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Conformation critique please for 16 mo. old filly

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        08-06-2007, 11:36 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Conformation critique please for 16 mo. old filly

    She's a 16 month old filly. My daughter took the pictures as I was working when they went to look at her. She accepts the saddle but has never been rode(ridden). Thanks for all comments good or bad. I love honesty!

    http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...nt=Flicka3.jpg

    http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/...nt=Flicka4.jpg
         
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        08-07-2007, 06:07 AM
      #2
    Foal
    Oooh very pretty
    She actualy looks a lot like my old horse
         
        08-07-2007, 08:10 AM
      #3
    Showing
    I think she built very nicely. She looks very quiet too (not like mine which tried to buck saddle off like crazy). However I would rather not put saddle on her till may be 2 years old (those leather saddles weight quite a lot).
         
        08-07-2007, 07:18 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Shes cute, the only thing I see that I would change is that her bridle path a way to far back. But she is a cutie. She's pretty dainty so I woulden't ride her until she is at least 2 and half, I woulden't even saddlebreak her for a another 6 months. But that's just me. She's a cutie!
         
        08-08-2007, 07:56 AM
      #5
    Foal
    I think that she is very well built up but there is only one thing that I would work on and that's buildin up her neck I think it looks a bit thin lol but that's just me....and as for the saddle thing lol I first put a saddle on my filly when she was bout the same age as urs lol but I never rode her though, don't wanna buckle her legs lol. But I rode her the other day just for lik 5 mins but she is lik 2 yrs now lol
         
        08-08-2007, 08:50 AM
      #6
    Foal
    Thanks for all the opinions. We bought it for my daughter who is in the picture. She presently weighs 88 pounds(my daughter). She knows this is like an early birthday present for her. Both the filly and my daughter have birthdays in March. That's when she will get her first chance to sit on the horse. Such is the life becoming a teenage.
         
        08-08-2007, 11:16 AM
      #7
    Weanling
    I'd advise you to rethink sitting on this horse until she is AT LEAST 3 years old. I know it is common practice in the US to back much earlier, but it is genrally accepted here that it is harmful to expect a horse to carry a rider under 3yrs or to do any serious riding before it is 4yrs (jumping, if desired, usually comes at 5 yrs if the horse is brought on at a decent pace).
    It is not her legs you will be doing the most damage to, but her spine. The vertebrae are some of the last bones in the body to fuse.
         
        08-08-2007, 11:47 AM
      #8
    Foal
    Could just be the picture, but she's standing quite a bit under herself in back. Perhaps if she took another step forward it would give her a stronger back end?

    Personally, I wouldn't worry about your lightweight daughter sitting on the filly's back. Just sitting once in a while isn't going to do any long term damage. My daughter sits on her two year old. Yes, the growth plates are still developing, but you won't be causing your horse to be broken down by the time it's ten if it's being sat on.
         
        08-08-2007, 07:30 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Don't ride her until she is two, its ok to put the saddle on her just don't get in. A all leather saddle is ok they are better than those little saddle bigger trees mean more weight in a bigger space, and even a big saddle may weigh 30 or 40 pounds is not enough to worry about. Her bridle path is to far back you want to fold her ear back and that is how far her bridle path should. I would build up her neck up some.
         
        08-08-2007, 09:45 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kyani
    I'd advise you to rethink sitting on this horse until she is AT LEAST 3 years old. I know it is common practice in the US to back much earlier, but it is genrally accepted here that it is harmful to expect a horse to carry a rider under 3yrs or to do any serious riding before it is 4yrs (jumping, if desired, usually comes at 5 yrs if the horse is brought on at a decent pace).
    It is not her legs you will be doing the most damage to, but her spine. The vertebrae are some of the last bones in the body to fuse.
    you can ride ur horse if its 2 yrs old its depends on how ur horse has developed if its all tanky and muscular and you no that it can hold you no probs then y not strat slow training, im not talkin about ful work or hour rides just basic things to get ur horse use to everything.
    It all depends on ur horses development in not sayin that she should ride her horse now, not at 16 mth but I can see that this horse is already muscular and tanky and I don't see any harm in puttin a saddle on her with her 3 yr old daughter that weight what 13.

    As I said its depends on the horses development.
         

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