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post #1 of 7 Old 01-25-2011, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my 'western pleasure' critter?

Hi gang! First post, figured I would just jump right in here.....

We bought Fancy last August, and have been working on a few respect issues (previously she had been left in a small field for about 3 years) She's going to work out ok, but I was wondering if 'yall can give me your opinion on how she looks? We may show her in western pleasure this year, providing everything comes together......
Sorry for the quality of pics! If there is something in particular someone wants to see, I can snap one of whatever...


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post #2 of 7 Old 01-25-2011, 11:14 PM
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She looks like the perfect little bay pleasure pony. Any horse can be a pleasure horse as far as im concerned. Work on growing that forelock and mane out! hehe Try some MTG. Smells like bacon grease but really works. haha
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-25-2011, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input JerBear! LOL that MTG is pretty powerful stuff, I managed to get it all over my hands when I first discovered it at TSC. Smelled like a damp BBQ for the rest of the day..... :p
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-25-2011, 11:41 PM
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She looks great!! It's awesome to hear that you guys are willing to put in the time with a horse that has trust issues. Best of luck!
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-26-2011, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks potucek! She's going to be a challenge, but I've got a great trainer to help keep me going in the right direction with her.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-26-2011, 01:15 AM
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She is really nicely put together from top to bottom. The only thing I could see was a slight over development of the lower neck muscle (the one running along the underside of the neck), which can indicate that she has some experience going along braced against the bit, perhaps with her head in the air. That musclce becomes larger than the one on the upper edge of the neck when the horse has a rider that pulls straight back on the reins and the horse pusher forward and up with the leading edge of the neck.
Getting her soft on the bit and supple from side to side will help to erase that.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-26-2011, 01:37 AM
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is it just me or does her back look a bit long?
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