I am trying to learn more about different types of conformation in horses (I am really green in this!) and I am trying to figure out which way to take my cutting bred filly. I am looking to do maybe some sort of local competition on the weekends to keep thing fun and challenging for me and her (next year when she's 3 and more broke LOL)
- She turned 2 in the end of January this year, and I have started her under saddle (has had about 15 rides).
- For those familiar with breeding lines and cutting horse lines.. she is grand daughter of Color me Smart who is by Smart Little Lena QH. She is only 13.3HH right now - I figured she will grow another 1"-2", she won't be a tall horse.
- I am posting couple "attempted" conformation shots.. not ideal shots - it is really hard to get this 2 year old to stand still, especially she's been in the stall all day, so she is full of oats.
- the video is from few rides ago, she throws her head quite a bit, she did not like the conventional snaffle, I now got her in a 3 piece snaffle and it's much better. What I cannot show you yet is she can do a really nice almost western pleasure jog.. jogging almost in place all nice and collected... but by nature I think she is meant for some kind of speed event -- she can turn quick.. likes to move..
- I am really not a big fan of WP, but will do what she is suited for and she wants to do
I love this little filly, she seems to learn very quickly and WANTS TO WORK.. she is full of oats, she is 2, but when I put saddle on her she is ready to go.
- now I have noticed she has got quite long back.. at least that seems to me, but she has got quite some filling out to do, so the look of long back may be deceiving.. she is still growing..
What do you all think I should try with her, pleas let me know honestly what you think conformation wise she would be suited for, her faults and good things.. I noticed she has got really nice flat knees and very short cannon bones in the front which I heard is good thing, but really don't know why.. again sorry I am trying to learn.. Thank you.