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    03-09-2012, 03:38 PM
please critique my mare's conformation

I am defintely not a comformation expert, so I appreciate all feedback--good and bad. Please note that she has a corrective shoe lifting her front right (hence the squirrely angle). Be brutal. I can take it! she's also a little thin and needs some muscle on her topline.

Vital stats: mare, tb, 5yo, 16hh, race breeding (but never raced)
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    03-11-2012, 08:38 PM
I guess I'm not a confirmation expert because I think she's beautiful...just needs more fat and muscle like you said.
    03-11-2012, 09:36 PM
She's what they call "fine boned" where her cannon area on her front legs are narrower at the top than at the bottom. Her neck ties in a little low, he has a "jumper bump", and she has a very deep throat latch. Her neck is also inverted and long.

It's hard to tell much else unless she's standing completely square. I'd say she needs more muscle but her weight looks fine.
    03-12-2012, 12:17 PM
Thanks for all the feedback. I really appreciate it. What is hunters bump?
    03-18-2012, 12:01 AM
The jumper bump is that bump at the top of her croup, instead of it being a smooth transition from the back, over the croup, down to the dock, she has a little extra bump. It tends to be a sore spot for horses who have it. I've spent a lot of time massaging my pony's booty because she has it too, but they tend to always be "reactive" there, so I just spend a little time working out the knots and loosening the muscles on either side when gets more reactive than normal.

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