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        11-26-2010, 11:08 PM
    Green Broke
    Let us know how the try-out goes. She's really cute. With a little work, she sounds like she might be what you want. Nothing wrong with not liking to show. Some people just aren't competitive in that way. To each their own!
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        11-26-2010, 11:41 PM
    Body Length = 14.08
    Shoulder Slope = 56 degrees
    Shoulder Angle = 92 Degrees
    Scapula Length = 5.34 = 38% of Body length
    Humorous Length = 3.55 = 67% of Scapula length
    Forearm Length = 3.55 = 100% of Humorous length!!!!
    Cannon Length = 2.49 = 70% of Forearm length
    Pastern Length = 1.14 = 46% of Cannon Length
    Back Length = 6.61 = 47 % of body length
    Ribcage Length = 7.04 = 106% of back length
    Hip Length = 4.79 = 34% of body length
    Femur Length = 4.23 is shorter than hip
    Pelvic Length = 4.29 is shorter than hip
    Hip Angle = 57 degrees
    Femur Angle = 57 degrees
    Pelvic Angle = 66.5 degrees
    Neck Length = 8.12 = 58% of body length.

    This mare is a nice squarely built horse. I like that she’s built up hill, and I like her overall look too.

    Her shoulder slope is 56 degrees which is what would be considered steep, and the shoulder angle is 92 degrees. Her scapula length is 38% of her body and paired with the angles helps to make her as scopey as she is. Her Humorous is a little on the long side based on this photo at 67% of the scapula length. This won’t seriously hinder her, but it is a weakness.

    Her forearm is NICE and long… it’s actually the same length as the humorous…. Sadly her cannon is not as short as I’d like to go with. The forearm length is going to mean she’s really able to reach forward and make some longer strides, but a cannon closing in on 75% of the forearm length is starting to get too long for my comfort. Her Pastern is a good length compared to her cannon, but, since the cannon is on the longer side in the first place, I’m not as thrilled about it as I might be otherwise. She may tie in a bit behind the knee, and may be over at the knee just a little - but I don’t consider either to be a debilitating fault.

    Her back length is good, and her ribcage length is excellent. I like her wither, and her LS placement is good too. Her loin girth is good. Overall a nice strong back here.

    Her hip length is adequate, but nothing I’d cheer about… however, the length of her femur and pelvis are close enough (especially when we consider that a photo is not the most accurate way of doing this) that I’d say she has a really nice hindquarter. She’ll have ability to sit, ability to turn, ability to stop - overall, this is a TB who can do more than just run.

    Her hindleg in this photo makes her look camped out, at first glance, but if you look she’s not standing properly… if she were, I have a strong feeling that she’d have nice hind limb construction - plenty of angulation, but not too much so.
    Her neck is on the longer side, and very nicely shaped. She maybe ties in a little high to be “perfect” but, I don’t think she’s going to have a serious problem because of the general shape of her neck and how it already leads to a more natural ability to lift and balance.

    I quite like this horse. I think she’s well able to do her job, and do it pretty well. The biggest weakness would be her steep shoulder and long humorous… but paired with the rest of her great strengths, it won’t slow her down.
        11-27-2010, 09:54 AM

    I really appreciate the time spent Unicorn! I am going to print ths out to show my dad ( He doesn't know anything about confo. ,so he was worried)

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