Please Critique my 9 year old OTTB :)
 
 

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

Please Critique my 9 year old OTTB :)

This is a discussion on Please Critique my 9 year old OTTB :) within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • What conformation makes a horse unrideable
  • my ottb forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-13-2012, 09:18 PM
  #1
Foal
Smile Please Critique my 9 year old OTTB :)

I purchased this lovely mare about a month ago - just to have as a friend. I had no intentions of riding her as her previous owners said she was a bucker/bolter/ etc etc. So anyway, I bought her.. she needed a few groceries. I know her conformation faults, but I would love to hear your pros and cons.

She is a 9 year old thoroughbred mare, 16 hands high.
She raced until she was 6 and then she sat in a small field with 2 other horses when they deemed her "unrideable" until I bought her.

Here are a few photos, I know the lighting sucks but I did my absolute best.

The first picture is the day I got her. The rest are more recent.







Thanks in Advance!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-13-2012, 09:34 PM
  #2
Weanling
It looks like she may be cow hocked and her neck looks a lil thin..from what I can tell, she has good legs...love her color by the way! She is very pretty! Also looks like she could use a few more groceries and muscle..but very nice!
     
    01-13-2012, 09:37 PM
  #3
Foal
Thanks for the reply :)

I was worried about her back - yes she does seem to be a bit cow hocked.. I am hoping I can somewhat correct that with proper trimming and shoeing which she apparently never really got the best of.

I have had her for a month now - she just sat in a field for a few years so we are slowly putting weight and muscle on her.

I have found her to be very nice riding horse despite her last owners accusations of her. She has no bolt buck or rear to her.. maybe their saddle didn't fit properly.
     
    01-13-2012, 11:29 PM
  #4
Banned
Funky hind legs. Goes a bit beyond cowhocked--she really turns out behind. Is she sound back there? Kind of a strange croup with high tail set, too. Her front end is pretty decent, though.
     
    01-13-2012, 11:46 PM
  #5
Foal
She has remained sound thus far - any correctional advice?

Here is another photo - maybe she was just standing a bit off for those photos.



     
    01-13-2012, 11:53 PM
  #6
Banned
Not really anything you can do. Trying to change the angles with shoeing/trimming usually just makes the problem worse. I would think it will eventually cause soreness, though, but less so since she's not being used, and I'm sure it will be manageable.
     

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
Shaniah- 15 year old ottb Endiku Horse Conformation Critique 12 01-15-2012 04:35 PM
19 year old OTTB, critique request please! Starlite Horse Riding Critique 10 08-03-2011 02:07 PM
5 year old OTTB, cooped up. samiam517 Horse Training 5 07-22-2011 08:16 PM
critique 11 year old OTTB Endiku Horse Riding Critique 3 05-02-2011 05:08 PM
Skinny, 4 year old OTTB. Help Please!! Emsm15 Horse Nutrition 20 12-01-2010 01:18 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:32 PM.


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