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post #1 of 30 Old 03-16-2011, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Critique 9 year old mare

This is my evener MaggieMay I am considering breeding her in 2 years provided there is a nice stallion out that I like.
Tell me what you think be cruel

The last picture is taken in October before her clip for hunting hence the long shaggy coat!!
The rest were taken in the summer just when she was being let down from a full season of eventing. I threw in some actioin shots so you can see her movement and jump
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post #2 of 30 Old 03-16-2011, 09:17 AM
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Longer striding enduro/dressage type.
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post #3 of 30 Old 03-16-2011, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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sorry??

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post #4 of 30 Old 03-16-2011, 09:55 AM
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She looks pretty good from what I can see... definitely a lean type build. I personally would like to see more of a rump on her and a neck that maybe tied in a little higher with a bit more substance to it?

Then again, I like my horses to have big engines... so I may be a little biased for something of more "substance" ^_^

I love her big doe eyes though... she seems very sweet.

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post #5 of 30 Old 03-16-2011, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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I loove a big bum personally as well if I breed her it would prob be to a big irish hunter or maybe thouroughbred im not sure yet!

She is a lovely mare who is a pleasure to work with and throws her hand at everything

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As much as I like her head, neck, shoulder and front, and bone, I really do not like her back end or her coupling at all. She is long backed and weak backed and I do not like the angles in her hind legs.

I would be VERY careful breeding her.. look at stallion PROGENY (in addition to looking at the stallion) to see if a stallion with a shorter coupling and better back end throws those traits in his offspring.

I probably would not breed her due her poor hind quarter conformation as presented in these images.

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post #8 of 30 Old 03-16-2011, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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I agree fully her hind-end is not ideal however I like her long back as a potential to carry easier.

Ideally I would go for a very powerful hind-end in my stallion with the potential to create a better eventer.
However I find her pros do outweigh her cons that is probably my biased opinon

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My first thoughts mirror Elana. But it seems you see what we see and are planning for such. Good luck . You may get a really perfect baby. Or, you'll get a baby that you love just as much as a perfect baby.
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post #10 of 30 Old 03-16-2011, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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I have put some thought into it and I know I could sell the foal should it not work out.
I am fairly sure I know her weak points and can counteract them wiht the right stally

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