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post #1 of 13 Old 12-02-2011, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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"Bulky" Shoulder?

I dont 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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post #2 of 13 Old 12-02-2011, 11:47 PM
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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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post #3 of 13 Old 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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post #4 of 13 Old 12-02-2011, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Shes was a PMU mare, I was told Percheron cross, but I see more Clyde...no papers, so who knows!

Shes 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!
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post #5 of 13 Old 12-03-2011, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Haha, "Shes was"... nevermind that.
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post #6 of 13 Old 12-03-2011, 12:28 AM
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I honestly don't see anything abnormal. Looks like a horse to me.
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post #7 of 13 Old 12-03-2011, 08:56 AM
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^^Same here....dont see anything abnormal about her.....love her though!
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post #8 of 13 Old 12-03-2011, 12:51 PM
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She looks gorgeous to me! I don't see anything odd about her.
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post #9 of 13 Old 12-03-2011, 04:48 PM
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Nothing abnormal. She's just a thick shouldered girl.

Especially since she appears to be half draft, it's completely normal conformation.

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post #10 of 13 Old 12-03-2011, 04:54 PM
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I agree. She is beautiful! And I love your fence too, nice and high.

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