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  • Ringbone spanish horse
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    10-12-2012, 11:27 PM
  #11
Yearling
Hmmm... I think your horse may be between 8 and 10 as well. That's a bit tougher though!
     
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    10-12-2012, 11:34 PM
  #12
Weanling
She is turning 9 next week. Haha. That's her in her winter woolies though.
     
    10-12-2012, 11:39 PM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Ellieandrose    
She is turning 9 next week. Haha. That's her in her winter woolies though.
Oh okay! I didn't guess older because I could see quite a bit of dapples still and her legs are fairly dark. I can't really tell she's woolly though! She's a cutie :)
     
    10-15-2012, 02:52 PM
  #14
Green Broke
This is a poor representation of any Spanish breed I know of. The neck is set low at the tie to the wither and it would almost make a ewe neck. Her neck is weedy and thin. I thought "hatchet neck" but that is brought on by injury.. this is genetic. The withers are high and knife like.. will be difficult to find a saddle to fit. They do not carry well into the back.

The head is large and heavy looking. The topline as it carries into the hindquarters is OK but the hind quarters are undersized and they are decidedly higher than the forequarters.. she is VERY downhill and is (will b e) difficult to collect for any of the flashy gaits of the Spanish horses I have seen.

She has a high stifle and a long gaskin with hocks set too far back. The rear cannon is set back under the hock as well.. which is not desirable.

Her pasterns are large, short and coarse.. and from her stance she appears to be trying to take pressure off her rear heels and hocks.

She has high knees and she is not only a bit back at the knee but she is tied in at the knee. Her feet look short and clubby.

Her shoulder is steep but is open at the point of shoulder so it is balanced.

I like this mare's color (and I would have guessed under 10 for age based on color). She also does not look "hot" or difficult to live with. She does look sore.. maybe ringbone or something going on with her. IMO she has too many faults to be a broodmare. Looks like she might be a fun horse to learn on and from.. trail ride and so forth.
     

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