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post #1 of 17 Old 06-23-2012, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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TB mare critique.

My Lady Livermore, "Sunny," 2008 TB mare. Currently 15.3.

I know she has quite a few faults, but I'd like to get other opinions as well. She will be a low-level eventer.

(Yeah, I know, only one picture from one angle. Sue me! )

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post #2 of 17 Old 06-24-2012, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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58 views and no critique? I must have a perfect horse!

I got some more photos today. Not much but better than what I had!







And just 'cause she's purty.


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post #3 of 17 Old 06-24-2012, 10:46 PM
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I think she looks nice, the only thing I see is the sloping back end, the tail is not set at the highest point of the rear end.
Nice horse!


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post #4 of 17 Old 06-24-2012, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you!

What I see:
-Hunter's bump
-Slight roach
-Upright pasterns
-Slight downhill build
-Slight ewe neck, but I'm hoping that will improve with more riding.
-Toes out on hinds.
-Narrow chest.

Anything else?

Oh, and just want to add that her feet aren't as long as they look in the front shot, I promise!
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post #5 of 17 Old 06-24-2012, 11:24 PM
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Pretty girl with a lovely expression.
Her hoof angles, particularly the front, look a little steep to me.
She stands under herself & is a little cow hocked.
I wouldn't say that she has a roach or an ewe neck. Her neck muscling is upsidedown and that can be changed. Her back is long with a weaker hind end and a low tail set but not a roach.

Good luck with her!!
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post #6 of 17 Old 06-24-2012, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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post #7 of 17 Old 06-25-2012, 03:54 AM
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Her shoulder is rather upright. This will restrict her ability in both dressage and jumping.

Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.
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post #8 of 17 Old 06-25-2012, 04:15 AM
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I can't think of anything to add that hasn't been mentioned, other than she has nice low-set hocks, with short pasterns and canon bones. Overall, she's a really cute girl- lovely face and color!
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post #9 of 17 Old 06-25-2012, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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post #10 of 17 Old 06-25-2012, 09:36 AM
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Hello, I love your girl's colouring she's really sweet. Her neck and quarters wouldn't worry me as she's still young and will hopefully develop with correct riding/ training. She looks like she has a nice short strong back and deep chest from what I can see. Her front pasterns are a little upright but not too bad, and I'm not sure if it's the way she's stood but in a couple of the pictures she looks slightly over at the knee and back on her hocks and a bit cow-hocked and narrow at the base with her front legs. That however, is nit-picking. Overall she's quite good and she has such a nice face and kind eye. I have never come across a hunter's bump though what's that? Similar to a roached back?
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