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    07-23-2013, 12:21 PM
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    07-23-2013, 03:13 PM
Hey! Lovely mare. I hate to ask but did you have this horse vetted/x-xrayed? I'm about 90% sure I inquired about this horse in December 2012 and was told that her x-rays were not clean and it had turned several buyers off. Can't remember exactly what the problem was (possibly OCD?) or if it was even a sure thing.
    07-23-2013, 03:23 PM
LOVE her color! She looks like she will have a lot of power and once she trims down and muscles up I think she is going to be lovely! She has a very nice shoulder, nice length of neck that ties in well, back is a good length and appears strong through the coupling, with good length of hip. I would prefer more substance of bone for her body size and she appears to be a bit straight (posty) behind. She also has a capped hock and is not the most feminine through her head ;). Overall I find her nicely balanced and pleasing to the eye.
    07-23-2013, 04:07 PM
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This is a very very nice mare. She could do dressage and maybe go a ways with it. She has a good shoulder, proper neck placement, short back, top of the line coupling, good knee and hock placement, good bone, good size to her feet, good angles to her hind leg. I could say she may be a little tied in at the knee but it does not hurt her at all.

I would love to own this mare as solid as she looks.

BTW I too hate Kimberwicke bits. They stink.

Getting her off her forehand means riding her back to front. She can do it. She is so solidly coupled that it won't take the work another horse might to get her working better and lighter in front. Get her forward.
    07-23-2013, 04:12 PM
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BTW she looks to have a capped right hind hock.
    07-23-2013, 04:12 PM
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She's very typical for her breed, a lot of them were imported into the UK in the 70's and were the foundation - or part of - for the British Warmblood.
She has plenty bone (leg) for her build - she's just a bit overweight but work will sort that out
She looks to have capped her hocks - might be the photo but keep an eye on it.
Some horses just plain don't like jointed bits and are happier in a mullen or low port. If you decide to stay with the kimberwick then don't use the lower slot. I use this type on horses like that and if you have light hands the horse shouldn't back off from it.
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    07-24-2013, 01:22 PM
Yes, I had her vetted and all. She's sound.

Haha no, she doesn't have a feminine head at all. A friend of mine said she has a head like her grandfather ;)

And it's coincidence that you guys mention the capped hock. At my lesson on Monday we noticed it on her right hock. I just can't remember if it was there when she initially came or not :/ do I just put cold water on it? It's still soft. I know it's just a blemish and not a lameness issue but I would definitely like to treat it if anyone knows how to properly do so.

Jaydee, I just tried her in the standard kimberwick. She seems fine with it but I still have 4 bits to try out so we will see :) she was responsive except with backing up. She evades the bit when I ask her to back up and uses her thick neck to her advantage. Gotta work on that.

Thank you, everyone! I'm hoping she looks like she would do well with jumping. I don't think I would ever exceed 4' with show jumping. I may, down the road, try dressage with her. I would just need to find a trainer.
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    07-25-2013, 10:44 AM
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They are not a breed known for having a dainty head - they should look not unlike a British hunter type - 'workmanlike' rather than a Beauty Queen!!!!
Our WB X TB had capped hocks when we got her, she'd always been kept either in a stall (rubber matting) or on a tiny dry lot area so not sure if that had any effect on her as she's now turned out as much as possible on 4 acres of grass (or snow!!!) I keep her bedding as deep as possible and she has rubber matting
Her hocks are now barely capped at all so I think the exercise she gets from just being able to move about more has helped her.
I did buy some Back on Track hock boots as they work really well for sprains etc, they had a very good effect but they didn't stay up at all well so I gave up on them
    08-24-2013, 01:24 PM
Well, I have her back in a full cheek snaffle and she's better than last time she was in it! I can try getting a video or pictures up to see what ya'll think.

I was also curious if anyone would be willing to "map out" her conformation, like with the lines and stuff? I'm wondering only because it would sort of be a guideline for me to better see conformation and what might be an "ideal" although there is no perfect horse. If someone could do this, that'd be great and it would help me out a lot.

    08-24-2013, 01:34 PM
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Be interesting to see how she's going
If you want that sort of conformation critique you need to get a really good pic of her taken

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