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post #1 of 7 Old 07-29-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Squiggy again!

I got a few new pictures this morning. This is her peak in condition for this year as I am getting knee surgery tomorrow morning and will not be able to ride for a while.

Please comment on her confo, muscling and condition! Thanksies!

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-30-2012, 03:00 AM
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She is looking so much better!

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-30-2012, 07:37 PM
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She has a good shoulder
Nice neck set, though it appears long
Nice, clean front legs
Back is long
Maybe a touch bumhigh
Sharp slope to her croup but otherwise i like her hindquarters
Back legs look ever-so-slightly sickled but nothing serious

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The only thing I dislike about her is the long back and thick set neck. The length of her neck is fine, all the rest I do like about her, except, sorry, she has a larger head for a mare. She doesn't look feminine at all.
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Same disclaimer as always, I'm no expert... lol.

Conditioning-wise, she looks really nice. She doesn't have bulging excess muscle, but she's definitely toned. Overall, nice, fit, and healthy.
I don't really like small heads, I'm not a fan of the doll heads in qh's, so although her head isn't feminine, I don't find it too course or refined. It's a nice medium to me. Personal opinion. ;)
She is, essentially, what I call "the working quarter horse"- my favorite type of qh! She has a lovely, well-sloped, open shoulder, with nice straight legs, consisting of short (well-sloped) pasterns and cannon bones and good bone. She seems to be back at the knee.
Her back legs look a bit sickle hocked, with nice short canons and average to low-set hocks, a nice deep girth, a pretty flat wither, a long back and a nice big QH hip. She is a bit downhill but I would not count that as a flaw at all.
Overall, I find her quite lovely! She looks like she can get the job done and well.
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-30-2012, 08:39 PM
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I don't think Squiggy has a thick neck. She just doesnt' have a very big shoulder. But, overall, I like her conformation. She is very smooth muscled. I like her front legs especially, and her hock looks good.
I guess I just like Squiggy. plain and simple.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-03-2012, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah... she's isn't very girlie looking. :P

Tiny hit the nail on the head with the small shoulder thing. I have to make my breastcollar quite small to fit her.

When I first ended up with her, she looked SO ugly conformation wise, but a couple years of corrective trimming on her front feet helped a lot with her (now almost unnoticable) toeing out problem.

She stands just under 16hh right now, and is a very strong and fast girl. I have no complaints about how she grew up. She might have some quirks undersaddle, but she's only 4, so we got time.

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