Originally Posted by tinyliny
How old is she? She is camped under in the hind legs (sickle hocked is the other word for that) and her back is quite flat. It almost has the mildest of hunter bumps in front of the pelvis. That and the way she stands camped under make her look like her back is out or something. But it's not, right?
Her hind hooves are very upright, and that's what looked kind of club footed, but the soft earth makes it hard to see clearly.
Her front legs are nice and straight and she seems to have good bone, all around.
Her neck is set on a bit low, and very much undermuscled, but that might be her youth. Head is kind of big in relation to the body.
I cannot say how she is for barrels. My knowledge of what makes a good barrel horse is just not there.
As far as I know her back is fine. I havn't had any behavior issues that might be considered pain related either. She did toss her head a lot when I first got her but that has gotten a million times better since I changed her bit.
Thank you for your feed back. In the very least I can do my own research for what that all means for a barrel horse.
Originally Posted by Cinder
Oh ok. I thought I was going crazy for a second there. What color is she? She looks like a blue roan but I could be wrong.
I was told she's a sabino. I named her Sky because she reminds me of a cloudy day and I assumed all that red in her coat would eventually be gone. Now that her winter coat is coming in she's looking even redder. Oh well, she looks like a cloudy day with a lot of smog.