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  • Building muscle on my Arabian mare

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    06-23-2010, 07:33 PM
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When I got Roxy, she was gangly, ribby, and on a really sorry diet of *2 flakes of bermuda hay/ day* (don't even get me started on that....).

Here's Roxy after 8 weeks of rigorous exercise and a major food increase. Advice welcome on balancing her out some more and areas still needing improvement! Her neck jumps out at me from these pics, but what else? She's young, only 5, and tall, so some awkwardness is expected I know. Also, anyone want to take a stab at the Breed Guessing Game here? I was told TBxQH, but I don't really see a ton of QH....? Thanks!
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    06-23-2010, 08:42 PM
She is beautiful!! Is she some kind of Arabian??
    06-23-2010, 11:30 PM
Hm, I'd never thought arab. ? Her tail set is not particularly high, nor does she pick it up when she's moving. She doesn't really have any arab facial features that I can see, or at least not like the two other arabs we have. But who knows? Could be?? And thanks, I think she's beautiful, too. ;)
    06-23-2010, 11:39 PM
What a beautiful horse!!! Perhaps Paint x TB? She looks great
    06-24-2010, 07:04 AM
I'd go with paint x tb too ;) Definitely not arab though

She's quite nice, biggest problem I have with her is that she is long in the back, which depending on what you want to do with her could give you a few problems. Also the neck is very low set on quite a straight shoulder and upright pasterns. Bit hard as the photo's aren't fantastic, and her colouring makes it hard to see all the lines on her, but overall a nice mare.
    06-24-2010, 10:45 AM
Thanks for your opinions! I appreciate the compliments. And constructive criticism. Glad to know she's heading in the right direction as far as bulking out goes.
    06-24-2010, 11:06 AM
She's absolutely gorgeous!! You've done an excellent job with her! Maybe a Quarab or just a painted Quarter Horse?
    06-24-2010, 12:21 PM
I see tb too in her but I still see some arab I don't know why
    06-24-2010, 05:40 PM
She's beautiful!! I don't see that combo but definitely seeing where an Arab or TB crossed with a paint could work.

I've got the same case going on with my mare. Her dam was supposed to be bred to an APHA stud(by her previous owners) but according to the stud owner and her records she never was. We believe she is part Arab or Thoroughbred and the mother is a registered paint. You can definitely tell when you handle and ride her though. Is she a lot more high strung than any QH or stock bred horse you've rode?
    06-24-2010, 05:48 PM
She's beautiful!! Is she paint?

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