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post #1 of 18 Old 02-23-2011, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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My 4 year old mustang

This is Savanna. She's 4 years old, about 15 hands give or take. She runs a bit downhill but she has a solid set of legs which I like, since I plan on jumping her in the future. Any opinions?

^This was just for fun, and I only did it once. She went over without any hesitation or me pushing her.

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post #2 of 18 Old 02-23-2011, 10:19 AM
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Sorry I don't no much about conformation but I LOVE her long mane.
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post #3 of 18 Old 02-23-2011, 10:42 AM
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i Think she would be a great jumper(:
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post #4 of 18 Old 02-23-2011, 10:54 AM
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She has a pretty decent conformation. Her neck is well placed and muscular, and she has a nice angle to her shoulder. She is a bit downhill, so some things, like collection, will be a bit more challenging for her. Also, she looks a little thin to me, mostly around the ribs and flanks, but this might just be because of her age, she'll probably fill out a little more still.

Over all, I think she's beautiful.

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post #5 of 18 Old 02-23-2011, 11:23 AM
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she looks like a good horse that listen to what you say , and thats a good sign in horses.
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post #6 of 18 Old 02-23-2011, 12:08 PM
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nice looking for a four year old mustang! I love the way she's built- husky and very broad at the shoulders from what I see. Looks like she might have a bit of a weak rear though, and that may effect her a bit as she gets to higher jumps. She slopes nicely though, and her legs look well formed and strong. She doesnt have the prettiest head, but that shouldn't matter unless you planned on dressage or something too xP overall I think she'd be a fine jumping mount in a year or two if you work on muscling her butt up and getting her off of her forehand! Good luck =]

and p.s- don't tie her to the flimsy part of your fence, tie to the post! Might want to think about a longer lead rope too ^_^ that doesnt look like its providing a very sturdy knot.

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post #7 of 18 Old 02-23-2011, 12:10 PM
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A useful sort of horse. Her neck is short and her shoulder is a bit steep and built down hill you may find she hangs her knees a bit for jumping. She sill have some trouble stretching her self into a round frame over a fence.

She is built in a lot of ways like a halflinger. She is short coupled (good) and a bit hock high (not so good). Still, because she is not huge and has good bone, I think she will be a solid horse that stays sound.

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I really like her. She is a very nice example of a pretty good quality 'stang. She may grow enough to come closer to even before she's finished, I had one that grew another 2 inches during his 5 year old year so you never know LOL. My other one didn't stop bulking up and getting thicker and stronger until he was about 7. She has a very nice base to build on with correct work. I would love to see how much she changes in the next couple of years.
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post #9 of 18 Old 02-23-2011, 12:50 PM
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Please see whether she plans on jumping, so that your plans are in agreement.

It's our responsibility to find out what a particular horse likes to do, then allow the horse a life of enthusiastically doing it.
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Originally Posted by Endiku View Post
Might want to think about a longer lead rope too ^_^ that doesnt look like its providing a very sturdy knot.
It's not that the rope is too short, it's that it's a very stiff rope and is nearly impossible to tie a quick release with. I pulled her out of her stall for only a few moments to snap these photos, and we were in a fenced in area, so I wasn't much concerned about it ;) But thanks!

What I like about this mare is that she's very cautious about what she does, but also very curious. If she sees something she is afraid of, she will approach it more slowly, but she will never stop and refuse to approach it. She has a good few years as my trail buddy before any thoughts of showing. I agree that her head is not the prettiest... hopefully when her winter woolies shed, it will be more attractive! :) I was thinking she had some draft blood in there (ugly head, sturdy bones, poofy mane).

Thanks for all the comments guys.
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