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post #1 of 6 Old 08-05-2011, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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critique my new mare please!

My new mare is coming in 2 days. Shes free to a good home since her owner is more interested in her having a happy home than the money. she is giving her away due to work commitments & breaking in her 3yr old pony. This is 'Chance' shes a 14.2hh Thoroughbred x New forest mare. im pretty sure shes brown but correct me if im wrong lol. what can you tell me about her comformation? i noticed shes over at the knee on her front right leg, but the other seems pretty straight. what sort of problems will this cause? oh and shes 17 years old. not a great confo picture but its the only one i have of her. also some of me riding her. is there anything that sticks out that i should be worried about?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-05-2011, 02:05 PM
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No critique, but she's definitely brown =)
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I don't know about the knee thing, I'd ask a vet if I were you. But she looks like a pretty little mare to me.
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It's a little hard to tell from the pictures posted, but she looks to be fairly well balanced, good shoulder angle, needs some muscling and definition, but overall I don't see anything as a big red flag. In the first picture, it looks like she has pretty steep pasterns but the other pictures look fine so it may just be the camera angle. Good luck with her !!
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I don't know about the knee thing, I'd ask a vet if I were you. But she looks like a pretty little mare to me.

as far as i know her leg has always been like that, and her owner has said she has never had any problems with it & she has never been lame so im not all the worried. i was just wondering if it would be more likely for her to get arthritis or anything like that with it in a few years time
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-05-2011, 04:32 PM
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as far as i know her leg has always been like that, and her owner has said she has never had any problems with it & she has never been lame so im not all the worried. i was just wondering if it would be more likely for her to get arthritis or anything like that with it in a few years time
Any time a horse has had an injury to a joint, they are more likely to have arthritis or problems as they age. A good vet can tell you if there is any arthritis present or the potential for issues as she ages. They can also give you some advice on supplements or riding restrictions that will prolong the riding life of your horse.
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