How bad is it? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 38Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 34 Old 12-18-2012, 04:29 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,188
• Horses: 24
While it's true that she is no shining example of perfect confo, I see nothing about her that says she couldn't be a very nice riding partner for just about anything for many years to come.

Truthfully, I think the biggest problem you're likely to have will be saddle fitting with those withers being so big and sharp, but that may change as she gets into a little better condition.

Sure, she has her flaws, but I still think she's a beauty.
Eolith likes this.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 34 Old 12-18-2012, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,761
• Horses: 2
Thanks for all of the input everyone... I really appreciate it. I'm glad that most of you agree that she's not that bad to start with, and that she'll likely improve with more work and muscling.

If we do keep her (and it's looking pretty darn likely as of right now... I'm having trouble resisting her sweet charm) I'll be sure to post another photo this spring/summer once she's shed out into her summer coat and has been in work for a while. I think it will be interesting to see how much she improves!
Elana and BBBCrone like this.
Eolith is offline  
post #13 of 34 Old 12-18-2012, 06:51 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 191
• Horses: 0
Well, is the horse trailer hooked up yet?
Northernstar likes this.
Catpeedontherug is offline  
post #14 of 34 Old 12-18-2012, 06:53 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,425
• Horses: 2
I would LOVE to see a pic of her when she's fitted up and in a program! You better post some pics!!
GotaDunQH is offline  
post #15 of 34 Old 12-18-2012, 07:46 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NW Oregon
Posts: 2,352
• Horses: 0
More photos to come after she's shed out and has had some work??? Sounds like the decision has been made! Oh, goodie. : )

If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger
Dustbunny is online now  
post #16 of 34 Old 12-18-2012, 08:14 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,029
• Horses: 2
I am late to the party, but LOVE that big kind eye - I also think that she will look very nice come summer with the muscle back on... looking forward to those pics!
Have fun with her :)

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Nelson Mandela
Ace80908 is offline  
post #17 of 34 Old 12-18-2012, 08:16 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Posts: 990
• Horses: 7
Don’t worry too much about her confirmation. We get pretty spoiled these days with some pretty well bred horses to get a hold of but if I learned anything from a few of the old stockmen I worked with it was that if you know what you are doing with a horse and get a hold of one with a lot of guts and a good attitude it can outperform something with the best bloodlines and confirmation. That horse looks all right to me, slap her into shape and treat her right and she should work well.

Last edited by AnrewPL; 12-18-2012 at 08:17 PM. Reason: bad grammar
AnrewPL is offline  
post #18 of 34 Old 12-19-2012, 08:54 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: springfield mo
Posts: 46
• Horses: 0
I would start hill climbing with her and that butt will fill out some. As to the float, you know where that comes from. We have 3 kigers including Donner's half brother. All three of them have that "float" and his is electrifying to watch.
old97fan is offline  
post #19 of 34 Old 01-16-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,761
• Horses: 2
I couldn't resist giving an update: Being the softies we are, we're definitely keeping her. I have been doing daily ground work with her and as of next month she'll be headed off to be started under saddle by a professional.

She hasn't muscled up all that much yet, but I can definitely see improvement. I'm particularly happy with how well her hooves are starting to shape up now that we've been able to trim them a couple of times. You'll probably notice that I retrained her mane to lay on the right side -- I'm more used to it being on that side and now she can show off her BLM brand.

smrobs and csimkunas6 like this.
Eolith is offline  
post #20 of 34 Old 01-16-2013, 08:37 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 489
• Horses: 1
*Steals* I'm so glad you updated us, and we'll be expecting more updates in the future! Oooh, maybe you could start a journal dedicated to her progress in the Member's Journals section??
Eolith likes this.

Satin Reign aka "Misty"... my life, my love, my everything.
Misty'sGirl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome