HELP! Please critique this Mare!! - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 7 Old 01-18-2008, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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HELP! Please critique this Mare!!

Okay.. being completely serious... I want to make an offer on this mare, but my excitement might be clouding my judgement, so please be my eyes for me :) Critique as hard as you possibly can! I won't take offence!
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-18-2008, 10:57 PM
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While I'm not ecstatic about her, there's something overall nice about this mare.

She looks to have very easy movement. Just her whole general attitude is relaxed and gentle.

I like her.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-30-2008, 08:54 AM
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She is a sweetheart. I don't know a lot about conformation so i'll let somebody else do She is a pretty mover at the trot. I wish I could see canter videos. She's not really the horse for me, but if you like her go for it. Also what are you planning to do with her?
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-30-2008, 10:19 AM
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I like her. Nothing wrong at the first sign and she looks sweet.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-30-2008, 10:37 AM
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She's not perfect. However, I appreciate the level of care put into her sales package...indicates a certain level of honesty and care taken in her early training. She seems like a level-headed young horse.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-30-2008, 11:11 AM
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Overall I like her! She's got a nice 4 beat walk where she tracks nicely with her back feet going into the footprints of her front feet. She has a decent trot. While she won't be an automatic hack winner in the upper level hunter shows she'd be decent and looks sound. As far as the dressage shows? Um, don't know! She just seems to have a sweet overall personality and I like that she licks and chews a lot when she's worked. At least has an idea of how to move off your leg and knows how two lunge. Was it just me or did they not ever canter on her back? I may have missed that.... I would think that's kind of strange. Definately worth a look to go see. She's the kind of horse I'd buy for a re-sale project. Pretty enough that someone else would want her. Fancy enough to do decently, kind personality. I'd much rather have a $10,000 horse that anyone can ride then a $100,000 that's really only going to be a professional's horse. Your market will be MUCH bigger and you'll sell much faster. I've found that timing is everything, especially if you have to pay board. Have you done the math? With a 2,500 horse, how fast would your expenses add up so you could still make a decent profit off of her? If you can make it work and she's as sweet in person as she is on video, I'd say go for it!
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-31-2008, 03:15 AM
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the first thing i saw when the rider got on her and was riding her--how cautiouse she was. she was very very timid and unconfident.--this makes me wonder if there was a reason for her to be this way.

as far as dressage horse- i have to say no. she does not have the lift for it. i have done dressage and western and i just don't see she has the momentum to do it or at least be very sucsessful.

good luck with your search!

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