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post #1 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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What's up with this horse?

Something keeps striking me as odd in this 3 year old OTTB's conformation, and I think it is her chest/shoulder areas. Does anyone else see it? I've noticed similar chests/shoulders in other horses, does this cause any problems? Is it perfectly normal? I put a box around the area I think is strange.

Note I am not interested in buying this horse, but I am thinking about looking at a mare with a front end (better bone, though).

Also, here is a video of her:
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 04:32 PM
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What are you seeing? To me it looks like a typical young TB front end. Her heart girth is a little shallow but that's all I can really pick out as 'off' about it. I could be wrong though.

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post #3 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 04:35 PM
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She has a steep shoulder and your typical shark fin TB withers.
Nothing unusual or bad though.
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 04:38 PM
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Long back, shark fin withers, and a steep shoulder.
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Ah, thank you guys! I think I was seeing the steep shoulder, shark fin withers, and shallow heart girth, which were coming off as odd to me.

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post #6 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 04:52 PM
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IMO the withers are pretty much a trademark of Thoroughbreds these days, and racing fit TBs tend to have that leaner appearance as well that can make them look all sorts of wonky. Its a cute little mare...or rather, big mare O_o gee whiz!

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post #7 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely a BIG mare! According to owners she is 16.1 and string tested to 16.3.

I think I just fell in love with another mare her owner is selling, though. My heart just skipped a beat.



First ride off the track, two weeks after her last race. She had 21 career starts and made $90,000 on the West Coast.

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post #8 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 06:01 PM
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I think her neck placement is low which is playing into the "odd" your seeing. Along with the steep shoulder and high withers.
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 07:16 PM
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they always have good horses. there 20 mins from me :)
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 07:22 PM
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I really like how the chestnut mare moves . . . but I'm no judge of movement
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