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post #1 of 51 Old 02-22-2014, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Conformation of 4 year old draft x

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I am looking for some conformation critique on a 4 year old spotted draft x tbI am interested in. I am looking to do dressage with her. Do you think she will be suitable? Do you think she will grow more? I am concerned that she looks downhill. Thanks you everyone.
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post #2 of 51 Old 02-22-2014, 11:46 PM
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She has slightly less bone than id expect from a draft cross, and I do think she will grow. Whether she levels out or not I could not say. She has a lovely shoulder and good neck, slightly long back and weak hindquarters. All pretty typical of her type.

Overall, I like her and I think shed do a good job for what you want.
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post #3 of 51 Old 02-23-2014, 01:32 AM
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I pretty much agree with disastercupcake. She is a nice mare, a bit croup high right now. Has she just turned 4 this year? She should level out. She does have a lovely neck and shoulder. It would be nice to see a video of her moving!

From what I can see I think you would be happy with her. Dressage work also improves any horse. She looks well worth putting the time into.
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post #4 of 51 Old 02-23-2014, 02:38 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I am looking for some conformation critique on a 4 year old spotted draft x tbI am interested in. I am looking to do dressage with her. Do you think she will be suitable? Do you think she will grow more? I am concerned that she looks downhill. Thanks you everyone.
Evedently she´s a slow grower, hopefully the front will catch up with the back, can be the reason her hind quarters are so far back.

She´s pointing with the left fore, seems to be favoring the right, have that checked out.
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post #5 of 51 Old 02-23-2014, 05:06 AM
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I hate to say it, but that hind end will not help her at all in dressage. She will find it extremely hard to collect. If you want a dressage prospect, I would pass this horse by.
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post #6 of 51 Old 02-23-2014, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. I have a video but its not great. She is such a doll, this was her first time in a arena ever and first time ridden in 4 months. The goose bump rump did concern me and I was thinking maybe with the right work I could help her strengthen enough to get to 2nd level?

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post #7 of 51 Old 02-23-2014, 08:45 AM
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I just have to say on love her colour!! Very pretty mare.
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post #8 of 51 Old 02-23-2014, 09:25 AM
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I think she should make second level, I would not expect exceptional scores. While her hind end may fill out, the structure will not change. I think she will remain downhill.
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post #9 of 51 Old 02-23-2014, 10:49 AM
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She is cute but you will most likely be fighting her short neck, upright shoulder, weak croup and goose-rump. She takes more after the draft side, than the tb side, and she will have difficulty collecting her and engaging her back end. That said, a good mind is lovely to work with, and she may grow out of some of those traits slightly.... She looks like she will be a good sport.

And remember she is going to grey fully out, so don't let her current color sway you.
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post #10 of 51 Old 02-23-2014, 10:57 AM
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Honestly, I'm in the camp that thinks her front end will catch up with her hind end.

She sure is eyecatching with that pretty color <3
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