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        08-18-2009, 11:28 PM
      #1
    Foal
    New Horse...Potential?

    Hello all!

    So my new project mare finally had her photoshoot lol and I figured I'd throw her to the wolves :)

    She is an approx 11yr old Morgan/ASB cross (maybe?) who came from AC4H a few years back...She has a LOOOOONG way to go under saddle as she is very anxious and nervous when someone is one her. But I see potential :) I think she is actually quite well put together for a cross IMO. Maybe her heads a little big for her body but I think its cute lol.

    What do you guys think? I apologize if these arent the best pictures, I didn't have anyone to help, let me know if you'd like to see different ones!

    Without further ado...here's Jazzy!












    She usually has her neck craned like the Saddleseat horse she was bred to be...but this picture is why I want to do Dressage with her :) Now imagine that impulsion with her head down...



    Go ahead...tear her apart...you know you wanna :)
         
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        08-18-2009, 11:47 PM
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    Showing
    I don't really know much about either of those breeds but I will do my best. She is a pretty good looking horse IMHO. Her shoulder is a bit steep, she toes out in the back, and looks like she may be a bit back at the knee. Also, one thing that kinda bugs me is that her front half and back half look like they came from different horses. Her front reminds me of a QH and her back looks gaited. Not bad though. Her face is just adorable.

    Her stride is just incredible. When she calms down under saddle a bit, she will certainly be an eye-popper.
         
        08-26-2009, 11:45 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    I love the face and neck...but, if you are going to do dressage, it might be difficult because she is down hill (hips higher than withers) meaning she will have more difficulty getting her hind legs under her, which is one of the main points of dressage.
         
        08-27-2009, 09:54 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    I think she's quite well put together, her legs look lovely. I don't see how she's built downhill, from what I can tell her withers are at the very least even with her hips. With some training she's going to be gorgeous under saddle.
         
        08-27-2009, 05:24 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by roro    
    I love the face and neck...but, if you are going to do dressage, it might be difficult because she is down hill (hips higher than withers) meaning she will have more difficulty getting her hind legs under her, which is one of the main points of dressage.
    Okay sry I was confused last night >_< but what I mean is that she has a very powerful hind, possibly downhill possibly not, which would make it more difficulty for her hind legs when you get to smaller canter circles, collected trot etc. But you will easily make it to first level with the right training.
         
        08-28-2009, 05:43 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Pretty horse. Her hip is actually even with her withers. She's not built down-hill, she appears this way because of her weak back due to incorrect training. She is being forced to carry her head in a vertical position causing her to hollow her back which is apparent in the under saddle photo. This horse needs to go back to the VERY basics to learn how to seek the contact of the bit which will therefore build her topline. My guess is she acts nervous because she is in such pain from incorrect training. I would recommend putting her in a regular snaffle bit, give her her head, and ride her bareback as she doesnt have any muscles in her back to hold weight comfortably and a saddle will just cause more pain at this point.
         
        08-28-2009, 09:32 PM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by AMKEquestrian    
    Pretty horse. Her hip is actually even with her withers. She's not built down-hill, she appears this way because of her weak back due to incorrect training. She is being forced to carry her head in a vertical position causing her to hollow her back which is apparent in the under saddle photo. This horse needs to go back to the VERY basics to learn how to seek the contact of the bit which will therefore build her topline. My guess is she acts nervous because she is in such pain from incorrect training. I would recommend putting her in a regular snaffle bit, give her her head, and ride her bareback as she doesnt have any muscles in her back to hold weight comfortably and a saddle will just cause more pain at this point.

    Oh that is what was confusing me xD yeah what you said.
         

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