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post #1 of 10 Old 03-22-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Cheyenne's Conformation?

Hey guys! So I was looking at conformation stuff and it really made me wonder about Cheyenne.
What does her conformation look like to you?
She's 28 years old and she has a BIG need for speed. She barrel races, jumps, trails, WP, EP, all that sort of stuff.
I was told that she has the best conformation in the barn so I'm really wondering what they were looking at most when saying this. I know that her back legs angle a little bit from the hock down and I'm thinking that that's due to her age. (?)
If you guys could just point out some stuff that you notice about her and what these things would effect about her movements that would be awesome!
Thanks a lot!

For more pictures go to my barn.

Here are a couple videos of her as well:
I didn't have a whip with me when I filmed this first one so I know I'm letting her get away with some stuff sometimes, I don't normally do that. But anyway:

In this one I was chasing her around the arena because she had a lot of energy.

Thanks a lot!
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-22-2012, 04:13 PM
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That horse looks amazing for 28 years old!
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She's definitely sickle hooked but She looks incredible for 28 years old! Pretty girl

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post #4 of 10 Old 03-22-2012, 06:41 PM
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I agree with the above post, I thought she was 15 when I first saw her, she looks great!

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post #5 of 10 Old 03-22-2012, 07:29 PM
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She looks very good. Her sickle hockedness might be her trying to take weight off her front feet, though.
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looks like maybe a downhill build? her butt is a little high.
Could just be the picture though

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post #7 of 10 Old 03-22-2012, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot for the comments guys, we've been working hard to keep her in good shape :) the barn owner took care of feed and I took care of muscle and i'd say it worked pretty well haha

TheissyHunterJumper- is 'sickle hooked' the thing with her legs that I pointed out earlier? Thanks :)

Black Beauty 94- thank-you, lots of people think she's 8-16 years haha

Tinyliny- okay, that would make there anything I can do to help this sickle hook thing? Like stretches or anything like that?

Lexile- hm, never really looked, I got more pictures today so I'll get them up asap for you guys :)thanks!

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-22-2012, 11:16 PM
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Ok, I realized that I made a mistake. the horse stands like that when trying to take weight off the hind. I didn't mean to imply that Cheyenne is lame or anything. She looks really , really nice for her age, or just for any horse, for that matter. I did notice that her hind hooves are really low and under run at the heels.

My friend has a chestnut Qh who stands just like that and it turned out that the angle of his feet were causeing soreness in his legs, which really ended up making his back sore, too. So, for about a year they put very slight wedged pads on his back feet, and trimmed little by little to change the angle to give him some more hoof under the heel bulbs. I am sure I am not describing it very well. But, it improved his comfort quite a lot. He doesn't need the wedges now at all.
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-23-2012, 10:21 PM
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All i can say is WOW she looks great for being 28 years old if the age wasnt put in your post i would of guessed her to be 13 years old. Very nice looking mare my 25 five year old mare doesnt look that good.
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tinyliny- Thanks, that's good to know :)

spirit88- Haha thank-you, we're all very proud of her :)

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