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post #1 of 21 Old 04-14-2012, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Critique and thoughts

Hello (:

My mare, Mim - 7 years - unknown breed (what does she look like to you?)

Could you please critique her confo for eventing, and if she looks like she'll be any good? !

Or any horses that she looks like. (Eventers/SJ's)

Thanks!!
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-14-2012, 03:15 AM
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Oh my goodness what a lovely creature! Her neck and back seem to be short, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. She looks to be tied in behind the knee with long pasterns. Some of these things I see could just be the picture because she is not really squared up. I love love love her tho!
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post #3 of 21 Old 04-14-2012, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks!! And that's funny - her pasterns are actually quite normal length but very upright /: which is her worst feature!! Haha (:

Her back and neck are (i think) rather long... she has super long legs that put her all out of dimension.

I'll get a photo of me riding her, or next to her haha!
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O.O must be the picture then!

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Shocking photo - and when I first got her (under weight and muscle)

But you can see how long her leg is.

I'm about 160cm/5'1
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post #6 of 21 Old 04-14-2012, 10:49 AM
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GORGEOUS!!! What do you feed her? She's so sleek and shiny, like a seal!
She does have legs up to her eyeballs. Look at the length of her cannons, whoa. Agree the pasterns are a tad upright but not awful. I think her back is perfect, not long at all but short and compact with excellent loin connection, very strong topline. Love her neck tie in, very long gaskins that need more muscle (hill work, backing, trot poles) which will help her jumping base. Hip might be a tad short and steeper croup. Deep heartgirth, good wither placement and shoulder looks nice and open. I think her hind end will need the most work. She certainly looks like she has the confo to do eventing. Love to see some vids of her movement!
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forgot to mention she has a perfect throatlatch (flexion at poll should be no problem) beautiful feminine head and nice neck shape.
I would actually say this mare is breeding quality. Not that you asked but thought I'd just throw it in there.
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I thought I'd add in that I don't think her back is long at all either. It looks just about right to me. Overall a very pretty mare.
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I don't see a long back either.

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post #10 of 21 Old 04-14-2012, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Wow - thanks heaps guys!! I think I'm used to my short backed pony and Arab - then looking at her she looks... well, long :P but thanks for pointing that out! I can see it now.

Chopsticks -
I feed her 4L of Chaff (either Oaten, lucerne mix or just lucerne) 2L of Pony pellets, 2L of Barley Flakes, Sunflower seeds(makes her coat shinny) some Vit and Mineral mix. Some Chopped fresh Garlic and some Apple Cider Vinegar!
That twice daily and then almost unlimited hay (but no grass ): I get her out for about a hour when I'm not working and let her eat the grass, but unfortunately there is no grass in the paddocks.

She has had one foal, but it wasn't hers, she was carrying a 4* eventers foal, and the foal was all healthy and she raised it perfectly (from her previous owner) If she is a good eventer - I might breed her (:

Not a fan of her movement - she can stretch out and I think it's because she is lazy, but she has a really short choppy trot /: nice canter though! And yep, working on those trot poles! She's a quick learner too (:
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