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    12-08-2008, 05:28 AM
critique gypsy

Now I know im like the critique nazi and always get on people for providing good critique pics but I spent like half an hour trying to get her to stand right but it just wasnt working. Im going to post the best ones I have and then try and get some better ones another day.

I know she needs topline. I've only had her a month or so and she is being 're-broken' for want of a better word and at the moment we are only doing groundwork with very little actual exercise at this stage. And she needs more muscle on her neck which will come slowly being that she is a tb :)

She also has a splint on her front offside leg. My farrier has given me a natural concoction to mix up that will help that a little. Currently it is putting pressure on her tendon but he said if I keep up with putting this mix on daily it should help shrink it just enough to take the pressure off the tendon.

As I said, I know these are far from great confo pics but they arent too bad :)
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    12-08-2008, 09:37 AM
AWWW she looks great Jazzy!!
She possibly toes out a bit in front, but it's hard to tell because she could be standing funn also.
In some of hte pics (the last one and the middle two where she's almost like parked out), she almost looks like she's trying to take weight off the front a horse with navicular would or some sort of tenderness there...but it might just be the way she's built (She's a TB, right?) or maybe agan she was standing kinda weird hehe

But I must face pictures?! She is such a pretty girl, Jazzy...if she happens to be missing was was iride!!! Hehehe
But I do like her. With some muscle she'll be one heck of a horse!!
    12-08-2008, 03:39 PM
Green Broke
Shes very pretty. These pics are the best I've seen on the forum for awhile acctually. You provided both a side view and a pretty good leg shots from the front. (:
    12-08-2008, 03:47 PM
Green Broke
She's a rotund little girl! But beautiful!

She needs some general muscle up/tone down work, but nothing really stands out at me - she's gawjus!
    12-08-2008, 09:05 PM
I think she toes out a bit too, and seems to have a bit of a hay belly or at least a lack of abdominal muscles. Were you trying to get her to park out or does she always stand like that? I understand her leg is probably sore, but to stand with both legs out like that worries me. Her muzzle looks small compared to the rest of her head, which could impare her breathing if her airway has less room to expand. I can't wait to see some progress pictures and she gets more muscled and her leg heals! Good job putting effort into getting a good picture!
    12-08-2008, 09:27 PM
Steep shoulder, and she seems to be base wide? Is that the term? Can't remember... but her front legs seem slightly TOO far apart. But, she could be standing like that because of the splint. Her front legs seem possibly over or under at the knee--I can't seem to pinpoint it, but they look crooked in general. Is she an OTTB?

Lovely croup for a TB, though. :)
    12-08-2008, 11:01 PM
Lol no she was standing like that because I had to end up picking her front feet up and manually placing them where I wanted them lol she was not cooperating and in the end I went with the best stance I could get out of her lol she doesnt stand like that normally. Its a very manufactured pose ;)

The splint doesnt seem to be giving her any pain. Its not sore to touch nor does she show any signs of pain when trotting etc the farrier and chiro have had a look at it and said as long as I don't want to do grand prix XC on her she will be fine :) then with the stuff the chiro told me to put on it it should shrink it just enough to take any pressure off the tendon which he said is minimal at worst

And yes she has a hay belly but im not too fussed about that at the moment as she really isnt doing the kind of work that will add muscle. That will come in time though :)

Ginger and mayfield - yes she is a tb but never made it to the track. The breeder/trainers comment on that was 'she was to slow' :)

I've never noticed her muzzle being too narrow. It all looks in proportion to me. Ill add a face pic of her to see if it still seems that way.
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    12-08-2008, 11:26 PM
Wow, Jazzy. She's GORGEOUS. Must.Post.Pics.More.Often. LOL! She's stunning. She could use some more muscles, nice evenly shaped back, hehe lil belly too. All-in-all, she's beautiful, & I'm glad she finally stood still for the pics, lol, they can be stubborn!
    12-08-2008, 11:39 PM

I am stealing her right now!
    12-09-2008, 12:00 AM
Hehehe lol I've fitted her with an anti-theft device to deter thieves lol just kidding :)

Thanks for everyones replies :)

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