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        10-06-2010, 09:35 PM
    Conformation Critique

    Please critique this mare.

    She's a 6 year old QH mare. Reining bred.

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        10-06-2010, 10:03 PM
    Oooh pretty horse!
    She seems to have a rather ugly neck, like it's too skinny compared to her head/body. In that photo, she is standing under herself, and her legs look posty. Her croup is really steep and she has prominant withers (which I actually prefer to nonexistant withers, lol).

    Over all I think she's a well-made little horse, and I just love her color! I definitealy see "reiner" when I look at her! :)

    Random, but her star matches the horse's in your avatar ;)
        10-06-2010, 10:05 PM

    I think part of it is the mane on that side, if she wasn't a reiner I'd cut it off ahha.

    I actually like her neck a little more when I see her in person, definitely on the thinner side probably but when your under saddle it looks a little nicer. Or at least less noticeable.

    I agree with you on the withers, so many reiners don't have that its actually a nice thing, at least for the stopping it tends to keep them looser up front.

    Here's some proofs of her stopping (ignore the last one haha)
        10-06-2010, 10:14 PM
    Green Broke
    Why does it look like her front legs are crossed? She's pretty.
        10-06-2010, 10:15 PM
    Lol I don't know. I think its just the lightening.
        10-06-2010, 10:20 PM
    Green Broke
    That is one trippy optical illusion, lol.
        10-06-2010, 10:21 PM
    No kidding I never even noticed it till you mentioned it and now it bothers me.

    Let me tell you I have yet to see her stand like that, although I haven't seen her very much since I had to go back to University for the week.
        10-06-2010, 10:28 PM
    Wow! Loved the reining photos. Her neck definitely looks normal in those photos :)

    Lovely girl, is she a possible purchase??
        10-06-2010, 10:30 PM
    Bought her last Friday =)
        10-06-2010, 10:33 PM
    Green Broke
    Congrats, she's lovely.

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