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post #31 of 50 Old 03-03-2014, 11:37 AM
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so here we go. Detailed Critique of this horse.

Starting with her shoulder. The shoulder lays back nicely and the low angle of the humerus (point of shoulder to elbow) will likely not impact her front end reach as much as a steep shoulder. She may have pretty nice action in front. Her back is swayed with a dip behind the withers. This is a genetic flaw and is often seen exacerbated in the Saddle Horse breed where there are lines that actually produce severe sway back.

Her swayed back transitions into a long coupling that follows the sway to the Peak of croup that is set too far back and is somewhat pronounced likely due to the long coupling and sway back. Her croup drops off a bit steeply.

Her hind leg is over straight and may tend toward sickle hocks.. but mostly it lacks power and correct angulation. This is due to the stifle being too far to the rear causing the distance from point of buttock to stifle to be too short. This in turn places the hock in the incorrect location and the angles behind are all over straight.

She is also a bit back at the knee. Her left front foot may be a bit clubbed.. but that needs to be seen in person to be determined. Her neck is a bit thick and coarse as is her head.

And that is why she should not be bred IMO. Save your money and buy a foal. Plenty to be had and some are from much better conformed parents.
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post #32 of 50 Old 03-04-2014, 12:54 PM
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According to Deb Bennett, PhD in her writings, the US Government introduced draft stallions to the Mustang herds because the Indian Nations were kicking our US Cavalry butts. They had small tough horses that were quick and could out run the cavalry. So they figured to breed out the speed and added draft blood.

I did not know that and find it very amusing. Sneaky sneaky!
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post #33 of 50 Old 03-04-2014, 03:18 PM
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There is also a story that they would pay $2 for a set of Mustang ears (so they encouraged shooting them).

Other stories were as sneaky but much more deadly. It is said that blankets taken from small pox patients and other ill people were shipped to be traded to Native Tribes. It has been said that the Black Feet nation would have set back the settling of the west by 100 years they were so well organized (their government) had it not been for small pox.
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post #34 of 50 Old 03-04-2014, 09:02 PM
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While I can hope that's not true it wouldn't surprise me :/

See the horse thing I found funny (interesting images), those are much more cruel. :(
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They rounded up and shot thousands of native american horses (you can still find bones in some places). They gut shot stallions so they'd live long enough to keep the mares together and introduce another stallion. The efforts they went through to destroy the bloodstock as they knew it resulted in the subjugation of nations. There is a reason Spanish Barbs, Choctaw horses an related breeds are endangered. The history is brutal and horrific.
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post #36 of 50 Old 03-05-2014, 01:53 AM
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There is also a story that they would pay $2 for a set of Mustang ears (so they encouraged shooting them).

Other stories were as sneaky but much more deadly. It is said that blankets taken from small pox patients and other ill people were shipped to be traded to Native Tribes. It has been said that the Black Feet nation would have set back the settling of the west by 100 years they were so well organized (their government) had it not been for small pox.
The longest war the USA ever fought was with the Comanche Nation. It lasted over 40 years. The only way the US prevailed was by destroying the massive herds of horses the tribe owned. Shalom
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I appreciate everybody thoughts and opinions about my mare and I still am planning on breeding Colly this next month and I am prepared for anything that may or may not happen and I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason but I really do appreciate everybody
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I appreciate everybody thoughts and opinions about my mare and I still am planning on breeding Colly this next month and I am prepared for anything that may or may not happen and I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason but I really do appreciate evwryones feedback and also the mini history lesson :)
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post #40 of 50 Old 03-16-2014, 07:27 PM
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Thank YOU for being so gracious! At the end of the day it's your decision, and at least you're being responsible about it. I would rather see a responsible owner with a brain breed a nice yet not breeding quality horse than some moron popping babies of some fancy mare with no thought and no care.
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