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post #1 of 9 Old 09-12-2011, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Another Thoroughbred Critique

I know her confo isn't as correct as Excel's, but I'd like to know her faults anyway. 8-yr old (crazy! I can't believe I've had her a year and a half) 15.3hh Thoroughbred, dressage and barrel horse. She has bursitis (capped hock) in one hock, but it doesn't affect her performance. Retired from a splint fracture that prohibits her from jumping.

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-12-2011, 07:37 PM
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A bit of a short back, by my standards, but not a bad confo! Australian thoroughbreds are usually quite long in the back. But yours is all in proportian, nice low knees which makes for good stride, head is the right size for her neck, stands well, plenty of girth, I like her! Did she race well at all? She's got pretty good racing confo. Assumig she went near a track at all

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The half-halt is also used as a "hey poneh, I am gonna ask you to do something in a second, is yew awake?".
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Thanks, Madam!
She did very well in her racing career; was only retired from the split fracture. She's been retrained in dressage and is succhh a smooth ride. These aren't the best videos, as she tends to overbend in a pelham, but this is her off-track trainer riding her:

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Yes, I thought she might have won a bit cause beng a thoroughbred person myself, I know a good racehorse when I see one haha! She looks a lovely ride, even in the pelham. Shame she can't jump cause of her splint because she has a nice big butt plenty of power in there.

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I think she's lovely!

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Her neck is set on a bit low and shoulder more upright than excell's. Really nice hip angle, well sprung ribs. She is not chopped liver!
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Thanks She was much faster than Excel on the racetrack....poor boy retired from being too slow after racing until 5 y/o!
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From that trotting video, she sure has learned to duck behind the bit. That's a very hard habit to fix.

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That was her first time in a Pelham with her trainer off the track; the problem has since been corrected. I ride her in a simple jointed snaffle.
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