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post #1 of 18 Old 03-05-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my mares conformation please?

Jazz is 14.1 at the moment. Approximately 4 years old. Please pardon the winter coat and dreary pictures. I hope the mud on her hooves doesn't throw anyone off either. Id like to know what you guys think I should do with her in the long run, as well as pointing out any conformation faults or good points. Also, if you have any idea what breed(s) she might be, that'll earn you major brownie points.









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post #2 of 18 Old 03-05-2012, 09:23 PM
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Well, my first inclinination is that she is all or part Morgan. She is very narrow in the chest, so might have some Arab in her.
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post #3 of 18 Old 03-05-2012, 09:26 PM
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I'm horrible with conformation, but she looks excellent to me. And I agree with the above. There is definetly Arab in there somewhere.
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post #4 of 18 Old 03-05-2012, 09:36 PM
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I see a good using horse (as in, she could do just about anything you ask her to).

She's a tiny bit over at the knee and a wee bit tied in behind the knee, but nothing major. She's got decent bone on her, which I like. Her shoulder looks a little upright. Her back is a good length. Her neck might be a little on the short side, but nothing extreme. Not entirely sure about her hocks. The angles are good, but in the second pic they look a little high, whereas in the first pic they look nice and low. Her hind legs look good from the back, with just the right amount of toeing out to allow freedom of movement (if they are too straight, it restricts the way the hip rotates and causes issues with the way they move).

I agree with the others. The first thing I thought when I saw her was morgan. Maybe a little arab, but mostly morgan.

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Morgans are that small? I've always thought she had Arab in her for her short back, semi-dished face, and the fiery temperament. I also thought about Paso Fino (she has a funky fast gait sometimes) and Mustang...because every picture I've ever seen of an Arab x Mustang looks exactly like her. I also thought Morgan at first...maybe I'm overthinking it. She also looks as if her hip is higher than her withers. Thanks so much for everyones opinions. Also, the pasture isn't even.

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Straight from the AMHA website (look down to number 13 for size and number 1 for head type): http://www.morganhorse.com/abohttp:/.../morgan_ideal/

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Straight from the AMHA website (look down to number 13 for size and number 1 for head type): http://www.morganhorse.com/abohttp:/.../morgan_ideal/
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post #8 of 18 Old 03-07-2012, 01:38 PM
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Well, I like her! She is down hill, but it doesn't detract. Without being present, hinds are always hard to evaluate "for real", but in the picture her hind end doesn't look text book "ideal" straight, but not cow hocked either....so I will go with...it is fine. :)

Breed, it would be hard to substantiat a guess. I would guess she has some sort of cob in her background.

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post #9 of 18 Old 03-07-2012, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I love her to death :) she's great no matter what we do. 6 months ago she was completely untrained and now she's one of the best in the barn :)
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I think she looks to be younger than 4. We thought Hunter was about 7 months older than he actually is (turning 4 in April) and he looked like that over a year ago (narrow in chest, very leggy). I don't even think that she is 3 yet. She is a cutie pie though.
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