Conformation critique - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 02-16-2009, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5
• Horses: 0
Conformation critique

This is a 4 year old filly that I don't know what to do with. What do you think she's built for???








Last edited by CloudyBoy; 02-16-2009 at 07:44 PM.
CloudyBoy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 02-16-2009, 09:34 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Horatio, SC
Posts: 743
• Horses: 8
Goodness! What a LOVELY booty she has!!

Im not sure if its the picture or my eyes playing tricks on me, but it seems like her back is a hair long.. how tall is she? Maybe im misjudging her height =) She has (from what I can see) a nice angle in her shoulder/pastern too. She looks like she has some good shock support, making her a very easy horse to "sit" on (not a springboard like my Appy, LOL). Again, im not sure if its my eyes playing tricks on me, but the back pastern seems a bit on the longer side.. it shouldn't be a biggie though, since the weightbearing legs are the front ones. My filly currently is overextended with her front pasterns, meaning the pressure of her body falls directly on the fetlock, because the pastern is too long and put the hoof too far away from the load bearing angle. So my filly chooses to stand with her feet slightly tucked under her body (see photo below), because it relieves the direct pressure on her fetlocks because of how her long pasterns set her hooves so far infront of her... (god, i hope i didnt confuse you, LOL!) If she were to stand square, her feltocks would have a huge strain on them from the weight. I think she will tighten up with age though, she is only 10 months =)

As fas as what disciplines she'd be suited for.. im sure she could be a well rounded "little bit of everything" horse. As far as a dedicated job for her... I can see that mare looking AWESOME in the Western Ring. Nice low Quarter Horse type head set (with that lovely long slender neck of hers), slow and easy, no bump in the ride for a smooth seat.. mmmhmm.. thats the stuff!


Last edited by Skippy!; 02-16-2009 at 09:36 PM. Reason: For Clarity =)
Skippy! is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-17-2009, 12:53 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 6,594
• Horses: 1
My first thought was cutting.
There is absolutly no basis for that suggestion though
Spastic_Dove is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 02-17-2009, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5
• Horses: 0
Thanks guys, I never thought about the western ring....but now that you say it I totally agree! Oh and you didn't confuse me Skippy, I understand what your getting at!!!
CloudyBoy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
conformation critique? How much would you pay? Barngurl314 Horse Riding Critique 10 10-03-2009 08:34 AM
Conformation Critique montysshyboi Horse Riding Critique 3 02-25-2008 03:20 AM
Conformation Critique ZiSquared Horse Riding Critique 3 02-24-2008 06:10 PM
JFF...Conformation Critique for Blu, please! BluMagic Horse Riding Critique 6 12-29-2007 04:26 PM
Conformation Critique Emma&Slim09 Horse Riding Critique 14 11-01-2007 04:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome