Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel
How old is she?
Sorry just saw this thread. Going to comment on muscle and weight. She seems at a good weight, but I'd like to see her with a little more muscle along her topline and you can always improve her hind end too.
I think she's at a good weight and looks reasonably fit.
As for conformation, I'm not good at it but I'll give it a shot.
She's standing a little base narrow from behind, she seems to be a touch butt high, front shot isn't straight on nor square but she looks good, nothing wrong that I can see. Toed out behind (often seen on horses and considered normal) I really like her hind end and she's got nice pastern angles (in my eyes) as far as I can tell.
She's a nice stocky build but I don't like the under muscling under her neck.
Overall I like her, she would look better with some more conditioning and depending on her age she may fill out some more.
Please don't take my critique seriously, I'm still learning and thought I would give it a go.
As for your questions, find a grain that focuses more on covering all bases when it comes to vitamins (and minerals) that a horse needs in their diet. She's at a nice weight with just the hay but there could be holes in her diet that need filling. I believe just continuing to condition her carefully will make her even more attractive :)
She just turned seven a few months back.
Ok, thanks anyway! I appreciate all comments.
She has a mineral block right now, plus the wheat germ oil I'm getting, plus the performance type grain (has weight and energy) so hopefully it'll cover most of the vitamins she's lacking.
Someone said she'd look better with 50/100lbs, and that she was a bit "pointy".
Originally Posted by SpiritLifter
I'm looking at a horse that has the same kind of "scooping" where the saddle goes. I'm wondering if there are any issues there or if that is correct conformation?? Is is just because the withers are a little high??
I think its just her conformation; she's has pretty steep withers. I'll try and find a picture of when I first got her so you can compare; it is filling in. Lol.