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Confo Critique For A Mix-Breed Mare (+ tons of pics)

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  • Why would a horse stand under herself and not square
  • Critique my show jumper confo and over fences

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    08-26-2012, 07:56 PM
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She is a 12 year old 14.3 Mare. From my best judgement, I'd guess she's an Arab mix. I had a forum up a while ago to see what you guys thought. Quite a few agreed with me on the Arab blood.

I know she has a short back. Her rib cage isn't all that short, though, so saddle fitting her is pretty easy.

I feel like she has a bit of the cob stockiness to her. I'm worried her legs wouldn't be able to support her heavy body when we do more extreme work. Her legs aren't frail, but they aren't stocky either. They're... big-boned? Haha!

So far she has been doing small jumps (18" max), and seems to be able to fly right over them and has no stiffness or soreness the next day. Do you think her confo could get her by enough to be a lower level eventer? I don't show, so there won't be anything too demanding.

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    08-26-2012, 10:49 PM
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Oh, and what discipline (based on her conformation and not personality) do you think she would excel best in and why?
     
    08-26-2012, 10:54 PM
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Green Broke
Got a nice shoulder on her
Front legs look good, though in many of the photos she appears to stand under herself
High in the wither
Back isn't too long but nor is it short
I like the overall shape of her hindquarters
Hind legs give the impression that they would be correct were she standing squared up
All in all, a fairly nice mare ;) Looks like a Quarab to me
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    08-26-2012, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by lilruffian    
Got a nice shoulder on her
Front legs look good, though in many of the photos she appears to stand under herself
High in the wither
Back isn't too long but nor is it short
I like the overall shape of her hindquarters
Hind legs give the impression that they would be correct were she standing squared up
All in all, a fairly nice mare ;) Looks like a Quarab to me
Since she does seem to be standing under herself a bit, could this be anything to worry about with eventing (mainly jumping)?
     
    08-27-2012, 08:13 AM
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Green Broke
She is a nice little package but will be limited for jumping. He shoulder is OK, but for anything over 3 feet, she needs the shoulder to lay back a bit more and the angle from Point of shoulder to elbow to be a bit steeper.

I assume the photos from March are before you worked her or got her in condition? They do her no favors. She appears to have a strong coupling but an over straight hind leg. A straight hind leg will limit the amount of power she has going over fences.

Would like to see some stills of her over fences. Her topline says she is capable of getting round over a fence, but she probably won't get her knees up well and may hang her front feet a bit.. and may be a bit straight looking behind on take off.

She looks adequate otherwise as a 2'6" or 3' horse.
     
    08-27-2012, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Elana    
she is a nice little package but will be limited for jumping. He shoulder is OK, but for anything over 3 feet, she needs the shoulder to lay back a bit more and the angle from Point of shoulder to elbow to be a bit steeper.

I assume the photos from March are before you worked her or got her in condition? They do her no favors. She appears to have a strong coupling but an over straight hind leg. A straight hind leg will limit the amount of power she has going over fences.

Would like to see some stills of her over fences. Her topline says she is capable of getting round over a fence, but she probably won't get her knees up well and may hang her front feet a bit.. and may be a bit straight looking behind on take off.

She looks adequate otherwise as a 2'6" or 3' horse.
I do not have any photos of her jumping. She has only started jumping (nothing over 18" yet). She definitely seems to have power. Her hindquarters is very strong, so I think that might help with the issue of the hind legs. When I looked at her today in person, she doesn't seem to have much leg conformation faults. I think a lot of it is the photos. She wasn't squared up by me in any of them. They're just random shots I found of her. She stands like a mess when she's relaxed and/or tired. I think the photos ruin her real appearance.

And yes, the photos from March are when she had little to no training. She wasn't worked for any of her life, so I think her muscles were just... weak and such.
     

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