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post #1 of 20 Old 11-17-2012, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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curious about the critique

When I moved into my place, I found this cute lil mare had been abandoned here. She was the most obese starving horse ever.
She had foundered, feets were a mess, and she was HUGE.
Turns out this lil mare has had some very nice training her short life of about 8 yrs. We ride everywhere together and has become the best horse I've ever had.

I'm curious though~ do you see any red flags with her conformation? We're only trail riders. No competition or fancy stuff.

(the last pic is the day I found her...fatty!)
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post #2 of 20 Old 11-17-2012, 08:06 PM
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Wow!! I'm surprised she was just left.. She is a good looking mare! Really sturdy looking.
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post #3 of 20 Old 11-17-2012, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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I know, right? The only thing I know about the previous owner was she was a drinker and always scraping for money.
This lil mare is solid in the head and in body. Well, mostly~ still working on the feet.
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post #4 of 20 Old 11-17-2012, 08:14 PM
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Not really great confo judging pictures. But boy is she a pretty gir!

Some people are just disgusting.
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post #5 of 20 Old 11-17-2012, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!
I wish I could see her face while riding because it's so darned cute...is that weird? Lol.

I know little about pasterns and shoulders and legs...anybody have a good eye for this?
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post #6 of 20 Old 11-18-2012, 12:31 AM
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I apologize that i'm not any help with actual conformation critique but.....
I like this little mare! Beautiful expression and a kind eye.

What did you name her??

Life seems mighty precious, when there's less of it to waste.
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I think you really lucked out with this mare.
Her previous owner's loss.
She looks nicely put together, is really good looking with gorgeous coloring, and I love that face.
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post #8 of 20 Old 11-18-2012, 01:26 AM
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you just can't say any more than that she is pretty , judgeing from those photos. Take some time and do proper critique ones. We'll still say she's pretty, but in bigger, more interesting terms!
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you just can't say any more than that she is pretty , judgeing from those photos. Take some time and do proper critique ones. We'll still say she's pretty, but in bigger, more interesting terms!
Agreed - though I will say the one thing that does seem consistent throughout these photos is that she appears a bit bum high - the degree does shift a bit from one picture to the next, but it is there in all of them (though even that could be the angle of the photos).
We'd love to see more of her anyway, so why not have a little photo shoot with her and get some really nice confo shots
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post #10 of 20 Old 11-18-2012, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Wow! Thanks everyone!

I will take your advice and get her on a photo shoot...as soon as it's not pouring and/or snowing.
Maybe on our ride today.
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