My new Thoroughbred - Conformation Critique Please
 
 

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

My new Thoroughbred - Conformation Critique Please

This is a discussion on My new Thoroughbred - Conformation Critique Please within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Thoroughbred hammett commitment
  • Thoroughbred foal good conformation

Like Tree14Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-01-2013, 11:35 AM
  #1
Foal
My new Thoroughbred - Conformation Critique Please

This is Hammett Commitment, my new 16 hand, 7 year old Thoroughbred mare. She is a total love bug. Race trained but never raced due to body soreness as a youngster. She was owned buy a very nice lady for the past couple of years who grew to no longer have time for her. I went to see her and ride her and fell in love. She also has a nice pedigree, which you can see here:
Hammett Commitment Horse Pedigree

I know she has an ewe-neck and is a little tied in below the knees. I want to use her for dressage.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg hammett1.jpg (61.7 KB, 422 views)
File Type: jpg hammett2.jpg (55.7 KB, 409 views)
File Type: jpg hammett3.jpg (54.4 KB, 405 views)
File Type: jpg hammett4.jpg (63.9 KB, 405 views)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-01-2013, 12:16 PM
  #2
Green Broke
She has a very big shoulder which is set at a slightly upright angle but not too bad
Very deep through the chest
Neck set is nice, though as you said it is ewed
And again as you said, tied in at the knee, though just a tad
High in the wither but that is common of the breed
Nice length of back
Short slope to her croup
Hard to really give an honest opinion about her back legs. In one photo they appear quite posty and in another they appear more correct...
     
    05-01-2013, 12:24 PM
  #3
Foal
I'll try to get more pics of her tonight

Thank you for your critique!
     
    05-01-2013, 06:24 PM
  #4
Yearling
I don't see why you can't do low level dressage stuff with her...but her neck WILL need a TON of work...it's upside down. I would like to see a LOT more bone in those cannons.
     
    05-02-2013, 02:49 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Light in bone.. and that neck.. is too short AND upside down. I almost wonder if there is not something genetically structural there that is not going to be fixed. A bit light in bone and camped out in front (which is an unusual flaw). Knees and hocks are quite high too.

Forgot to add that even thos she is not the best horse she is good weight and clearly very well cared for.
GotaDunQH likes this.
     
    05-02-2013, 07:49 PM
  #6
Yearling
^ agree!!! That neck is simply attached the wrong way.
Elana likes this.
     
    05-02-2013, 11:21 PM
  #7
Foal
She certainly is a beauty! Like a bright shiny copper penny. I think her neck can be greatly improved with proper work but perhaps never going to be a cresty dressage horse type neck, but not many tb's end up with that anyway. I think with a good farrier you can improve on her front legs, I think her toes are long and you can back them up a bit to improve the pastern angle and appearance of beign camped out in front. Others have critiqued the rest, more muscle on the booty would help her look more balanced. Overall she's just gorgeous with a kind eye and beautiful glow. Congrats!
liv885 and Schulzs89 like this.
     
    05-03-2013, 12:02 AM
  #8
Foal
Thank you all for your critiques. I'm going to have her trimmed soon. I just got her this past Sunday. She just got all of her shots today and is getting her teeth floated next week.
While she is obviously ewe necked I do agree with chopsticks that a lot of improvement can be made. I don't think her neck is that short, but rather the ewe neck muscling makes it appear shorter.

I do love a good horsey makeover, so will update you in a few months with new pictures. Here is one more pic of her tonight.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (54.0 KB, 287 views)
     
    05-03-2013, 12:05 AM
  #9
Foal
Sorry for the upside down pic I hope this one works
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (53.6 KB, 288 views)
     
    05-03-2013, 12:06 AM
  #10
Foal
Ok well my phone is being difficult so... Lol
     

Tags
conformation, dressage, mare, prospect, thoroughbred

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

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

Log-in

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
Conformation critique on a thoroughbred please? EquineDreams Horse Conformation Critique 5 01-25-2013 10:50 AM
Conformation Critique Thoroughbred horsemom2be Horse Conformation Critique 7 01-13-2013 01:06 PM
Thoroughbred Conformation Critique horsenic Horse Conformation Critique 5 12-13-2012 04:29 PM
Thoroughbred Conformation Critique 16HHPocketPony Horse Conformation Critique 7 11-16-2012 12:26 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0