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post #1 of 8 Old 07-13-2012, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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just out of interest, conformation and colour critique on my mare please :)

here is my recently aquired 3/4 arabian, 1/4 riding pony mare. just out of interest, if anyone has any comments of critique on her colour/conformation, i would be very interested.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-13-2012, 01:06 PM
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Nice Buckskin filly/mare. Neck is set a bit low and is a bit ewe like. Coupling in long and a bit weak. Peak of croup set too far back and croup is a little steep. she is built down hill. Angle at point of shoulder is nice and open. Nice bone and nice hind leg. Pretty head.

She will be difficult to get working off her hind quarters and will benefit from work over caveletti and work to get her using her abdomine to raise her back.. using her full ring of muscles will be a huge benefit.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-13-2012, 02:27 PM
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Pretty, attractive head, I like it. Maybe a bit on the long side, but she's got some neat, cute arab ears. Needs a lot of work on her topline and hindquarters, that is why her neck appears to dip, and this should improve it.

She is bum high, and paired with that headset, it might be hard to get her to collect, het under herself, and work off her hindquarters.

Nice hind legs, not too posty or upright, and she doesn't appear sickle hocked.

She doesn't have a whole lot of muscle, probably a bit out of shape,and with some muscle conditioning, improving her topline, and making her use her hindquarters, she will look so much better.

I would call her a brown based buckskin, with countershading that's trying to mimic dun factors.
I've seen it on a pure arab before, he had a dorsal stripe, leg barring, and shoulder smudging, but he was sooty bay.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-13-2012, 02:31 PM
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BUtt high, built down hill. Long back, shorter steeper croup. Slightly ewe necked and neck ties in low at shoulder. She has a nice head and legs, and dressage work could really benefit her with building up muscle and help with the ewe neck.

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-13-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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ok, thanks everyone. yeah, she is a bit out of shape, she hasnt been ridden for a while.

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-13-2012, 06:57 PM
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I really don't think she is ewe necked at all. My gelding has a slightly dippy, flat neck, and it's for the same reason, a poor topline. an ewe neck is an underlying conformational flaw; it is structural. This horse doesn't have a ewe neck, she is undermuscled.

Conditioning will make a world of difference :)
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-13-2012, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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no, she isnt ewe necked. we had a mini who was very ewe necked, she doesnt have one. and yeah, she is undermuscled. thanks :)

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-16-2012, 12:02 PM
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oops, I meant to say it isn't conformational, but you got the idea.

She is very pretty, post pics in a few months to compare:)
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