How's her Conformation?

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How's her Conformation?

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    01-04-2013, 11:17 PM
How's her Conformation?

I can't see any glaring faults, but I've never been very good at conformation, so I thought I'd ask some people who knew better than I. I was told she was a Florida Cracker horse, but this was from an unreliable source of information. She certainly doesn't look like a cracker horse to me, but I've only had one to compare her to. She looks like a quarter horse, in my opinion. What do you guys think?
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    01-04-2013, 11:22 PM
How old is she? It is really unfair to the horse to ask for a confo critique until they're done growing. Anything that looks like a fault at this stage may be something she'll grow out of by the time she's done.
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    01-04-2013, 11:23 PM
First off, howdy and welcome to the forum .

It's so hard to judge accurately on a weanling because they can go through some really wonky growth stages LOL.

What I can see is that it appears her head is rather large or her neck is really skinny...maybe both are true and make each other look even worse LOL.

Other than that, I really don't see much of anything wrong with her. Of course, she's drastically downhill right now, but she'll grow so I have no idea how much she'll even out.

Her legs, for the most part, look straight and strong with good angles. She's standing camped under pretty bad right there, but it's only one picture so I won't call it a fault yet. I can't see her front hooves so I can't judge them.

Did they try to roach her mane or has she just not grown one yet?
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    01-04-2013, 11:25 PM
Sorry about that. I meant to state her age while writing the thread, but I forgot somewhere along the way. I was told she's eight months old. I know baby conformation is kind of a sketchy thing, but I thought I'd get some feedback anyway. Thanks.

Edit: I think her head looks bigger because she's facing me. She always looks like she has a small head in person. Her neck is skinny though. I agree on the downhill part, and I'm hoping she evens out later. And she came to me w/ her mane all hacked up. I will never understand why people don't condition and brush out knots instead of just cutting them out. I roached her mane so it'd grow out even.

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