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post #11 of 16 Old 02-11-2012, 01:20 AM
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I think she is a great looking mare, but she is pretty camped out in the back, her back legs are WAY out there for where I would think they would be placed on her body.
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post #12 of 16 Old 02-11-2012, 02:24 AM
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She doesnt look like she would be an up-hill mover thats ideal for dressage though, and the injury
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post #13 of 16 Old 02-11-2012, 02:56 AM
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I'll take this one! ;P

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post #14 of 16 Old 02-11-2012, 09:11 AM
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I don't like her. Nice neck, acceptable shoulder, but that's about all I like.

Functionally she's quite downhill, and HOLY LONG CANNONS Batman! I really don't like her hind legs, and with that knee problem... not for an eventer. Pleasure hack maybe, but not an eventer.

ETA; I also don't much like the bay gelding sonador posted. Also downhill and a bump on the tendon indicates weakness at best, previous injury at worst. Tendon weakness plus jumping equals breakdowns more often than I like. I would avoid any horse that has any hint of anything that may cause unsoundness, particularly in the legs, if I was looking for a jumper or eventer. Both of my horses have faults that would have made me keep looking, had I been looking for a higher-level prospect, but I'm not expecting much over 2'10" from my yearling and her offset knees, and when I bought Monty, I was looking for education and temperament more than a horse that was intended to be a long-term competition mount.


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post #15 of 16 Old 02-11-2012, 10:58 AM
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I find her a bit pigeon breasted and the angle at the point of shoulder a bit closed and the humerus (bone from point of elbow to point of shoulder) lays a bit flat (too low an angle). Her scapula (shoulder itself) is a bit steep but her neck ties in nicely to her withers and shoulder sort of covering this flaw up.

She is weak through the loins and appears to be a bit light in bone and a bit tied in behind the knee (which would support her knee issue).

Her hind leg conformation is very good.. low hocks, low stifle and so forth but the weak coupling to the pelvis almost guarantees that her hind leg will appear set too far back when she fills in.

She is also a bit butt high for this conformation, but being young, some of that may change when she fills in, lets down and is no longer in racing condition.

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I apprecaite all of you that took the time to give me your thoughts on this mare. Thanks you!
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