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    10-01-2010, 08:00 PM
Critique on 4 yr/o Mare

This is a little mare I got for dirt cheap at the sale barn a while back. She is a 4 year old quarter horse. Could I get some conformation critiques?? I will have more pictures posted soon. Thanks!
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    10-01-2010, 08:08 PM
Looks like a very nice put together horse, only thing that sticks out to me is a thin neck. Other than that, it looks like you have yourself a great horse and sounds like you got a good deal!! Surprising some of the horses that go through the sale barns :(
    10-01-2010, 08:17 PM
Originally Posted by mliponoga    
Looks like a very nice put together horse, only thing that sticks out to me is a thin neck. Other than that, it looks like you have yourself a great horse and sounds like you got a good deal!! Surprising some of the horses that go through the sale barns :(
Thank you! I was wondering about her neck too. She has a dip in front of her withers as well, I'm wondering if that will continue to get worse over the years or have any negative affects on her.
    10-01-2010, 08:33 PM
The first thing I see is GORGEOUS color!! There's only two things I don't really care for is to me, it seems like she's got a long back but it could be from the angle of the picture. The other thing is she's a bit ewe-necked right now. Now that could be from her young age or she just needs work and muscle will correct that. Her hindquarters look good so I think she just needs more muscling in her shoulder and neck. Nice large eyes and big nostrils. She's a cutie!
    10-01-2010, 08:36 PM
Yeah, now that you say that, she is a bit ewe necked. This is something that you can work on though by encouraging headset and building up neck muscling. You could cover these two issues probably quite a bit with some good muscling.
    10-01-2010, 09:10 PM
Thanks guys. I went to the sale barn just for kicks and never expected to be coming home with another... but I couldn't let this one go, especially to some of the scary un-horse-educated looking people that were looking at her. Got her for a whopping $400 but in her 3 months of training she has been just as nice as any $3k horse I've been on. I'm extremely happy with her! Its a shame she didn't come with any papers, i'm dying to know how she's bred :(
    10-01-2010, 09:53 PM
Wow, sounds so similar to my situation...I got my mare for $450 and in 3 months time she's turned out to be the best horse I've ever owned. It sucks though that you can't find her papers, I wish there was a way to do so. Maybe like DNA testing to find out who her parents were
    10-02-2010, 08:59 PM
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She's not well positioned in the one picture you have so things that I see may not actually reflect her conformation. I love her color though.

Here's a website that will give you ideas on how to set her up for pictures.

How to Take a Good Conformation Clinic Photo

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