Here is my new mare. She was a free horse that my friend had at her place and her owner dropped her off and never paid board or heard from. She is about 6 years old and about 14 hands. I will tape her soon to find out her real height. She has not been ridden in the last two years, except what I have done with her in the last two days.
She was broke in a high ported, long shanked western bit, so for the first ride I have her in a low port kemberwicke. I plan switch her to a plain snaffle, but some horses that where broke in a harsh bit like that will run out in a snaffle. I just wanted to get an idea of what she would do first.
She is really calm and pretty relaxed for a horse that has not been messed with in so long. She is also a quick study. She obveously had never been lunged before and is catching on quick.
I really just want a critique on her conformation. I know she is a little cow hocked and her top line needs muscling up. I plan on using her for lower level dressage and hunters.
Here is a side shot.
From the front.
From the back.
And a shoulder shot.
Here she is with tack.