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    02-24-2011, 02:37 AM
I may be wrong, but the slight downhilliness could correct as she gets older, no? (I don't think her head is ugly whatsoever, I think she is quite pretty.) :)
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    02-24-2011, 11:55 AM
Originally Posted by Starlite    
I may be wrong, but the slight downhilliness could correct as she gets older, no? (I don't think her head is ugly whatsoever, I think she is quite pretty.) :)
Well she is pretty much done growing, she is close to 5 years old. But who knows! It would be nice if she balanced out. I hope her dropping her shoulder won't be an issue. She has a big ole' butt!

And thank you!
    02-24-2011, 12:33 PM
She has great conformation for a Mustang, some of them have very weird builds. Mustangs are pretty good jumpers. When I first brought RJ home he jumped my four foot fence so we had to put a top rail on. This was after he had been trained for two years.
    02-24-2011, 01:32 PM
She is a gorgeous little girl!
    02-25-2011, 12:57 AM
Green Broke
Nothing to really add, but man she is a DARN good looking Mustang! I agree with the others that she should be a fantastic all rounder - you're not going to be doing Grand Prix on her, but you're just as likely to win the barrel racing, 2'6" jumper and 25 mile endurance race all in the same day with her! Best of luck!

EDIT - I am absolutely digging how straight her legs are. We seem to be running rampant with cow hocks in all breeds these days, and she looks beautifully straight in the front and hind end from what I can see. Fantastic balance to her, she doesn't look like she's going to disappoint!
    02-25-2011, 10:37 AM
Originally Posted by Endiku    
She doesnt have the prettiest head, but that shouldn't matter unless you planned on dressage or something too xP
This is an incorrect statement. Any dressage show that is following the standards of dressage is not concerned with the horse's looks nearly as much as the horse's ability. I understand that certain horses are favored because they tend to do better in certain movements, but this mustang could do just fine in the lower levels.

Plus, her head isn't ugly. She's in her winter snuggies from the looks of things and lots of horses (ponies and mustangs in particular) look thicker in the head when they grow their little winter beard under their chin.

She doesn't really look all that downhill to me, and she is still young enough that this could improve.

Her weight and conditioning look fantastic to me.

My only critique is that her neck is short and muscled enough that it may be challenging to achieve the optimum level of bend and flexion at times.
    02-26-2011, 01:38 PM
Thanks everyone :) She has a huge rump. It's extremely wide. Right now she has bony hips because she needs some muscling, but she is actually chubby everywhere else. When you touch her barrel, she is squishy! I am going to take some clippers to her freeze brand and get her Reg. Number so I can get a title on her.

Also, I do plan on doing dressage in essence... all my training is based off dressage fundamentals.
    02-26-2011, 01:42 PM
Good luck, it sounds like you and your mustang will make an awesome pair together!

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