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post #1 of 9 Old 08-20-2012, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Please Critique My Girls

First, I know these are not the best pictures but it was a spur of the moment deal lol.

This is "Baby" Im not sure what her registered name is (I dont have her papers yet) Her sire is Packin Sixes and her Dam is Dust In The Wind. Right at 16hh and the vet guesses her at around 1200-1300lbs. She is 13 years old.














This is "Prissy" She is a grade 16 year old QH. She does have a BAD scar on her rgt hind leg from her past owner not having fence injuries treated so it doesnt look good at all, it doesnt effect her in any way. Not sure of her blood but she is smart and a jack (or Jill) or all trades from western pleasure to barrels to poles to roping to jumping to reining and pretty much anything else you want to do, She is the one I use for a lesson horse. I know she is a bit long backed, feel free to be honest!







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post #2 of 9 Old 08-21-2012, 12:49 AM
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They both appear to have nice strong legs and pasterns, they also both have long backs. I think I prefer the shoulder on the gray horse more. They are both cute too!
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-21-2012, 01:48 AM
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Hmm lets see. The brown horse has long pasterns, long back, sickle hock, her neck looks like it ties in well, but unsure because she is eating in the pics =) The white horse has a nice head set, very wide chest, sickle hock, but a lovely hindquarter. Her back right looks swollen in the 3rd to last and 2nd to last pic, but that might just be the picture. Her legs could use some more bone they look very light and nimble on her big wide body. Both are stunning! What are you doing with them?
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Just read about the scar on her back right oops
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The bay shows what appear to be actual cow hocks.. and then in other photos she looks to stand close behind. Both are long backed with the grey being weak in her coupling (sway back as a result). The bay looks a bit back at the knee and light in bone. Both horses look to have a fairly closed angle at point of shoulder. the bay has a neck set a bit low.

Over all, they actually both look good. They fit together well and the grey has nice bone. The grey has a very wide chest and I bet she paddles when she trots.

The are both pretty nice horses IMO from these pictures.

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-21-2012, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Schulzs89: Thank you, They are sweet girls (usually lol)

PurpleMonkeyWrench: The bay mares current job is being a pain in the rear right now lol. The people who gave her to me wanted her in a permanate good home so I went ahead and took her, She bucks if pushed any faster than a trot so she will be going across the fence to the trainer next door before too long. The people let her walk all over them but she is finally to where I can saddle her and safely lead kids around on her or take her on trail rides. The little grey is my all around do-it-all horse. When I got her my plan was to train her up and get her a home with kids but I fell in love with her and sold my gelding instead lol. I had her bad leg checked and was told as long as shes not favoring it to go ahead with what Id do with one that has clean legs and bring her back for a check-up in 6 months. I use her for barrels, poles, reining, western pleasure, english pleasure, hunter/jumper, lesson horse and she is the flag/security horse for the sheriffs posse. Shes the only one who wont try to kill herself over our flag so she carries it in the grand entrys of rodeos and thru parades then works parking lot and trailer parking security for rodeos. She will do or try to do anything thats asked of her, even some dressage movements. Im getting long winded here lol, just cant say enough about that little girl, the best $250 I ever spent! She gives lessons to a 7 year old little girl too.

Elana: What do you mean by paddles when she trots? I havent heard that expression. She trots out really smooth and pretty unless she gets in a hurry. lol. On the bay, I thought she was cowhocked and too close behind but wasnt sure on it.

I am thinking about breeding the bay in the next breeding season to get me a nice big all around show horse, What kind of stud would you guys suggest? She goes back to Easy Jet, Three Bars and Leo on her sires side and Native Dancer and Secretariat (great-great grandsire) on her dams side. I am wanting something big with brains and hopefully some color. I like odd ball colors and dont want a red foal. The foal would be staying with me permanately and wont be sold. She has had foals in the past, all have been well minded good looking easy to train horses.

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When she trots toward you I bet she does not travel straight.. I bet she throws her lower leg and hooves out to the side. get a video of her trotting directly toward the camera.

A stallion for this mare would need to be prepotent for good bone, correct hind leg structure, short back and a smooth, strong, coupling. Look at the offspring of the stallion and pick one that has adults on the ground to critique. A proven stud will cost you more but will give you a better shot at improving confo.

Also take a look at the offspring of this mare and see what SHE is prepotent in. For instance, if her offspring all have long backs and lack bone regardless of their sire, you may want to rethink breeding at all.

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When she trots toward you I bet she does not travel straight.. I bet she throws her lower leg and hooves out to the side. get a video of her trotting directly toward the camera.

A stallion for this mare would need to be prepotent for good bone, correct hind leg structure, short back and a smooth, strong, coupling. Look at the offspring of the stallion and pick one that has adults on the ground to critique. A proven stud will cost you more but will give you a better shot at improving confo.

Also take a look at the offspring of this mare and see what SHE is prepotent in. For instance, if her offspring all have long backs and lack bone regardless of their sire, you may want to rethink breeding at all.
I will try to get a video on my phone of the grey this evening and post it. May get a video of the bay too just for the fun of it.

I dont mind spending more if it means a better horse in the long run.

I will definately look more into her foals and see if her previous owners will give me photos of them to post. If you have anything else to throw in, please do. This has been VERY helpful!

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all I had to take videos on was my cell phone so these are REALLY blurry. Not sure if you can tell on them or not.

Prissy (Grey):

Baby (Bay):

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