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post #1 of 6 Old 08-15-2012, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Critique 2yr old QH filly

This is the 2yr old I am currently training. Her owner wants her to do barrels (i dont think shes going to be good at it, but i hate mares so I am biased). There are a few things that stand out to me, but I wanted to get more opinions. sorry the one pic is blurry, its hard to take confo pics by yourself. The rear pic is the best that I could get. We had a CTJM earlier about her turning her bum to me so she kept trying to face me.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-16-2012, 02:32 AM
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She looks very nice.

She has a pretty short back,
her neck is long, nice, and thin,
I feel like her pasterns are a little long,
her back legs seemed cow hocked,
I can't really tell, but it seems like she may be splayed in her front feet. Can't tell for sure though.

Shes a cutie for sure!

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Her pasterns are a little long on her front legs. She has good back, Up hill build, Love her angle in her hind legs(shows she has power and would do well in any riding style) I would worry about her feet. The toe is long and curved and her heals are very low. I would get a farrier and have her hind feet worked on. Like most of my trainers told me is the horse starts from the ground up. meaning if there is a major problem with the feet then there will be a problem with the horse(not saying she will) Hope this helps
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Thanks fir your replies. Yes the farrier is overdue by about 3 weeks. Her owner knows she needs it. I pulled her shoes off and am not riding her until he has her feet done. My farrier is coming Tuesday but if I have her trim her im not sure he wont try that again in the future lol.
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Honestly I think she might do barrels if she has the mind for it. She is a pretty nice little horse with a nice short back and a pretty powerful hind quarter. Her feet need trimming as you note.. and if the owner cannot afford the farrier to come and reset/re-shoe as often as she needs that is going to set back her training a lot. Just sayin'

Getting into specifics, she has a nicely set neck and her shoulder is correct. she has a nicely open point of shoulder and her knees and hocks are nice and low. Back is short and she has a good top line. She is a bit down hill and I would like more bone below the knee.. but she is adequate considering her over all build. She fits together and is a really nice horse.

Don't hate her for being a mare. Most of the horses I broke and trained were mares. Their variable nature can teach you a LOT as a trainer.. make you a better trainer.. and out on the trail they do not miss a thing.

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Shes definitely different. I've owned and trained about 30 geldings, she is only my seconds mare. Shes so much more alert and sensitive than most of the others. I'm trying not to let the feet get in the way of training. She has alot of groundwork holes that we are working on in the meantime. Her front legs are tiny, as her feet. 00 shoe. Im taking it slow in hopes her little legs can develop and hold up to the pressure.
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