So, First of all, Im going to ask you to critique my mare.
This is when we got her- sorry for the AWFUL picture but It might give you an idea to the whole 'before and after'.
Then there's a more recent picture.
Please keep in mind she is an akhal teke, and they are bred to look a certain way- so whilst I encourage you to point out faults that i'm blind to- please be nice
And then theres this boy.
svartvalack2.wmv - YouTube
He's seven years old, about 17 hands and has only been used for hacking out on- hence his lack of education.
However, I see it quite positively as I see so many horses being started so young nowadays- jumping courses of 1.20 plus, doing too advanced dressage etc. when they're just 4 or 5, and especially with big horses I believe it is important that one lets them finish growing completely. (No offense intended to anyone :) )
The video bothers me a little- he's a little slow, and at times has his head behind the vertical- but then again, that often happens without enough forwardness, and he's probably not strong enough to come properly from behind yet. Thoughts?
Sorry that the pictures are so mammothlike- photobucket doesnt want to cooperate with me :(