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post #1 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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critique my new paint please :)

this is dixie. 15.2-3hh 10 year old mare. "frosted fairy flakes" is her registered name. Take into consideration that a few of her pictures are on very hilly land. She is actually quite level. [withers about even with the top of her butt]. These pictures are not the greatest. I pick her up on september 1st so I will update with better pictures once I get her. Just interested to see what yall think of her. For what I paid, and her temperament..she is very calm and well mannered. Best ground manners I have ever seen on a horse. I think I got a great deal. I only paid $550.00 for her... she is just going to be my trail mare. So no fancy showing or anything.
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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heres a couple more.. not like theyre much better. But figured the more the merrier
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post #3 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 07:53 AM
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can't tell much from the pictures to get a good conformation critique.

But I really really like her! She looks overall like a nice mare. I think you got a steal!
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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thank you. When I pick her up, ill try to update with better pictures.
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 11:26 AM
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Love her, she looks adorable :)

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post #6 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 11:30 AM
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Nice mare & a great price! Have fun w/her.
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 12:30 PM
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She stands close behind and is camped under.. a bit sickle hocked... her hind toes seem to point straight forward which is incorrect. You want the hind toes to point out a bit which allows the hind leg to work like a spring to drive the horse forward. The hind leg is actually designed like a spiral so the hind toes should point out a bit. Toes forward usually indicate bowed hind legs. She is built downhill. She has a nice long hip and is very Quarterhorse is type.

She has a nice shoulder, but her humerus lays a bit flat which restricts her movement. You can see this in the trotting picture.

She has a lovely neck and head and very very pretty markings! Enjoy her!

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post #8 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 12:35 PM
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Love that name She is a nice mare,looks like you got a great buy!!!
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post #9 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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thank you very much for the critique. I do not think she is down hill though.. those may be the pictures because she is quite level in person. I will just have to get better pictures when I pick her up. I appreciate the time and honesty everyone.
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 11:28 PM
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I think she is very pretty. Love her markings.
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