This is my mare, Lawrita. Before I'm done with her(as in, retiring her), I want to do, well, EVERYTHING with her; from western pleasure to at least schooling 2nd level dressage. My ultimate goal would be to successfully complete a novice 3 day event with her, without killing/maiming myself or her.
So, what do you all think? Will she excel at anything in particular or do her short, upright pasterns spell arthritis if she undergoes a heavy work load? Am I expecting too much out of a mare not physically capable?
Thank you all in advance for your expertise! Oh, and these pictures are pretty shoddy, because A: Lawrita's legs look like sasquatch(hairy!), and B: she's not standing very square and her front legs look wonky. If these don't work, I can take more and I'll dig my showmanship pictures from the summer out of the innermost depths of the computer for a good side view.