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    04-07-2013, 09:55 PM
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Yearling
Question Spotted Saddle horse (?) Mare, Age 15. Opinions?

Please provide any info that you can regarding this horse, and I"ll be eternally grateful!

This mare was picked up at the Camelot Auction in New Jersey this past week after going through New Holland. They said she was "aged", and the vet agrees, 15-16 years old. They have her down as a paint horse, but the vet said she looks Saddlebred, which I am told would probably make her a "Spotted Saddle Horse".

So, any conformation help? I see her front legs are wonky, I'm just not sure yet how much of it is farrier work.

I want her for beginner horse stuff, trail work...nothing too athletic, though my husband at some point would like to try mounted shooting. Will she likely be sound for that?

PS, if anyone wants to clarify her color (is she B&w, or what? Looks brown in spots /confused), I won't complain!






*could NOT* get her to stand still today*






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Trying to flirt with the stud:
     
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    04-07-2013, 10:15 PM
  #2
Yearling
And sorry about the pictures. She was not remotely interested in standing still today, and does not like having someone crouched behind taking pics. We will be working on this.
     
    04-07-2013, 10:23 PM
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Trained
I like her! Im not one who can explain in detail what's right or wrong, I rather go by overall impression, and everything seems to fit together nicely. Her tail is set rather high, so saddlebred is possible. Her front end will improve after proper pedicure, that's for sure. I really like her expression, she looks like a been-there-done-that kinda horse.
I'm slowly slowly turning green....
Have you ridden her, or seen her under saddle?
     
    04-07-2013, 10:29 PM
  #4
Yearling
Desert, firstly, thank you for your response!!!!

I have seen her under saddle at the auction. She did everything she was asked as they rode her through, as far as I can tell. They rode her in a snaffle bit, though she had a mouth abscess at the time. The vet advised us not to put a bit in her mouth for a few days to a week, so though I got led around on her in a halter, no one has tried riding her since we brought her home.

She definitely seems a bit quirky, personality wise! She isn't spooky at all, the BO said a gate closed on her butt earlier, didn't phase her, walks through small spaces, etc...but she seems higher energy, flat out INTO stuff, kind of nosy...has to see what the people/horses/dogs/cats are doing etc. It's taking some getting used to!!
     
    04-07-2013, 10:41 PM
  #5
Trained
Oh, I like this kind
Intelligence is written all over her face. I guess she could be smarter than a rider at times
My avatar grey is like that. Somebody let him get away with murder at one time, and I seriously hurt his feelings( for about two minutes), when I told him his limits. Now he's fine.
She seems to be one who needs to be kept busy. Endless repetitions in an arena might make her come up with ideas to entertain herself.
Like I said, I'm turning green...
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    04-07-2013, 10:47 PM
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Yearling
Poor babies feet look like she's got slippers on the fronts =(
     
    04-07-2013, 10:52 PM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by PurpleMonkeyWrench    
poor babies feet look like she's got slippers on the fronts =(
They're pretty unattractive, but I'm not sure they qualify as slippers yet! The soonest the farrier (farrier/dentist? Farrier-dentist? Hmmm) could come out is tomorrow afternoon, and I anticipate her feet will look much improved! =)
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    04-07-2013, 11:06 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon    
They're pretty unattractive, but I'm not sure they qualify as slippers yet! The soonest the farrier (farrier/dentist? Farrier-dentist? Hmmm) could come out is tomorrow afternoon, and I anticipate her feet will look much improved! =)
That's good lol it might be the photo and all the mud on her hooves that is making the fronts look like they are curling up in that first pic. She is gorgeous though! I'll take her if you don't want her
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    04-07-2013, 11:08 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by PurpleMonkeyWrench    
That's good lol it might be the photo and all the mud on her hooves that is making the fronts look like they are curling up in that first pic. She is gorgeous though! I'll take her if you don't want her
Lol, thanks!

Let's see if she lives up to her nickname--Witch! XD
     
    04-07-2013, 11:17 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon    
Lol, thanks!

Let's see if she lives up to her nickname--Witch! XD
wacha talkin about she looks like an angel
     

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