Critique Cally, RPSI Mare

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    08-26-2014, 01:08 AM
Critique Cally, RPSI Mare

I apologize ahead of time for bad pictures in quality/angle etc as I was by myself & Cally doesn't have much in the way of patience... Like none. She should be on even ground, but she moved so much it was hard to make sure she was in "the spot" for them. I just snapped as many as possible >.> These were taken before the farrier came out, so yes, I know, the feet! And she's only 5 1/2 weeks since her last one D:

17yo Zweibrucker Mare, 16.2hh
Cally Zweibrucker
(if anyone knows anything about any of the horses in her bloodlines I'd love to hear it! Good, bad, anything! I only know Pik Bube)

I'm not the greatest at conformation unless it's a really obvious thing, so doing this critique as mostly information to myself. Things I see: toes in both front feet, upright pasterns, dip below the withers - see obvious things!
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    08-26-2014, 01:10 AM
If you click the pictures they'll show the larger original size
    08-26-2014, 09:28 AM
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Her body is nice. Shoulder is steep and this places her neck a bit far forward. Hind legs are a bit sickle hocked with some set to them. Upright hind pasterns. Correct from behind. Nice big hocks.

Her front legs are her biggest flaw. She is severely tied in at the knee. Her left front has various rotations starting at the foot which is toed in due to her cannon rotating in from the knee and set to the outside (bench knee). She has an old splint on the inside as a result. The knee seems turned in the opposite direction while the forearm is straight. She even appears to have some boney growth in her knee, probably from stress due to this conformation flaw. This cannot be fixed with corrective shoes and I would warn against corrective shoes since that would lame her. The opposite front leg appears to be bench knee'd as well and she has a ding to the front of her fetlock joint which looks like it is not interfering with anything. As you note, her toes are long. This is a horse who needs a trim and reset every 4 weeks.

Her body is very nice and I like her coupling. Her legs.. I really do not like her legs, especially her front legs.
    08-27-2014, 01:32 AM
Her legs are definitely her biggest downfall :/ I'm trying my best to keep them maintained/healthy so they won't give out on her in the next couple of years. She was supposed to be on a 5wk rotation this time around, but the farrier had to push it back a couple days which as you can see - doesn't work with her.

Thank you about the information on the corrective shoes! Right now she's just got shoes + full pads (no wedges etc just plain pads). She's been showing some lameness in her front right due to needing her coffin joint injections done again, but we were being cautious & checking for navicular as well just to be safe. The vet had mentioned a slight wedge etc if she shows slightly navicular but for the sake of her knees I won't do that to her. She's definitely having issues bending that left front as well. She's on annual hock + coffin bone injections as well as starting Prevacox last month. Poor old gal, I wanna keep her as mobile as possible for as long as possible.
    08-27-2014, 02:54 AM
I did not have the eye or the words to explain it, but her front legs were my concern, too. But, she is in good fit, and looks very sweet and well loved.
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    08-27-2014, 05:07 AM
I recognise Calypso as a jumper, a mare of mine also had Pikbube as a grandfather, and her sire was Donnerbube3 which is the line she inherited her appauling fron legs from.

Pikbube x Ninette was quite common, if I'm not mistaken and your mare's top lines are quite common in many horses I have looked in to in Germany.
    08-30-2014, 10:23 PM
Originally Posted by tinyliny    
I did not have the eye or the words to explain it, but her front legs were my concern, too. But, she is in good fit, and looks very sweet and well loved.
Well loved, definitely Bordering on very spoiled. Sweet? I'm sure many of my barn friends would argue with you on that LOL. She has her bratty moments, but I've never seen this mare be as loving (as she can be ha!) as she is with me.

Thank you DuffyDuck for the info on her bloodlines! That explains where those god awful legs came from. To think whoever owned her years ago (before the woman who gave her to me) had bred her Ew

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