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post #1 of 10 Old 12-22-2012, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Please tell me what you think of her...

She is a 7yo OTTB, the previous owner did some dressage with her. I can put my finger on it but her neck is very strange the way it attaches to her withers.

Thank you for the advice.
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-22-2012, 12:09 AM
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I think she is stunning! her neck is a bit short in relation to her longish back, but the set is fine. She is really well put together, all over. I like everything about her, even her stocky neck. She has a kind eye. Wow! this is a nice mare.
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-22-2012, 12:20 AM
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Either she has a Huge heart girth or the flat brown color there makes her look a little chunky. Such a cute mare! I would steal her in a heart beat. I love the bay/brown TBs, I have one at my parents who is a big lug.
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-22-2012, 12:20 AM
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Looks like a racetrack champion to me! Wow! I see what you mean about the neck but to me it depicts strength! Amateur critiquer though.
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post #5 of 10 Old 12-22-2012, 01:22 AM
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she does look a wee but chubby. might need to trim up a tad. (takes one to know one)
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Wow! Not much not to like about this beauty!

I think other than looking a little bit chubby, the only "negative" I can see is that her hind legs appear a little bit posty. That tends to be pretty common with thoroughbreds, though, from what I've seen.
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-22-2012, 02:03 PM
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Be aware that the photo has been taken with the photographer standing QUITE far back.. almost behind the horse and to the side. This has made her top line appear very very strong and very good (and it may be). It has also altered the length of her neck to look alomost like that of a pony (and it may be short).

This horse is VERY straight thru the hock and has quite long hind pasterns. She also may be a bit back at the knee.

This is not so say I do not like her.. she has decent bone and if that topline stays when the photograopher is opposite her middele, then that would be very nice.

Whoever took this photo knows how to take photos of a horse to flatter the animal and that is what has been done here. I would REALLY like to see MORE photos at some different angles and see this horse in person. IF she holds up looking as good as this opposite her heart girth or in person I too will say "Wow!
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-22-2012, 02:11 PM
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It appears that her neck is just very short and very thick. I don't know, she looks like a relative beauty in that picture, but like Elana said, that is one of the most flattering angles to take pictures from.

I fear that she may be very front-heavy...unable to achieve much collection at all, especially when coupled with that straight and relatively weak hind end. So, lower level dressage at best.

As has been said, I would want to see more pictures from other angles before I decided whether I liked her or not.

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-23-2012, 03:43 PM
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Ya, really bad pic and that neck attaches really weird, VERY heavy at the base, upright shoulder, pastern angles front and back don't match at all. Looks how nice her front pasterns are, then these incredibly long pasterns in the back. Unfortunately, I don't see a ton of balance in this horse, bad pic aside.
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-23-2012, 05:44 PM
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I don't know much about conformation. :P But she's beautiful!

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