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post #1 of 44 Old 07-12-2011, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Ex-Broodmare Critique

I thought I would have you guys critique my ex-broodmare.

Name: BL Hooten Hollows Bow Tie
Breed: Miniature
Registry: AMHR
Pedigree: Bl Hooten Hollows Bow Tie Miniature
Color: Cremello
Markings: Strip on nose (only apparent when wet)

Ownership History:
2005- Bought by us

Foaling History:
2006- Silver Smokey Black Appaloosa filly
2007- Smokey Black Appaloosa colt
2008- miscarriage (colt)
2009- Palomino Appaloosa gelding
2010- Silver Smokey Black Appaloosa gelding (kept)
2011- Palomino filly (kept)

Purpose:
Possible local show horse. Nothing more. Lol.

Training:
Jumping
Halter (shown as foal)
Knows ground manners

I try to know as much as I can about my horses. Conformation is a big thing for me.

What I notice-

Long back
Short neck
Dwarfish head
Monkey mouth
Butt High
Roached back? (Could be from lack of topline?)
Cow hocked

She does have a broodmare belly. I do know that but that doesn't worry me. It doesn't hinder her what so ever.

I've worked hard with this mare. Previously her weight was HORRIBLE. Skin and bones. I worked hard to up her weight up before she foaled. She's keeping weight on pretty good now.

I have no other goals for this mare but to keep her active and not be a pasture puff. I've taken her from a mare scared of jumps to a mare who will willingly jump 75% of her height. I've also been teaching her, her manners.

Confo pictures-

Side:
May 21st:



June 16th-



July 9th?-


Front:



Hind:



Videos:

July 6th:

July 9th:

Jumping Stills:

July 6th-



July 9th-


Her current jumping maximum is 20''.

NOTE: We DON'T have any intact males so NO more foals. Thank you.
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post #2 of 44 Old 07-12-2011, 06:58 PM
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Is she pregnant at present? She looks either very pregnant or very obese. Miniatures are typically very easy keepers and don't require much, if any, grain.
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post #3 of 44 Old 07-12-2011, 08:49 PM
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Should her stomach look like that? How long ago did she foal last?
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post #4 of 44 Old 07-12-2011, 09:05 PM
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Monkey mouth? I think she has a cute mouth!
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post #5 of 44 Old 07-12-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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On the topic of her belly: She is NOT pregnant. We sold our stallion before she sold (a month before) and our colts were gelded in October and March. She foaled April 30th.

She is NOT overweight. The belly has nothing to do with her being obese (She's about a 5/6 on the scale and weights about 240lbs). She has been pregnant 6 times and her belly has dropped gradually after each one.

The belly is there even if she is underweight (last spring/fall she was ribby and hippy. I'll post pictures when I get home for proof) She is wormed regularly too.

So no. She is not pregnant. The belly is just her and it doesn't go away when she's severly underweight. She also isn't an easy keeper. She requires grain to keep her healthy. I feed her Purina's Miniature Horse & Pony.

It is suspected that her pre-pubic tendon is stretched, but it hasn't been proven. But, her belly doesn't bother her. As you can tell by her jumping pictures and videos. She flies over the jumps!

She does have a monkey mouth. She has an underbite. But only one of her foals ever inherited it.

I'll have to post pictures of her from after he first foal (2006) and of her skinny in 2010.
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post #6 of 44 Old 07-12-2011, 11:19 PM
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Have you found a farrier yet? Her feet are scary still.

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post #7 of 44 Old 07-12-2011, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Have you found a farrier yet? Her feet are scary still.
Not yet. The ones that I called never called me back; unfortunately. I was really bummed about that. BUT, my vet gave me some recommendations so I'll be looking forward to calling them on my day off this week. (Thursday)

And there's a QH/Paint breeder not too far away from me (15 minutes?) that I'm going to try and call tomorrow.

I got kind of behind on that with FFA/baling/chickens/fair all smack dab in this month.

I have about four numbers that I'll be calling.

The whole farrier thing scares the crap out of me since I don't want to get a crappy one and that is really a hard thing to sift through. It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it. Its a huge responsibility and it makes me nervous.

Its like, I can handle the training, foaling (watching, lol), vet, feeding, research, care, but farriery is a HUGE responsibility and I have to find a really good one. That and one that is willing to trim seven minis. I don't want to mess up!

Ok, I'm going to just hit, "Submit Reply" but I'm getting the shivers now. Grrr.
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post #8 of 44 Old 07-13-2011, 02:37 AM
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Not yet. The ones that I called never called me back; unfortunately. I was really bummed about that. BUT, my vet gave me some recommendations so I'll be looking forward to calling them on my day off this week. (Thursday)

And there's a QH/Paint breeder not too far away from me (15 minutes?) that I'm going to try and call tomorrow.

I got kind of behind on that with FFA/baling/chickens/fair all smack dab in this month.

I have about four numbers that I'll be calling.

The whole farrier thing scares the crap out of me since I don't want to get a crappy one and that is really a hard thing to sift through. It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it. Its a huge responsibility and it makes me nervous.

Its like, I can handle the training, foaling (watching, lol), vet, feeding, research, care, but farriery is a HUGE responsibility and I have to find a really good one. That and one that is willing to trim seven minis. I don't want to mess up!

Ok, I'm going to just hit, "Submit Reply" but I'm getting the shivers now. Grrr.
This is very disappointing. That is all I will say.

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I'm sorry, but anyone and I do mean anyone that breeds any creature of Gods as often as you did, doesn't need any animals. No wonder she has a stretched or torn abd ligament. And for shame on those hooves. I'm a busy person too but my animals get taken care of !!!!!!!! And that's my only reply.
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She is NOT overweight. The belly has nothing to do with her being obese (She's about a 5/6 on the scale and weights about 240lbs). She has been pregnant 6 times and her belly has dropped gradually after each one.
That sounds rather strange. I have a friend who breeds and her mares don't have a belly to the ground. Did vet look at her by any chance?

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