My first horse! Conformation assessment please!

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Conformation Critique

My first horse! Conformation assessment please!

This is a discussion on My first horse! Conformation assessment please! within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By blue eyed pony

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-27-2012, 11:01 PM
My first horse! Conformation assessment please!

Hello everyone!

I've been poking around this forum for a long time. I've loved seeing and reading about everybody's horses! So, finally, I am a horse owner myself! I had been leasing horse over the last year and Anna, specifically, for the last month to try her out. I fell in love with her almost immediately. So here she is:

Anna (The Anniversary Diamond)
Registered Paint
7 years old
16 hh

Sorry, she is rather dirty in the pics!




Sponsored Links
    06-27-2012, 11:14 PM
I don't know too much about the critiquing, but I just wanted to say what a cutie!
    06-27-2012, 11:49 PM
She looks kinda swayed backed
    06-28-2012, 12:06 AM
I dont' think she is swaybacked. She is pretty downhill, though. Her gaskin is small compared to the large buttock. She's got a pretty nice shoulder and neck ties in well. I think her conformation is pretty nice, the kind that stays sound .
    06-28-2012, 02:53 AM
I think she looks like a perfect first horse.

Yep, she has her flaws, conformationally, but none of them are likely to cause soundness issues, and none of them is likely to restrict her ability to meet the requirements most people have for their first horse. She looks sweet, and most importantly, she looks safe.
Klassic Superstar likes this.
    06-28-2012, 05:51 PM
I like her head, neck and shoulder. Decent pasterns and feet. She has a nice eye and calm appearance. Looks like a sweet girl too.

She is unfortunately, long in body and strung out. She is also downhill. She toes out in all four feet. She's also a little straight in the rear.

Not breeding material, but looks like a nice 'best friend' type. What are your plans for her?

    06-28-2012, 05:58 PM
CONGRATS! She is ADORABLE.. Such a cute face and coloring! Wow :)
Like said above, the only faults I see are that she is built a little downhill, her chest is a little narrow compared to her hindquarters, the back legs are a little camped under/posty, and she may need a hoof trim soon!
Nothing that would affect her soundness and she looks like a perfect first horse!
I still can't get over that color!! :) Lovelovelove :)
Good luck with her!
    06-28-2012, 06:00 PM
Green Broke
Her right fore hoof looks really awkward to me. I don't know if it's a bad trim job or what. I love how smooth her rear is, although she does have a bit of a steep croup. Nice shoulder angle, and her neck ties in a liiiittle too low. Her back is a touch long, and she's not swayback but she is butt high. Her hind legs look a bit posty, and all four of her hooves do toe out. Overall, she's a nice looking lady and looks to be a great first horse. I just don't know what's going on with her fore right hoof. Does anyone else see that or am I crazy?
    06-28-2012, 10:13 PM
Hi guys, thank you for all the replies!
My plans for her are just to do a little bit of everything in a minor way. Mostly relaxed trail rides and some light gaming. I realize she isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, conformation wise. And yes, you're right, certainly not breeding material. I don't EVER want to get into breeding so no worries about that hehe!
She is a wonderful mare and I love her to death. It's been fantastic to have her in my life!
As for the hoof comment, her hooves are fine. I think it's just a trick of the light/mud. And yes, trim incoming :)
Thanks again all!
    06-28-2012, 10:43 PM
I think she has a long back, but a nice butt :)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Assessment lesson ForeverHawk English Riding 8 01-26-2012 02:15 PM
College Interview/Riding assessment. Any tips? Losthope236 Horse Riding 2 11-02-2010 09:41 PM
What to expect in an assessment with new instructor? PurpleHorse Horse Riding 4 10-01-2010 03:27 PM
Preparing for Level 3 assessment! Spirithorse Natural Horsemanship 12 05-09-2010 04:38 PM
EFA study/assessment group Vicky1309 Horse Training 0 06-15-2009 06:06 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0