her age I would not breed her. She is not what I would consider breeding stock. She looks slightly toed out in front and the other comments seem correct.
    With all that said, no horse is perfect, and I think she is a cute little mare.
         

    Tags
    apha, apha mare conformation, breeding quality, conformation, critique

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    TB/ APHA mare conformation critique flemingfarms Horse Conformation Critique 3 11-01-2013 11:16 PM
    APHA Solid-Bred Mare. Would love conformation critique! VLBUltraHot Horse Conformation Critique 15 10-27-2013 07:07 PM
    Conformation Critique APHA Mare? JohnW82 Horse Conformation Critique 3 09-20-2012 10:30 PM
    Conformation critique this APHA mare (Good pictures!) ilovemyPhillip Horse Conformation Critique 11 02-02-2012 03:40 PM
    Conformation/Critique of my 5yr old APHA mare? sensationalreflection Horse Riding Critique 4 10-04-2010 01:18 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:50 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0