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        07-27-2007, 10:51 PM
    Conformation Critique please!

    Please critique my 2 yr old b/s filly! Good and bad things welcome! Sorry that's as square as she's gettin in the pasture! Lol try not to pay to much attention to the lump on her jaw! That is a tooth! She went to the vet for an impacted cap or something like that n they want to leave it in a bit longer so we have to live with the ugly bump! In the last pic of her trotting she's shakin her head n it looks a bit werid, but that's ok! I would like to start showing her(not really sure in what yet, any suggestions?) here soon. I was wonderin how you think she'd hold up in halter n possibly w/p or something!
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        07-28-2007, 12:06 AM
    I think she's pretty darn nice. The one really negative thing I see is that she has very short, upright pasterns.

    I wish she had a little more muscling in her topline, her neck looks a little scrawny in the first picture, but it also looks very graceful in the third picture. Overall, she looks very healthy with good muscle tone. She's got a clean throatlatch, a pretty head. Her shoulder has a decent slope to it, might be a touch steep, but I think its fine, it looks better in the second pictures, so the light might just be playing tricks on my eyes. She has well-defined withers. Its hard to tell for sure, but her legs look straight and clean, would like to see a front and back view.

    Overall, her body is balanced, she's neither uphill nor downhill and she's got a short back. She's very well tied together. She's a little steep in the croup and she has a long gaskin, but her legs seem to line up straight even though the one closest to the camera (in the first pic) isn't square.

    Anyway, that's my two cents. I like her, but I don't like her pasterns:P
        07-28-2007, 05:07 PM
    Thanks for such a wonderful critique! I totally agree about her pasterns that's always bothered me a bit as far as how its goin to affect her later on because she also has fairly small feet :( but that's a halter bred for ya! She's not been put into any kind of work yet (lol I been a bit lazy with her) outside of longeing here and there! So that should bring on better muscling and a stronger topline with time. Thanks again!
        08-01-2007, 10:44 PM
        08-02-2007, 06:57 AM
    She's pretty. How tall is she at 2?
        08-02-2007, 06:58 AM
    Sara, many qh has small feet. Mine has too. :)
        08-02-2007, 10:02 AM
    Sara took the words out of my mouth .
        08-02-2007, 09:33 PM
    Sorry I didn't mean to butt in on your post. I messed up and hit the wrong one. I hope I didn't mess up you post. I will post it right this time. Again sorry.
        08-02-2007, 11:06 PM
    :P I could agree with Sara, she is under devolped, but according to her age that is a normal thing Otherwise she is gorgues!!
        08-03-2007, 11:30 AM
    Totally agree with Sara! The upright pasterns are making her a bit posty behind as well. That and the small feet probably will affect her later in life - this is why I don't like a lot of halter breeding.

    But the rest of her is a beautiful horse!
    And so shiney...

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