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post #1 of 7 Old 06-04-2009, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Conformation Critique Please :)

Sooo I don't know anything about conformation so I thought I'd learn something. This is Fiona, a little grade pony mare that I'm leasing. I'd love to buy her and if I do we'll work on that whole grade thing, I think with some work she can at least be registered due to a show record. She's 13.2 and black, just very sun faded. If you could critique and point out faults that'd be awesome, also showing a picture of what it looks like when correct would be good too, so that way I learn something :)

I don't have the best pictures because I took them myself but they should work.

Okay so this one is not a great confo pic as she's in a fly sheet but she looked too cute for me to resist!
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-04-2009, 09:59 PM
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Straight pictures from each side and then pictures taken from the front and back of her legs would be better. Especially if she was standing on level ground but I will do what I can.

She is a very cute pony. She has good sized feet and long legs for no taller than she is. Her croup is a good length and has a good angle. Her shoulder is a little steep and her neck ties in a little bit high. She may be a bit ewe necked but it is hard to tell. Her pasterns are a little short and upright. She may be pretty cow-hocked but it is hard to tell how bad. All in all, I like her. She is a precious little horse with a very expressive face. Adorable and I love her little feathers on her feet. ;)

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She's a pretty well balanced girl; nice shoulder ( a bit steep, but not majorly so), straight topline, good hip. Legs are pretty decent, although I'd like a hock that is a bit lower set. Her neck is also shorter than I like, but that is pretty common for most ponies, and doesn't necessarily mean she won't be able to bend and flex properly. I like her soft kind expression, and I am hoping she is as willing to please as she appears
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very cute! sorry not a great confo critic but she is adorable
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Thanks for the critiques! I'd try and get better pictures but I was watering horses and made the mistake of having my camera in my pocket. It got wet and now doesn't work :(
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She's pretty cute. It looks like she might be a little sickle hocked and goose rumped, and she has a straight shoulder. Other than that, I like her head and topline and she seems pretty balanced. I don't think you can register her, since she's a grade. You have to know the horse's parentage and breed if you want to register them, and even then they have to meet certain standards. My American Cream can't be registered simply because of his color.

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I'm pretty sure she could be registered with American Warmblood (or their pony register, North American Sportpony) due to some sort of show record. I can't find now where I read it but I thought I read somewhere that something like a 1st in pony jumpers at a USEF recognized event made a pony eligible? I might be mistaken. I seem to recall there being a whole list of displines and the placings that were required to be eligible... can't find it now of course :P
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