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    01-10-2009, 02:57 AM
Originally Posted by Jubilee Rose    
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!!
Yeah I've just recently gotten back off crutches so I'm still trying to find my lower leg again haha! I have moments in the trot where my leg goes forward... am hopefully helping myself out by getting my new saddle shortly! I like to fix the problems but I know with the Isabell having the stirrup bars back further it's going to help my injury out while I ride :)
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    01-10-2009, 02:58 AM
Originally Posted by mlkarel2010    
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
Thank you!
Yeah, I'm working on the hind end... don't have any hills close by to trot her up, but once we're road safe I'll be taking her for hacks :)
    01-10-2009, 02:59 AM
Originally Posted by girl_on_black_pony    
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
Thank you so much!
Will try collecting her up a bit more, just don't wanna be pushing her too much too fast haha!
    01-10-2009, 12:43 PM
Her hooves are cracked and chipped up in the first set, I'm not sure about the second.
    01-10-2009, 07:09 PM
Originally Posted by shmurmer4    
Her hooves are cracked and chipped up in the first set, I'm not sure about the second.
It says in both photos that she was due for the farrier... Her feet are not cracked and chipped, she had seedy toe in both front feet before I got her, and so he had taken some of the toe off so I could treat it. The farrier I'm using (as it's being a hard task to find one that will take on new clients) is leaving too much toe on her despite my asking for more toe to come off... this means her feet are splaying out... he's also cancelled on me again this time round, so she's now a week overdue.
I'd love to have taken these photos when she wasnt so long in the foot, but I didn't have access to a camera.
    01-10-2009, 07:46 PM
I don't know much about conformation, but your horse looks so happy and relaxed in the recent riding photos! It seems like you two go well together.
    01-10-2009, 08:05 PM
Thank you hillbillyin! She's a lovely mare to ride :) I enjoy her so much... and she enjoys her work just as much, which is refreshing to experience!
    01-11-2009, 09:41 PM
Originally Posted by ohmyitschelle    
Her feet are not cracked and chipped, she had seedy toe in both front feet before I got her, and so he had taken some of the toe off so I could treat it.
Just curious ... what is seedy toe? I've never heard of it.
    01-12-2009, 01:03 AM
Originally Posted by Jubilee Rose    
Just curious ... what is seedy toe? I've never heard of it.
It's a fungal condition that likes to breed inside the hooves in winter... as the mud compacts the condition in... I think it's also called "White Line Disease" but I'm not sure... once your horse has it, the farrier opens the area up so the mud can't trap it in... you just have to clean and treat it. Hence the little cut outs in her feet. The air kills it I think... or helps anyways... lol... cos it travels in the soil, if you have other horses on the property they're likely to get it... thankfully its gone... but the mud on the property is awful, so I have to treat my horses feet with preventions for things like thrush also, as I can't move my guys to a better property over winter being a uni student it's not accesible to have them across town instead of 10 mins away.
    01-12-2009, 02:25 AM
If you throw enough money at one they will take new clients.

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