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post #1 of 7 Old 12-18-2010, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my new ride, please :)

This is Santana. She is a coming 5 year old OTTB. I can spot the obvious things, she is a little undermuscled due to lack of work and she is a little cowhocked it seems. *Disclaimer-it is VERY hard to get her to stand quietly! She is a very busy and impatient horse at the current time, so bear with me on some of the pics*

I am looking for as in depth critique as possible, so have at it!

I am looking to do some eventing with her in the future.

I know this one is a little dark....sorry :(

And this one she is resting her right hind leg a little...

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-18-2010, 05:03 PM
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she does look like a cattle horse, she looks a little under weight to me. but i think the more you work with her & all she will ba a great horse. very pretty
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I don't know much about conformation, but I'd say it looks like her pasterns are a bit long and the angle is a little too steep. Her throatlatch is a bit thick. Also, her neck meets her withers a bit low, but when she muscles up it should get better. Her shoulder also looks a tad too steep, but that can also be a tb thing. Other than that she's very cute :)

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She's quite high in the withers, ewe necked, and her head looks a little too large. There's also something funny with her hocks... swollen maybe.

She doesn't look ribby or terribly underweight, she just doesn't have the proper amount of muscling along her topline and neck, which makes her look ewed as well as hollow-backed.

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-18-2010, 07:06 PM
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Overall she is a nicely built horse. Her neck does tie in a bit low but correct exersize to develop the upper neck muscles with change that a lot. Her hind end is a bit upright and the gaskin is long and weak. I think her pasterns are just fine and really, she looks like a very nicely balanced horse who will one day be gorgeous! Lucky you.
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-19-2010, 08:12 AM
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She does look ever so slightly cow hocked in some pictures, and has quite the ewe neck. Overall, she looks fine, except maybe the back of her croup is kind of flat, and that makes the gaskin look weaker.... Hope this helps!

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post #7 of 7 Old 12-19-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone! I think this little girl just needs some muscling for the most part!

Do they have P90X for horses?! Lol
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