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post #1 of 12 Old 10-22-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Bella, Clydie X

Bella is a 5yo Clydie X Qh

We bought her at auction as a project horse, she was advertised as being taught to lead, tie and the general things (catch float trim)

It was slightly impulsive! We didn't look at her before the bidding and she was going to be sold for dog food so we bought her.

Little did we know that she is unhandled, very curious and sweet natured but lucky to have seen 5 people in her life before auction.

She has been home for 5 days and on day 1 you couldn't get near her etc now after having spent some time with her for 4 days she will come up for hay, and let me touch her muzzle.

What do we think about her conformation? Anything stick out in regards to what would be her strength or not a good idea?

Before people get upset over a younger person having this horse i do have experience!

I have broken a ClydieXQH to saddle before (She was handled)
I have retrained my OTSB from bag of bones into a good show horse.

I have done some halter breaking with weanlings and with mini's before.

The man who transported her home and put a halter on her (in a horse crush) has offered his help if need be. (Very experienced)

So what do you think of Bella?

Thanks in advance :)
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-22-2012, 11:48 PM
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First, bless you for bringing her home.

She is quite nicely put together. I see no majors conformation flaws. She is rather mutton-withered, so may have trouble fitting her w/a saddle down the line, but she looks sturdy and up to any job.

You found yourself a nice project! Take your time and be careful in handling her, even though you have experience. Don't get hurt and don't rush
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post #3 of 12 Old 10-23-2012, 01:47 AM
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awwww cute! I love clyde crosses, I'm a fan of a big bum and a strong shoulder, but other than that I know nothing of conformation

Being an auction horse though, you may want to get her pregnancy tested when it is possible.. You know the story of auction horses "oh no, no way could she be pregnant" ... few months later oh look pretty baby.

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Thanks Guys at the moment it isn't possible to have her preg tested because you can get that close to her! -- Oops didnt read it right, when it is possible i think it's likely we will!

She is very nice natured but I am and will take it slow, i have all the time really. :)

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She's a beautiful little girl, and she looks nicely put together. With some muscle and work, I think she'll make an amazing multi-purpose horse.

As for the preg test - it could be a good idea in the future. I know a woman who bought two 'brumbies' sight unseen to be broken to harness. Turns out they were Clydesdale x QH's, and both popped out foals around 5 months later.
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She's a beautiful little girl, and she looks nicely put together. With some muscle and work, I think she'll make an amazing multi-purpose horse.

As for the preg test - it could be a good idea in the future. I know a woman who bought two 'brumbies' sight unseen to be broken to harness. Turns out they were Clydesdale x QH's, and both popped out foals around 5 months later.

Eeek, i hope she isn't pregnant. But knowing that she came with another 20 odd including colts and stallions im hoping they were seperate but..

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I really like the look of her, shes so cute and innocent looking.

I second the going slowly with her even though your experienced... I have my fair share of experience but last night my mums horse reared up on the lead and struck out at my head, i had my helmet on and i managed to move but she come crashing down onto my foot, which is now broken in two places atleast.. woopee.

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I really like the look of her, shes so cute and innocent looking.

I second the going slowly with her even though your experienced... I have my fair share of experience but last night my mums horse reared up on the lead and struck out at my head, i had my helmet on and i managed to move but she come crashing down onto my foot, which is now broken in two places atleast.. woopee.

Ouch, hope it isn't too painful! Speedy recovery..
no speed here :P

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I like her alot! She seems nicely put together. GOOD for you fro keeping her from the meat man. I'll second slow and easy with her lol. Congrats on a pretty girl. I'll also 3rd the pregnancy test heheheh

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She's beautiful, let me run her nose today and touch the nose and of her halter. Then stood behind me while a 2m brown snake slithered in front of us. Scary moment!
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