Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cincinnati, OH (USA)
What a cute mare! She's got some nice horses back in her bloodlines...Northern Dancer, Secretariat, Mr. Prospector, and Bold Ruler...anyone would recognize those names! (Okay, well, most horse people should.)
Anyway, conformation critique. Here goes.
*Her legs are long and elegant looking, but still very sturdy. She has nice big knees, short cannon bones, and apparently flat, clean tendons.
*The length and angle of her pasterns is very nice, and ideal for long-term soundness.
*Her shoulder also has a good angle to it, which should, in theory, make for a long, smoother stride.
*Her overall balance appears to be flat or slightly uphill. Which is beginning to be a rare thing in OTTBs.
*She has a gorgeous chiseled face and bright, kind eyes.
*Her back, though of an average length, appears unusually swayed for a 6 year old mare. (Has she been used for breeding at any point?) However, this could be an illusion due to the height of her withers.
*She is post legged (very straight through her hocks)
*Appears cow hocked, though that could be her posture and/or simply signify a need for corrective shoeing.
Overall though, I think she's a very nicely built horse! If you're looking for a fun sport, I bet she'd make a nice jumper. :)