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    10-23-2012, 11:36 AM
Critique this filly

Supposed four year old filly. She is 13.3hh, a little thin, a lot of rain rot, loaded with worms and it will take a couple of trims to correct her hoof angles.

Would you guess small Quarter Horse/Quarter Pony for her breed, also???

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    10-23-2012, 12:18 PM
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Are you sure she's 4? Looks more like a gangly two year old to me.

High withers, low set neck (or maybe its just an illusion? Conditioning may help), rather long back, weak coupling, straight back/steep croup, long pasterns and cannons. She looks like she toes out significantly in the back or is sickle hocked, but she isnt really square so I'm not going to say that for certain.

As of right now, she just looks like a wormy backyard breeding case- but with some groceries, conditioning, worming, and time- she may look like a totally different horse. I do like her coloring and markings. I'd say that after some recooperating time she'd make a lovely trail or beginners horse. Whats her story?
    10-23-2012, 12:32 PM
I personally really like this little filly...I feel like she's a super diamond in the rough.
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    10-23-2012, 12:49 PM
Green Broke
Very upright shoulder
Neck needs muscle
Front legs look decent apart from her pasterns, which are long and have too much angle to them
Back is long and flat
Short angle from the point of croup to the croup
Slightly sickle-hocked in the back legs as well as cow-hocked but what she mostly needs is weight and muscling.
In those photos I agree that she only looks 2 or so
    10-28-2012, 10:49 AM
When I first saw her I thought she was a two year old as well but, not so much! Whats your guess?

The girls squeezed in a bath before the cold weather really sinks in

We took her and her pasture mate for a couple who could no longer afford the feed. We had taken a Mustang gelding that was out of their league to train, back in 2011. This spring they called and asked if we could take two of the mares because they couldn't afford four horses and now we have these last two as well. They are super sweet people who mean well, just cannot afford them. The horses have all come needed some professional farrier work and a de-worming. This filly looks like a classic case of a young horse who grew up with worms.

This was one of the mares we took this spring,

And a handful of weeks, a bath, a farrier visit and a de-worming later:

I think this filly will make someone a nice little trail horse. Maybe a youth 4-H horse. She is super sweet and quiet, we'll see how she starts to feel over the next few weeks.

    10-28-2012, 11:08 AM
Green Broke
I think she will fill out into a nice solid little horse for sure ;)
The black & white mare is gorgeous by the way! Good job!

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