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        08-12-2008, 01:23 PM
    Please Critique this Mare

    Hi folks, I'm new to this forum. I'm a larger rider (much larger, lol) and I'm also severely allergic to horses. That has a *little* to do with the weight problem. Steroids are the only things that keep me breathing some times.

    I currently have 4 horses. One is a belgian cross (Dusty). He's 13 years old and perfect, lol. I am very allergic to him though and I have a couple ladies who are interested in him.

    My other 3 are young curly draft crosses. Curly horses are hypoallergenic and as such, I'm not allergic to them. It's freaking awesome to play with my horses and not have an allergy/asthma attack!!

    Because of my size, I won't ride a horse until it's 5 at least. So I've got at least 2 years before I'll have a rideable curly. And Dusty may have found a home so I'm looking into an older curly that I can ride.

    As it happens, the breeder of one of my babies has decided to offer one of her broodmares for sale. This mare is a product of the PMU industry. She's mostly Percheron but is not registered. The interesting thing is that she is hypoallergenic also!! I tested her myself and I'm not allergic to her. She's 8 years old and is broke to ride. The owner has agreed to put a refresher 30 days on her in lieu of breeding her to the stallion.

    I trail ride mostly and putter around the arena some. I rarely ride for more than an hour and even then it's not strenuous.

    Please let me know what you think of this mare. Do you think she'd hold up to carrying a larger rider for short periods? I do NOT plan to breed her. Thanks.

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        08-12-2008, 01:40 PM
    She looks pretty solid, how big is she?
        08-12-2008, 01:43 PM
    Sorry, forgot her vitals!! She's 16.1hh and 1500lbs. Her weight compared to mine does put us below the 20% rule including tack. Thanks!!
        08-12-2008, 01:43 PM
    She looks very sturdy. I'd ride her and I'm a big person too.
    I ride a smaller horse but we don't go past an hour before she gets a break. I like a nice solid cannon bone too which she has.
    Sounds like a good deal to me.
    I think the formula is rider and tack should be within 20% of the horses weight for light riding with frequent breaks. So a 1500lb horse should be able to carry 300 lbs.
    10% for more strenuous work.
        08-12-2008, 01:44 PM
    looks like we hit enter at the same time
        08-12-2008, 03:07 PM
    Shes gorgeous. I'm not the best with confo but there is something about her that I really love. I think she has a really nice heavy build and should be able to do what you want no problems.
        08-12-2008, 03:32 PM
    Wow, she's beautiful. Pretty stocky, but a bit butt-high. I think she's in pretty good shape, though. :) I like her!
        08-12-2008, 03:49 PM
    Thanks everybody!! I appreciate you taking a look at her for me. She had her vet check yesterday and if that comes out alright, I'll be putting a deposit down on her probably.

    Poptart, do you think she looks downhill in that last pic? The last pic was taken this summer (just a few weeks ago) and the others were from when she was 4. BTW, in that last pic she is currently nursing a HUGE foal. Can you say, easy keeper?? But no worries, I and my BO know how to feed drafts. She won't starve or founder with me (hopefully!!).


    ETA: I'm not doubting you about the downhill thing. I have trouble seeing it unless it's really glaring. So I'm doubting myself!
        08-12-2008, 04:04 PM
    I was going to say go for it, but I see that you are already going in that direction. And I don't think she looks downhill...
        08-12-2008, 04:04 PM
    She appears to be slightly downhill, but not by that much. I think she looks pretty even. :)

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