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post #1 of 40 Old 11-14-2012, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Mare i might buy!

I am looking for a western pleasure/trail horse. I know this is a bad photo for a Critique, but what do you think? See any Giant flaws? I think she is beautiful. But have not seen her in person yet.

4yr old Pinto/Appaloosa mare 15.1 hands.

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post #2 of 40 Old 11-14-2012, 02:15 PM
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Really long back, and looks to have a fairly upright shoulder. She also appears to be downhill, but she could be on uneven ground.

She does appear to have nice, short pasterns, but I'm not crazy about that neck.

Not impressed, but if you try her and like her who am I to say no? Pretty is as pretty does.
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I would be interested to see her squared up because those pasterns look to be doing something really odd. Are they too parallel to the ground?
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post #4 of 40 Old 11-14-2012, 02:23 PM
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Her pasterns are nice and short, but yes, I'd want to see her standing squared because the angle on that front left concerns me.
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Good luck. :)
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I think she is pretty but I don't know anything about confirmation. :)
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post #7 of 40 Old 11-14-2012, 07:45 PM
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Why do you think she's beautiful? I think she's rather plain. One of the loooongest backs I've seen in a while and goose-rumped too. She might look a bit better, standing four-square on level ground.

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post #8 of 40 Old 11-14-2012, 08:00 PM
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How much? I would not pay a lot based on that photo....

Long backed, heavy headed.. might be bow legged behind...

But the photo is.. well.. awful.. does the horse no favors.
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post #9 of 40 Old 11-14-2012, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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I dont think she is thin, but i think some muscling up will do her well. She is just green broke. But a very quiet mare. Her only issue is loading in a trailer. I will ask for a few more photos of her.
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post #10 of 40 Old 11-14-2012, 10:25 PM
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I personally think this mare, even though it's hard to tell with the photo, looks like nothing but a conformational mess that will lead to trouble. I've had enough tendon problems to notice the long and curved pasterns, how long backed horses are the hardest to get collected. I would turn away and never look back, but that's just me.
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