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    01-14-2012, 01:45 PM
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Critique My Pony Mare

Hi! This is Stardust! I rescued her 8 years ago, when she was 4 years old! If you did the math right, she's now about 12 years old and is a little less than 9hh, and in these pics (from this summer) were taken 3-4 months after she had her filly (Misty).
Please critique her conformation! I already show her in driving, but I would like to start showing pony halter and showmanship with her! How do you think she'd do? I would just show in a few local shows.







Thank you!
     
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    01-14-2012, 03:11 PM
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I would say she is a little bum high, toed out in her back feet, and a little calf kneed. She is a very pretty mare, with a nice kind face.
     
    01-14-2012, 03:30 PM
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I see afew faults, and also you will have to get someone to show you how to groom her with electric clippers, I noticed you used sissors on the feltlocks.
Also ask your Farrier about ringbone, it is hard to tell in your pictures, but she sure looks like she could have it on all four.
Showmanship is judged on you not the pony, so you might do better in that class with the pony.
But if you get her all groomed for the Halter class, then give it afew tries and see what she is up against.
Good Luck
     
    01-14-2012, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by hillside farm    
I see afew faults, and also you will have to get someone to show you how to groom her with electric clippers, I noticed you used sissors on the feltlocks.
Also ask your Farrier about ringbone, it is hard to tell in your pictures, but she sure looks like she could have it on all four.
Showmanship is judged on you not the pony, so you might do better in that class with the pony.
But if you get her all groomed for the Halter class, then give it afew tries and see what she is up against.
Good Luck
Okay thanks! Yeah, at the moment, the only clippers I own are huge one for showing steers, that *probably* wouldnt work on her feet or bridle path. I'll look for one, and hopefully buy some though before our next show and have someone teach me how to! Thanks!
And ringbone? I guess I never thought/noticed it looked like she had it. I used to have a pony who had ringbone a while back. My vet never thought Star had it, though. & I've never noticed it, but I'll look into it for sure. It could just look like that because I didn't trim the fur around her coronet, but better to be safe than sorry! Thanks for noticing!!
     
    01-14-2012, 09:38 PM
  #5
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Have your farrier check the next time you have her feet trimmed, from the pictures it looks like something going on with the coronary bands on all four feet, (lower ringbone) she also looks like she is up on her toes in the front, or to much heel look at the picture of the side view (muddy) and then look at her back feet, something is wrong there, might be just unbalanced.
     
    01-15-2012, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by hillside farm    
Have your farrier check the next time you have her feet trimmed, from the pictures it looks like something going on with the coronary bands on all four feet, (lower ringbone) she also looks like she is up on her toes in the front, or to much heel look at the picture of the side view (muddy) and then look at her back feet, something is wrong there, might be just unbalanced.
Ohh I think I see it...
I'm a little scared. Ty (a pony I used to have) only had it in his front feet, so I guess I never really knew what to look for in the hind feet.
Definitely getting the farrier out soon - I'm a worried now. Ty was a mainly a pasture pony, ridden by my little siblings when they wanted (rarely), so it didn't really do anything to him, we just gave him senior/arthritis supplements (even though he was like 10 years old at the time) to keep it from hurting him.
Will it make her lame? I so hope not. My poor girl. :(
     
    01-15-2012, 11:33 PM
  #7
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Don't worry until your farrier checks her out, it may be nothing at all, could be just the way she is standing in the picture.
Be sure your farrier has her balanced when he trims her.
Good Luck at the Shows.
     

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