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post #1 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my horse please :)

I hope these shots work out ok, if not I'll go and take some more this afternoon and hopefully someone can hold her for me.

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15-years-old
Quarter Horse
Mare
Got her a year ago, she was overweight when I got her
I just use her for trail riding

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Left side


Standing a little funny


Right side, standing a little funny here too


Front


Back


Thanks :)


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Athena:15y Palomino QH
& Shirley's Brittney:8y Bay OTTB

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 01:58 PM
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sweet face, nice color. her back makes me wonder though. was she used as a broodmare or started really young? she looks posty in back (straight up and down rear legs/joints) and her front feet seem odd to me. does she pull herself along or does she push from behind? i ask that because her shoulder seems to be more well developed than her hind end.

i am by no means any expert on any of this so please take my comment with a grain of salt. :)
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post #3 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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She defiantly just kind of pulls herself along.
I know she's never had a foal but I'm guessing she was started really young.
Three people before me were the people who trained her and they used to show her, but that's about all I know of her past.

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post #4 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 02:21 PM
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I worry about her back also. Very long and sway back. I am also no expert. Waiting to see what others say.

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post #5 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 02:28 PM
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She looks like she might have a back issue; I can't remember what its called but I know someone with a Haflinger has it and it looks a lot like the above. I'll ask her tonight what it is. :) Might be something to ask your vet about... when I get the name of it. Lol.

I like her shoulder though; she really looks like a nice mare besides the back.

Pretty level back, looks like she's standing extremely wide in the hind (can't remember what its called :/ )

I just started learning about conformation as well so anyone more experienced feel free to correct me!

It's something you need almost like air or water. ♥
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post #6 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 02:35 PM
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Swayback—technically called lordosis

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Is there anything I need to do about it? Maybe less riding, right now I ride her just about every day for only 30min at the most and it's usually just at a walk.

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Should also add that I hardly ever put a saddle on her, we usually just go bareback.

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post #9 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 02:42 PM
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I would just google it to see what is recommended for it. Bareback is probably good. Seems to fit a saddle may be kinda hard.

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-18-2012, 03:35 PM
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Swayback—technically called lordosis
Oh, yup! Lol. Around here 'swayback' means the rider is too heavy, or was backed too young. No one ever considers there may be a different reason.

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Is there anything I need to do about it? Maybe less riding, right now I ride her just about every day for only 30min at the most and it's usually just at a walk.
This is a really good article about lordosis.

The Truth about Horse Swaybacks
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