Critique and thoughts

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Conformation Critique

Critique and thoughts

This is a discussion on Critique and thoughts within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

    Like Tree1Likes

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-14-2012, 03:04 AM
    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)

    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg IMG_1487.jpg (68.9 KB, 182 views)
    File Type: jpg IMG_1402.jpg (68.3 KB, 177 views)
    File Type: jpg IMG_1434.jpg (99.7 KB, 179 views)
    Sponsored Links
        04-14-2012, 03:15 AM
    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!
    iloverains likes this.
        04-14-2012, 03:19 AM
    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!
        04-14-2012, 03:22 AM
    O.O must be the picture then!
        04-14-2012, 04:04 AM
    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
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg P1270726.jpg (56.5 KB, 175 views)
        04-14-2012, 10:49 AM
    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!
        04-14-2012, 10:50 AM
    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.
        04-14-2012, 11:20 AM
    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.
        04-14-2012, 11:55 AM
    I don't see a long back either.

    Super Nova
        04-14-2012, 09:29 PM
    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 (:

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Any thoughts on this bit? spookychick13 Horse Tack and Equipment 3 04-30-2011 11:41 AM
    Give me your thoughts! OTTB. (UPDATED PICTURES!) critique! gotxhorses Horse Riding Critique 16 08-27-2010 06:16 PM
    Any thoughts? barrelracer7335 Barrel Racing 4 08-18-2010 12:33 PM
    Having second thoughts :o( starlinestables Barn Maintenance 6 02-05-2010 10:13 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0