She's beautiful! You had asked earlier if you were 'crazy' for wanting this horse, and I say, "No, you're compassionate!" In my own personal experience, which would make me a probable minority elsewhere, I don't place my love, care, affection or value on my mares if they're not perfect/can trail ride for miles/do dressage, etc.... (both of them were given to me, and are grand-daughters of world champions),But It's a privilege thatthese magnificent creatures evenallow us on their backs, and I enjoy every moment being with, bonding with, and simply basking in the pleasure of their company no matter what we're doing that day. Enjoy that lovely Mustang, and the best very of luck with her! :)
I wasn't sure, but I thought it might be better to update this thread rather than to start a whole new one. The mare that we took in has been doing very well. We're calling her Eva now. She's been started under saddle and we've gotten her all polished up. Her muscling has been improving, as has her coat condition (she's all shed out now too!!). There's still a little ways to go with her topline development I think.
Surprisingly, she won a 2nd place ribbon in a schooling show halter class (the class had 8-9 other horses). I found it so gratifying to know that someone else thinks that she isn't too terribly put together.
What do you see? What looks better? What could be improved with more work? What conformational faults are "here to stay"?