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        01-05-2011, 02:56 AM
      #11
    Super Moderator
    Ok, I have to disagree with several posters before me. This filly is not cowhocked or camped under. In fact, her legs are her best feature. Her front legs are very straight and neither too narrow not too wide. Pasterns are normal, if the tiniest bit long. Angle is good, hooves look good. She is pretty downhill, but she is still growing so might be croup high right now.
    The big thing that makes her not breeding level and will affect her a bit (no Grand Prix dressage, ok?) is that her neck is really short compared to her body length, is set on low and is way under muscled. The muscling can be changed, the small/short neck cannot. Trim up her mane and it will help make her neck look longer, give her a hunter look.

    I think you totally lucked out. It couldn't possibly be that her calmness is due to malnutrition? But, no, since you've had a her awhile.
         
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        01-05-2011, 06:24 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    She really isn't all that skinny, at least not in my opinion. Since she's rode al the time I assume she's that "healthy" weight. But for muscling. How do you put the muscle on the topline and neck? And she wasn't malnutritioned when I bought her. Actually I have pictures FROM the auction when she was there. And the day I brought her home. First 4 are from the auction. The 5th is the day after we got her home.
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        01-05-2011, 06:28 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Oops forgot the last one. I also noticed her legs were VERY straight compared to all of our other horses. And she has tons of muscling in her rear end. Compared to her front. She likes to kick holes in the stall wall unfortuantly. That's one of the ways she drives me crazy lol
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        01-05-2011, 06:32 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    And as for the the dressage. Lol she is NOT cut out for dressage. She is a tad bit on the clumsy side and lacks finesse. She is definitely more of a WP horse. She holds her head low and level, has the slower gaits. Honestly it's like she over exxagerates by making them so slow or something. She definitely has speed back in that motor. Just rarely uses. Plus she COLLECTS alot and that's what I love most about her. She'll collect up her hind end and make her gaits nice and smooth. And for only being broke a little under a year since she's almost 4 and they started training at 3, I think she's awesome so far!
         
        01-06-2011, 01:19 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    Has she had a vet check? To be so so so young and so mellow and exaggeratedly slow just sends up red flags in my head - especially considering where she came from. I hope she's just naturally a wonderful, sweet girl but wow... 30 days of training and she's a bombproof beginner's horse with insanely slow gaits?

    Good luck with her!
         
        01-06-2011, 01:49 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    In the first few pictures it looks like her hooves pancake out...not sure if they are just like that or they need a trim..might be the angle. Her pasterns look a wee bit long

    Also she is a lot of muscle.Mine is lacking. She will build it up hopefully as you ride her...I like her markings :P

         
        01-06-2011, 08:16 AM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Yeah i've had her since April. She was my sisters birthday present. The vet has been out and gave all the horses and clean bill of health. And yeah her feet were a little pancaked when we got her. As she had never had shoes or anything. So our farrier came out and straightened them up, now she's prefect barefoot as well. I honestly thought something was wrong with her when we were riding one day. My sister was riding in a simple D ring snaffle and Adelaide started foaming a bit in the mouth and drooling. But I believe a question was asked here and that's a good thing with a bit in the mouth. I do believe I have found out why she was sold so cheap... it's because she's got so much white and she's a danged pig! She will find the dirtiest hole in the pasture and just wallow in it or she will poop in her food. And hay and then lay in it and make a bed. And she is THE hardest horse to keep clean, and right now our pasture is a mud hole from all the rain and melted snow so she has been just a Bay lately instead of a paint.
         
        01-06-2011, 09:28 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    I'm not trying to be mean, but she looked fuller and a healthier weight before you got her than she does now. Are you sure she doesn't have an issue?
         
        01-06-2011, 09:38 AM
      #19
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DunOverIt    
    I'm not trying to be mean, but she looked fuller and a healthier weight before you got her than she does now. Are you sure she doesn't have an issue?
    My thought too.
         
        01-06-2011, 10:08 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Mine too...
         

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