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    03-23-2010, 04:07 AM
Green Broke
Critique my Nippa?

Ok, hopefully will have some better luck with these photos. Looking for a confo critique. Yes he's a little fatty, we're working on it haha

The last one is just for epic cuteness, Nippa's first saddle

Oops forgot to mention I know his feet are a bit (a lot) long. Farrier will be coming next week, have only recently been able to catch him.
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    03-23-2010, 08:16 AM
Her feet are scary. I assume she is over due for farrier work.

She toes out on the front right. Her front left is so unbalanced it looks like her leg is crooked from the pastern down. (Maybe she is on uneven footing, hopefully.)
    03-23-2010, 08:27 AM
He is adorable! He's got a great sturdy built for a little guy. A little short in the neck, narrow in the chest.
His toe is turning out, but it looks to be because he is standing downhill and has that leg out in front of himself.
What do you do with him?
    03-23-2010, 08:48 AM
Green Broke
Yeah he's definitely overdue for a visit from the farrier. He was unfortunately turned out in a very large paddock and he decided it was more fun to be loose in the paddock then to let me catch him. Have finally got him caught and in a smaller yard now though and the farrier will be out next week.

He was on uneven ground, but it was the closest to level/flat ground I could find on the property.

He has been a paddock ornament for a little while, due to his desire to be a wild pony haha. Have just started his training though, was hoping to do a little in-hand showing with him, although not expecting him to be a champion. Just think it will be a good experience for him, he's pretty nervy. And today I put his first saddle on, so I guess just hoping he will be a good all rounder for a kid in a few years.
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    03-23-2010, 09:10 AM
Green Broke
Oops, forgot to say thanks guys! I appreciate the feed back
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    03-24-2010, 02:42 AM
Sooo cute
    03-24-2010, 01:40 PM
I have one much like him... but much more svelt.

PLEASE be careful of his weight and of keeping his feet in better shape. I'd hate to see him end up foundering. He's adorable!
    03-24-2010, 10:25 PM
Green Broke
As I have already said, his feet are only in that condition because I could not catch him, now that he is caught he will get the same attention as all of my other horses, which will include regular farrier treatment. And he has in fact lost weight since I bought him and will continue to do so as he is now being strictly managed about what he eats.
    03-25-2010, 11:41 AM
It seems you took my observation as criticism which is not how it was meant. Perhaps I’m a little more sensitive to those fat little ponies with hugely long feet because of what I’ve gone through getting my pony to a healthy weight and keeping him mostly sound after he foundered before coming to me. Good luck with getting the weight of Nippa… I know with my guy I almost feel mean about the amount he gets to eat compared to the big horses. My guy also wears a grazing muzzle as soon as the grass comes in.
    03-25-2010, 06:06 PM
Well he is adorable! And also it sort of looks like his croup is slightly higher than his withers. Which might mean that he would be not sure. But he does have a pretty steep croup as well. Well good luck! He's sooo cute.

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