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post #1 of 5 Old 03-11-2011, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Just curious. hows Lily's conformation?

just want to know whats good about her and whats bad :)

Lily is a supposedly 15.2hh (i wouldn't say any bigger than 15hh)
saddlebred appaloosa mare, 9 years old.
apparently she is an ex show jumper, although i find that hard to believe.

shes a lovely mare, she has her moments where she can be a complete pain though.
sorry the pictures aren't very good, i wasn't taking them as conformation pictures, so they're all i have for now. i may be able to get some better ones tomorrow :)

and yes, she is very fat. many people have asked if she is in foal..shes not. its just a rather large grass/hay belly. plus she has had 2 foals with her previous owner. im getting her into shape though..slowly :P

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Pics not ideal so limited details, lean flexiable english muscle type, resonable hind quarters.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-16-2011, 11:43 AM
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this looks more like a Pony of the Americas than an Appaloosa cross.

What I really do NOT like about her is the deep drop (dip) behind her withers and the angles in her hind legs.

She is a bit back at the knees and her front leg (as a result) is a bit over straight. However, she has enough bone and substance that she can probably get away with it.

What I LOVE about her is the coupling from her back into her croup over her back. The smoothness and strength there may make up for the dip behind her withers. Her hinde end conformation from behind is very strong and powerful (may make up for the angles of the hind legs from side view).

Looks to have good, solid, feet.

I like her a good bit because of your description of working with her. I knew a horse like this growing up who lived into his 30's and spent a good deal of his life after age 9 as a therapy horse.

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Your mare is adorable I must say. But if you want my honest answer, she has a few conformation faults...
The thing that sticks out to me most is her high set/prominent withers, neither the Appaloosa or the Saddlebred have withers like her's, but that's not a huge fault.
Her pasterns are VERY upright and that could be the source of a lot of pain, and to add to the problem, her hooves are scarily upright and small.
She's a bit back at the knees but she's got that stocky Appy look that we all love so she passes on that one... :)
Because of the fact that she was a broodmare and she is an Appy cross, she's got those well sprung ribs, which isn't bad but it offsets her a bit.
Ok, I love that butt. She's got so much power there, it's making me jealous...
Altogether, your mare is adorable and beautiful, she just has a few things that aren't perfect. But she wouldn't be perfect without her imperfections!
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