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    01-04-2009, 06:26 AM
  #1
Yearling
Please critique my mare :) Photo overload

Hey, so I put up a thread a while back, probably three weeks into Honey's training under saddle... it's now three months down the track and she's just amazing!!
What I'm after is not so much a confo critique too much, more of a growth thing. Honey's just turned five and came to me as a very ribby, typical looking sacked from racing Standardbred last August... we've worked hard on getting more weight and some muscle (still got a long way to go) on her!
Also, I've got a few riding photos... I'm not after harsh critiques as I'm quite nervous to post these pics, but some advice would be lovely, mainly on myself.

Things to note... Honey is due for her feet to be done this week... still haven't been able to get a new farrier, and so her feet are incredibly long... I don't like the way he leaves too much toe, so her feet splay out. Honey's training has all been primarily done by myself, with the aid of my instructor. We currently are walking and trotting, and preparing for canter. Her weaknesses are that she's a bit inconsistent on the right rein at the trot, but we're working on that very day and it's getting better. My weaknesses, haha where to start! I know I need more bend in my elbow and to put my thumbs on top. I have a knee injury so I know my lower right leg is a unstable. I think I'm getting there, though, as I had really bad balance for awhile and feel like I'm actually using my core rather than relying on my hands like I used to do.
Oh and excuse the clothing I wear, I tend to just ride in whatever I'm in this summer lol.

Old photos first...














And yeah she's not so square this time round, little toad kept getting slightly off so I just took them haha.
















Riding shots...
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    01-04-2009, 09:54 AM
  #2
Showing
Wow, what a difference there is. She looks so much better now. She looks like she may be a little toed out on the front and back but it is hard to tell. Under saddle, I would like to see her collect a little better with bit pressure, but I am sure that will come with time. She looks really good and so much happier.
     
    01-04-2009, 11:17 AM
  #3
Weanling
Well from her still shots I think she is very attractive. I like her withers barrel and hip. She my be a tad bit short in the neck. She does look a little toed out in front and in back but that could be partially a result of poor farrier work lately. For the riding shots I think maybe if you used a bit more lower leg on her it mould help lift her barrel and help you bring her nose in. Keep up the good work!
     
    01-04-2009, 11:03 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Wow, what a difference there is. She looks so much better now. She looks like she may be a little toed out on the front and back but it is hard to tell. Under saddle, I would like to see her collect a little better with bit pressure, but I am sure that will come with time. She looks really good and so much happier.

Thank you! Yes she does toe out in the front and back a bit, but I think half the reason that is because she's long in the foot in both photo shots... haha! But yeah I think she still is slightly that way when she is at the right length.
Thank you so much about the comment under saddle, I too would like her to collect more. I don't know how fast to push her though, as its only been three months! She is accepting the contact, and having moments where she carries herself and steps under and works from behind, brief but awesome moments haha!
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    01-04-2009, 11:08 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by LauraB    
Well from her still shots I think she is very attractive. I like her withers barrel and hip. She my be a tad bit short in the neck. She does look a little toed out in front and in back but that could be partially a result of poor farrier work lately. For the riding shots I think maybe if you used a bit more lower leg on her it mould help lift her barrel and help you bring her nose in. Keep up the good work!

Thank you Laura! I have always liked her since I laid eyes on her, but she seems to get more attractive as the days go by! She's really grown into her body, and her head and shoulder (although still big) don't seem to stand out so much! She's better proportioned and I've actually had comments from a few people saying that its about time there was a nice Standardbred mare out showing haha. She and I have our first show (walk and trot) in April.
I'll definitely try using more lower leg, I find that when I do sitting trot (something she had to learn because of my knee injury and takes my weight well so I don't feel so bad for doing it at an early stage), she feels more engaged, and uses herself better, because I'm able to keep my leg on far better. I'm getting used to using my lower leg whilst posting, but its inconsistent.
Thank you again :)
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    01-05-2009, 01:07 AM
  #6
Foal
She looks 100 times better, GOOD JOB!! I think you guys make a great team, you both seem very easy going and patient which will help so much in the future. Keep up the great work!
     
    01-05-2009, 04:36 AM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by prbygenny    
She looks 100 times better, GOOD JOB!! I think you guys make a great team, you both seem very easy going and patient which will help so much in the future. Keep up the great work!
Thank you so much!!
She is the real cruisy type of horse, I introduce something new to her, she goes what? Oh, okay and then just goes on like she's been doing it for weeks! She really helps with my nerves, as I can get quite tense, but with her, I think I'm the most relaxed on a horse than I've ever been haha!
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    01-07-2009, 09:44 PM
  #8
Started
I agree, much MUCH better. She is looking beautiful! I can't believe the difference! It looks like she's filled out a lot and gained some muscle. Her barrel and shoulders look much better. Topline still needs a bit more work, but that will come. Undersaddle, she looks fantastic! Good job! She has beautiful, slender legs. Her neck is a bit short but I think with more muscle, it will look great. Good job with her! I think you make a very nice team. As for you, you look really good! I would suggest sliding your leg a little bit more beneath you so you have less of a chair seat, and bring your hands together, they are too far apart. Also, roll your shoulders and sit deep in your seat.

Again, great job!!
     
    01-07-2009, 10:06 PM
  #9
Green Broke
She looks tons better and has gained a lot of muscle tone. I'd like to see a little bit more on her hind end though. Maybe build that by doing collected trots and trotting up hills. But so far you're doing a great job with her
     
    01-07-2009, 11:19 PM
  #10
Banned
She seems downhill in her muscle build, which could be fixed with hillwork. She looks wonderful now, y'all are so cute together.

Just pull her nose in, that'd make a big difference.
Keep up the great work
     

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