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post #1 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Please critique my mare.

Hi there!
I just joined this forum today. I'm from Canada and my name is Katie. I would love you guys to critique my mare Willow. She is about 15.2hh and around 8 years old now. I use her for mostly pleasure riding, I do occasionally jump her too nothing over 3ft, and nothing too serious. She looves to jump though!

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post #2 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 03:20 PM
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Welcome! She is really cute! My favorite color too!
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post #3 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 03:23 PM
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She's a very pretty girl. Most of the pictures are impossible to judge conformation from but there are a couple of decent ones there.

What I see is that her shoulder is a little steeper than ideal and her neck is a bit short. She is also a touch downhill and her head is a little coarse for an Arab. Her back legs might be just a little bit posty but not too bad.

However, her front legs and feet are perfect, nice short back, and beautiful gaits. I also love how thick she is through her chest and rump. Nice stout horse you got there.

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Wow, she is one heck of a gorgeous girl. Arabian, right? My favorite kind of arab-gracefully delicate, but with enough bone structure to give them substenance! I know this sounds weird, but her structure kind of looks like my Percheron's. Is she part draft?

I see a bit of a steep shoulder and a bit of a bull neck, but she does okay with her neck from what I can see--it has a very pretty arch to it.
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post #5 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Tamara
Smrobs- Thank you for your critique and I know these pics arent the best but they are the best I have until Spring unfortunately. Also I believe she may have some Percheron in her. I have heard from others though that she does look Arab/Perch but other have also said Arab/Qh and no draft at all, which I can't really see personally. Would love to know everyones thoughts on what you see in her..if you don't mind :) Also why you think she has this or that in her. It doesnt really matter but I'm always curious as to see whatt others can see in her.
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Wow, she is one heck of a gorgeous girl. Arabian, right? My favorite kind of arab-gracefully delicate, but with enough bone structure to give them substenance!

I see a bit of a steep shoulder and a bit of a bull neck, but she does okay with her neck from what I can see--it has a very pretty arch to it.
Yup as far as I know there is definitely some Arab in her! :) I don't think she's full though.
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post #7 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Here are a few older pics from April 2005, don't know if they are any better to critique from or not



And summer of 2006






And just some of her running...oct 2007



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post #8 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 03:55 PM
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She's a beautiful girl! I'm jelous!

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post #9 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 03:58 PM
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Cute girl.

I am also from Canada!

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post #10 of 16 Old 02-11-2011, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!
Horse&show-where abouts in Canada are ya? :)
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