"Sporthorse" Critique

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    03-11-2012, 10:03 PM
"Sporthorse" Critique

3 year-old PMU baby, all the ancestry I got on her was Draft/TB cross (so can I list her as "Warmblood" for less confusion??) She was being advertised as maturing over 16.2 but sits at about 15-15.1 HH currently. Ugliest little creature when I bought her but her whole attitude has changed since then. I couldn't ask for a better horse... (well, maybe a higher wither... finding a saddle to fit her is near-impossible aside from custom ordering it. )

What do you think that she would excel in? She enjoys jumping and basic agility thus far. :)
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    03-11-2012, 11:20 PM
"all the ancestry I got on her was Draft/TB cross (so can I list her as "Warmblood" for less confusion??)"

Draft/TB does not equal "warmblood". She is a draft cross. Calling her a warmblood would probably cause confusion based on her bloodlines. I don't want to critique..but good luck with her :)

    03-11-2012, 11:28 PM
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Yes, unfortunately draft crosses don't qualify as a warmblood. However, that doesn't mean the horse can't do some great things. Those photos don't set her up for critique and three year olds go through too many awkward teenage body changes to even want a critique, anyway.
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    03-11-2012, 11:41 PM
Agree ^^ she's still growing, I wouldn't worry about her conformation yet. (I also wouldn't jump her at 3...) And peeps get pretty up in arms should you dare to call a hot blood + cold blood = warmblood. Tiptoe carefully around that I'd just say TBX or draftX.. both are fabulous all on their own, no 'wb' neccesary
    03-11-2012, 11:41 PM
If you're looking for a good saddle check out the Collegiate Diploma! That's what I have for my guy who has a very similar back/wither shape to yours. :) Could be worth a try!

    03-11-2012, 11:50 PM
Originally Posted by MicKey73    
And peeps get pretty up in arms should you dare to call a hot blood + cold blood = warmblood. Tiptoe carefully around that
Not sure if you were saying that about my comment and if I sounded snarky I'm really sorry..lol. Wasn't trying to be at all. I have just recently had 2 long discussions on HOT+COLD doesn't equal warm even though it does make sense...lol.

OP- I would also be worried about jumping her at 3...all horses,but especially the bigger built ones can damage their legs permanently by jumping them too early.

Just wondering...do you know what her draft part is?
    03-11-2012, 11:57 PM
Omgosh no, not trying to be snarky at all...sorry if it came off that way!! I was more poking fun at some of the lengthy debates I've seen on here about it. was trying to save you from it. Your horse is very very cute, btw...I probably should've started with that!
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    03-11-2012, 11:59 PM
Some folks say "American Warmblood" , which is a euphamism for draft/X.
    03-12-2012, 12:10 AM
Impossible to tell anything from these pics, honestly. A set of good squared-up, side-on confo pics would go a long way toward getting a good critique.
    03-12-2012, 01:17 AM
Okay! Thanks everyone. I appreciate the feedback! :)

I haven't ridden her while jumping... it's just been little set ups to send her over; give her something challenging to think about! However, due to the new information, I will leave it to ground rails until she's more matured. Also, I will check out Collegiate Diploma, thanks Sion!

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