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        04-30-2011, 11:16 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Crit a Yearling

    Alright, so I've been going on and on about this yearling I have. Personally, I think she's destined to be a good horse once she grows up. From what I've seen in person, she has wonderful muscle tone already, good movement, and is well proportioned. Her head also doesn't appear as though it'll be goofy looking once she fills out. I'm hoping she comes out to be stocky like both her parents. Which I'm sure she will. Hopefully more like her father who seems pretty square in my personal opinion.

    And another opinion, as you'll see from the video, it looks to me as though she'll be really smooth. She seems to keep herself pretty level with the ground and has some fairly nice strides for just turning one year. My boyfriend who has broke a couple of horses agrees she looks like she'll be a sweet ride.

    Here's a couple pictures and a quick video so you can get an idea.
    http://i52.tinypic.com/4rqn92.jpg
    http://i53.tinypic.com/2cmvm0x.jpg (Sorry for the shadows, they were in the shade that day.)
    http://i51.tinypic.com/20a772q.jpg (Side view of her body.)
    http://i54.tinypic.com/30t5c35.jpg (Opposite side.)

         
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        05-01-2011, 12:03 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    And with my long statements on what I think is good about my horse, please don't assume I think she's perfect. I just want any flaws anyone can honestly see pointed out so I may have it to my advantage as I train her. Heck, knowing some flaws will be useful if I get the random urge to breed her when she's older (I doubt it'll happen - I don't want to be out of a good horse just to get a baby when I could buy one already born).
         
        05-01-2011, 12:34 PM
      #3
    Started
    Love her coloring, but as for a critique, you've got two things going against you. 1) the pictures don't show her squared up, so it's hard to tell anything conformation wise and 2) she's a yearling and yearlings still have so much growing to do. Usually they are in that awkward, gangly stage.

    I can't wait to see pictures as she grows up.
         
        05-01-2011, 12:43 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    I know. I'd have a decent conformation picture if I could get a halter on her. This is the best I can throw out, and I'm simply asking for the best anyone can give with what I've got. I know she's young, but crit can still be given on what they can see might happen as she gets older.
         
        05-01-2011, 01:58 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Looks to be ribby. Maybe wormy or not getting enough nutrients. Can't tell much else from what you provided
         
        05-01-2011, 02:01 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Y'know, I just realized I uploaded the smaller pictures, so I'll do everyone a favor and give links to the bigger versions.

    http://i52.tinypic.com/1555hd3.jpg
    http://i55.tinypic.com/55nfk3.jpg
         
        05-01-2011, 04:55 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    Very pretty.
         
        05-02-2011, 10:41 AM
      #8
    Green Broke
    Long backed, tied in a bit below the knee.. and a bit back at the knee in the one photo (two flaws I do not like at all). Her angle between her scapula and humerus is too acute (the humerus lies at a very low angle and the angle between humerus and scapula leaves limited ability for her to pick up her knees). Hocks are a bit high and round.

    She is also rough coated and a bit thin. Probably needs worming and higher quality feed. At one year old she should be halter broken and leading, allowing her feet to be handled etc.

    Pretty markings, but you can't work the markings.. you work the horse underneath 'em.
         
        05-02-2011, 06:02 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    She has a rough coat because I haven't been able to halter and groom her. I know at one year she should be more trained, but the man who owned her before has a bad back and couldn't get out to mess with her between that and work. I'll worm her as soon as I can.

    Also, I was wondering if someone could give me comparisons between the flaws on her and a supposedly non-flawed horse? Especially the long back thing, since I can't get myself to see the difference.
         
        05-02-2011, 06:30 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Having done some conformation research rather quickly, reading on what I could - I was wondering how many of her "flaws" would affect her as a simple trail/work horse that is not used for showing purposes?
         

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