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post #1 of 28 Old 01-24-2012, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Broodmare conformation?? Let me know what you think.

I'm looking at purchasing these two broodmares. What do you all think of their conformation and bloodlines?

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Hm, do you have pictures of your stud to see how he would compliment them?
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IMO neither of those mares should be bred from what those images showed. Both are weak in the loin area.

The paint is tied in below the knee and has what looks to be weak/posty hind legs. Nice neck and her head ties on nice to her neck.. and her head is nice.. but you don't ride the head.

The black horse looks butt high and also long in the back. Maybe she has better front legs, but from this photo you cannot tell.

I would like to see photos of the stud.. and if he is as lackluster as these two mares, I would not breed him either. OTOH if your stud is spectacular, you want better mares than these for him.

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Black Tie Social is the first mare's sire and the second mare's grandsire on both sire and dam side. He really seems to me that he carries the frame, from his facial marking, some of the pictures of his progeny as well as by looking at his line and seeing at least one frame overo near him. Both mares could be carring frame (the sorrel might be a frame, I think), but you wouldn't know for sure unless you tested them for frame. QHs are also able to carry frame, so you would want to test the stud for frame before breeding possible frame carriers.

Not impressed with the conformation of either of them. If I were to choose one over the other, I would pick the black. I can live with a little butt high and a slightly longer back (which are pretty common in paints with their QH and Thoroughbred background).

Nothing really stands out to me in the stud's pedigree (a couple in the third generation and more after that), but he could be quite the looker. Do you have any pictures of him?
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Very poor conformation. Very light bone and tied in behind the knee. Awful hind end. Straight through stifle and hock. Bet she has back leg soundness problems.



I'd like to see better photos.
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I looked at the stud. Take down the first photo.. it really does NOTHING for him at all. When you take photos of a stud.. ANY stud.. you need to ALWAYS make him look good.

He has good bone and is OK but from his conformation I do not see any compelling reason to keep him a stud! What has he done? Does he herd cattle all day or do other real life work? Has he, himself, earned any titles? Have his offspring done anything stellar? Won at barrels? Cutting? Dressage? If you are going to have a stud, he not only needs great photos, he needs to be proven!

The stud is long in the back.. IF you insist on breeding him (and I would not based on these photos UNLESS he has a proven work or performance record) you need to find REALLY TOP mares. Good Bone, Short coupled and so forth.

Really, with all the horses out there for sale and for free (and sound horses going to slaughter) you have no reason to breed any of these three horses.

Not meaning to be harsh.. just the truth as I see it and the truth is often harsh.

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