Thoroughbred mare - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 04-21-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 48
• Horses: 3
Thoroughbred mare

This is my 4 year old thoroughbred mare!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0406.jpg (54.8 KB, 209 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0407.jpg (51.5 KB, 201 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0404.jpg (98.2 KB, 206 views)
File Type: jpg DSC05569.jpg (98.2 KB, 210 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0415.jpg (98.3 KB, 204 views)
Walker is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 04-21-2012, 06:57 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,940
• Horses: 3
She has a nice heartgirth, nice neck & feminine head. Her legs are very straight as is her shoulder. She looks to be a decent weight. Nice horse, thank you for posting.
waresbear is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 04-21-2012, 10:27 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,915
• Horses: 1
Her back is a touch long for my taste and her croup is VERY steep.

Her hind legs are very posty and her pasterns look long, to me.

She's a wee bit over at the knee (common in TBs...Secretariat was over at the knee) and tied in behind the knee.

Her hocks are not as low as I like, but they aren't overly high, either.

In that first side pic, there's something about her hind end that I'm not liking, but I can't exactly put my finger on it...
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show you that I can.
DraftyAiresMum is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 04-22-2012, 08:32 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,045
• Horses: 0
Actually, she is not a bad horse at all. In the first image she looks a bit back at the knee and she is a bit long in the back and a bit rough coupled. Her shoulder is a bit upright but the angle at the point of shoulder is nice and open and the angle from point of shoulder to elbow is very nearly perfect. She might look quit nice over hunter fences.. but the appearance of being a bit back at the knee in front would have me keepint the fences below 3'.

Her hocks are nice and low and the entire hind leg is very very nice for the breed.

When you get her "ring of muscles" working for her with training and foundation work, she should be a very nice ride.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
(or woman!!!! ) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Elana is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 04-22-2012, 09:45 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 177
• Horses: 0
drafty and elana beat me to it (as usual! ;) ), agree with both of them. the knees are the most concerning and i think what drafty was seeing in the loin was the weak coupling which elana pointed out. that can be improved with diligent work. overall I like her very much, more strong suits than negative. what are the plans for her?
Chopsticks is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 04-22-2012, 08:46 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,915
• Horses: 1
Just reread my critique and realized I came off a bit...short. lol

Didn't mean to at all! I do really like your mare and think she's adorable.
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show you that I can.
DraftyAiresMum is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 04-27-2012, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 48
• Horses: 3
Originally Posted by Chopsticks View Post
what are the plans for her?
I'm hoping to try her at eventing because I've just begun taking jumping lessons and I think eventing looks quite fun!

Thanks for the critique everyone
Walker is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spots on my thoroughbred mare jaytee Horse Health 14 03-05-2012 03:51 AM
Thoroughbred mare for sale DubyaS6 Horses for Sale 10 02-02-2012 02:24 PM
Wanting to buy thoroughbred mare Ozzie Overo Horses for Sale 1 07-31-2010 10:37 PM
17.1 thoroughbred mare SmoothFireman Horses for Sale 1 05-10-2010 04:46 AM
Thoroughbred-QH mare Bay Area, CA WhinniesWhitney Horses for Sale 2 01-04-2010 01:30 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome