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        08-20-2009, 05:44 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Critique Nala

    I've never really had someone critique my horse so feel free! She's a 16h Reg. Thoroughbred. She was bred to race but ended up in my hands as a hunter. Now I plan on breeding her to a Hannovarian to get a Sport Horse (fingers crossed for another pretty hunter).
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        08-20-2009, 07:28 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    She is very pretty, I love her color. What kind, lovely eyes she has, and a very nice head. She looks steep in her shoulder and also very steep in the rear pasterns
         
        08-20-2009, 11:00 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Very pretty, but she's also pretty down hill
         
        08-21-2009, 12:43 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Hm, I don't see that she is "downhill" If you pick her head up it would give her a fairly level top line. As she's standing now, you can almost draw a straight line from the top of her butt to her withers, if her head was up, she'd be just about right.
         
        08-21-2009, 02:09 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Thank you! I never noticed how steep her pasterns are. What do you think that mainly affects? She has very bad feet (**** Thoroughbreds) and it seems her heel is very short making her toes point out a bit more, I think this may be why they are so long. As for her being downhill... I wish she was all the time! She loves carrying her head lower but as soon as we pick up the trot she's a typical Thoroughbred and carries her front end higher. Hunters are typically more downhill with a sloping shoulder.
         
        08-21-2009, 08:38 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Shes gorgeous! Good luck with the future breedign plans :)
         
        08-22-2009, 12:10 AM
      #7
    Foal
    Thank you! Im super excited it's going to be my first foal :)
         
        08-22-2009, 01:31 AM
      #8
    Foal
    She is lovely! I don't think she's downhill I think its just a bad pic conformation wise. She looks to have nice conformation. Also I think the camped out look behind is just from her standing funny
         
        08-24-2009, 02:23 AM
      #9
    Foal
    Thanks for the input!
         
        08-24-2009, 09:39 AM
      #10
    Yearling
    I'm not normally a fan of chestnuts but she's gorgeous! I think mostly with the steep pasterns it's just not a great shock absorber. But they don't look particularly heinous to me.

    I think with careful selection of the stud you're going to have a gorgeous foal.
         

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