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post #1 of 16 Old 07-08-2008, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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AQHA mare to critique

Had her on here before, however now she is in broodmare condition. What do you think of her? Plan on starting to ride her again ( she will be doing some speed events, but mostly working on the ranch), so what do I need to do to bring her back into using shape, and develop muscles that she has lost since foaling. I also have photos of her from a yearling, 2 year old, and now as a 3 year old. I know she has a looong back, and short neck and sickle hocked. And although you can't tell it from her build she has a wicked WHOA, and is pretty good with rollbacks. However she is very englishy with her movements, so I think I will be introducing her to some english riding this year also.
She is an Appendix Quarter Horse, Skipper W on the top, Bold Ruler/Paternity on the bottom. thanks!
As A yearling

As a 2 year old

And now (photos taken last week)



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post #2 of 16 Old 07-09-2008, 04:14 PM
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No withers.

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post #3 of 16 Old 07-09-2008, 05:31 PM
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She's a bit chubby, but her muscling looks good so i think it will be easy for you to build her muscle mass up
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-09-2008, 07:59 PM
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she looks nice, her withers look fine! b happy she is not swayback. the only thing is that she has a little belly, but very easy to fix. shes cute!
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-09-2008, 08:30 PM
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shes cute. after she gets rid of the bit of baby fat, she'll be even cuter! :)

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post #6 of 16 Old 07-10-2008, 04:01 AM
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she looks like a good stand of aqha - i would seriously consider getting her in foal with a stallion with a bit more height [questionmark]

someone commented that she had no wither - however this is very typical in todays quarter horses

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post #7 of 16 Old 07-10-2008, 09:14 AM
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She's only 3 right now? Why on earth does she already have a foal and how do you know how good she rides? Riding and breeding a two year old at the same time would be awfully taxing on her body.

Maybe I am misreading your post....?

She's an attractive mare. Her neck is a tad short. Her head is a little plain for a mare, but that won't affect her athletic ability. She has a nice calm expression.Sickle hocked doesn't mean anything necessarily, it's commonly found in horses that have a good stopping ability, as long as it isn't extreme.Overall, I think she'll make a nice riding horse.
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post #8 of 16 Old 07-10-2008, 12:37 PM
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She's very pretty, but a little chunky. She is only 3 you say
though....and you're already using her as a broodmare?
Little young doncha' think?

When was she broken to ride? Since you say she rides well.
Around here people break qh at 2 years old, but I agree
with barefoothooves she has a foal and also she was used
for riding at the same time...seems a lot!

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post #9 of 16 Old 07-10-2008, 01:05 PM
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I'm pretty sure that she was boarding this mare and the boarders let their stud breed this mare without her permission.

She is a cute little mare. She does have a long back and no withers at all, it must be very hard to keep a saddle in place on her. She is a little more sickle hocked then I would like to see, I usually don't mind it slightly because it gives then more power in the hind end for stopping and starting.
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post #10 of 16 Old 07-10-2008, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Yes FGR is right...I am not using her as a broodmare, but she is in broodmare shape. And I do break out horses as 2 year olds generally sacking out and arena work, depending on size. By stating she rode well, I meant she rode well given her age, she is by no means dead broke, but is comfortable with begginer rollbacks, whoa, all gaits, moving from pressure, normal green horse things...
When she isn't borderline obese she does have a wither although it isn't extremely prominent as you can see in the pic #1, so the only problem i have with saddle fitting is finding one wide enough that doesn't pinch. As disapproving as I was with my mare having a foal, I was quite pleased with the outcome. Pic#2 is the "stud" that bred my mare . As you can see he certainly isn;t breeding quality, and being a PaintXpercheron, not registered. However the foal is a very sassy, big hipped, deep chested filly, and just all around BIG!









ET reword somethings, and change pic, also barefoot, she had 45days of riding as a 2 year old
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