"Bulky" Shoulder?

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    12-02-2011, 11:18 PM
"Bulky" Shoulder?

I don't quite know how to explain what I'm seeing, but to me it looks like my mare's shoulders are bulky, almost seeming too big for her. These pictures arent great for conformation critique, but they're the best I have. Does this look abnormal? I admit I know next to nothing about conformation.

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    12-02-2011, 11:47 PM
She's a big girl with big shoulders, I am no draft horse expert, but I would think that's indictative of the breeding. She is a beauty by the way.
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    12-02-2011, 11:50 PM
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Yes. The horse looks to be part draft. Fresian? In any case, draft horses have powerful and rather upright shoulders. She is a lovely horse and conformed quite nicely.
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    12-02-2011, 11:59 PM
Shes was a PMU mare, I was told Percheron cross, but I see more Clyde...no papers, so who knows!

She's completely sound and very smooth to ride, but like I said, it just looks "off" to me...especially in the first picture.

Thanks for your input!
    12-03-2011, 12:00 AM
Haha, "Shes was"... nevermind that.
    12-03-2011, 12:28 AM
I honestly don't see anything abnormal. Looks like a horse to me.
    12-03-2011, 08:56 AM
Green Broke
^^Same here....dont see anything abnormal about her.....love her though!
    12-03-2011, 12:51 PM
Green Broke
She looks gorgeous to me! I don't see anything odd about her.
    12-03-2011, 04:48 PM
Nothing abnormal. She's just a thick shouldered girl.

Especially since she appears to be half draft, it's completely normal conformation.
    12-03-2011, 04:54 PM
Green Broke
I agree. She is beautiful! And I love your fence too, nice and high.

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