Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Intermountain West, USA
Critique my three-year old?
I have a QH mare who is two years and nine months.
My biggest concern has been how her hindquarters seem to be higher than her withers. Is it just perspective or are they really? If so, is that going to cause problems?
She was born on December first in an open pasture, so the tips of her ears literally got frozen off , which is the reason for her rounded ears :P.
Does she look good for jumping potential? Just wondering 'cause she has a habit of jumping the fence (and yes, I mean those 4-foot panels in the picture) so she has gotten her legs scratched up many times, usually just small scratches, but once or twice she's limped for a few days.
How common is that spike-shaped marking on her hind leg and how would you describe it? I've never really thought much about it, but when I was creating her page one here I couldn't find an option to describe it properly.
And any comments about her weight? She has her whole life been kept on pasture grass and grass hay, and occasionally alfalfa/alfalfa mixes. I have very rarely given her any supplements, even grain; mostly because she takes after her dam who was VERY overweight just being kept on alfalfa and grass. I've been careful not to let her fall down that path.
She is starting to get her winter coat in these pictures, so there are a few rugged patches here and there.