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    10-06-2010, 10:35 PM
  #1
Weanling
Conformation Critique

Please critique this mare.

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

     
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    10-06-2010, 11:03 PM
  #2
Started
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, 11:05 PM
  #3
Weanling
Thanks!!!

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)
http://www.waltenberry.com/thumbslis...gid=75&hid=247
     
    10-06-2010, 11:14 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Why does it look like her front legs are crossed? She's pretty.
     
    10-06-2010, 11:15 PM
  #5
Weanling
Lol I don't know. I think its just the lightening.
     
    10-06-2010, 11:20 PM
  #6
Green Broke
That is one trippy optical illusion, lol.
     
    10-06-2010, 11:21 PM
  #7
Weanling
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, 11:28 PM
  #8
Started
Wow! Loved the reining photos. Her neck definitely looks normal in those photos :)

Lovely girl, is she a possible purchase??
     
    10-06-2010, 11:30 PM
  #9
Weanling
Bought her last Friday =)
     
    10-06-2010, 11:33 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Congrats, she's lovely.
     



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