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        11-21-2009, 06:48 PM
    Possible new horsey!!

    I know these pictures aren't good for a conformation critique, but what do you think of her overall? I am considering buying her. She is a registered Oldenburg Mare, although we have not been able to find a brand on her anywhere, my trainer does have her papers and everything. My trainer just got her and another one on Tuesday so she has all of the papers, I have not been able to look at them yet.

    She is 14 years old and 17+hh. She has not been worked with in about 5 years and so I am having to COMPLETELY rebreak her. She is fine to put a saddle on but doesn't like the bit and bridle so much. We are taking it very slowly though. I worked with her today, for an hour just on teaching her stand. She finally understood it by the end. It made me happy! She will be a lot of work and I am ready to spend the time with her. She is exactly what I want in a horse and I think she is gorgeous!! I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. Lol






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        11-21-2009, 07:29 PM
    Green Broke
    She's a big beautiful horse.
        11-21-2009, 07:49 PM
    I love how her back end looks, but her front end almost scares me, maybe it's just the picture or how she's standing but her front legs look very weird and odd shaped.

    Also can she be lead without the stud chain? IMO it's not a way to lead a horse at all and if you need that to lead the horse, there are holes in the foundation
        11-21-2009, 08:05 PM
    She looks kind of downhill.
        11-21-2009, 08:26 PM
    She looks very heavy in her front end and light behind, but she's got big dinnerplate hooves and looks strudy. But you already said you were in love with her, so it shouldn't really matter what we say:) No horse has perfect conformation, so if you like her personality, I say go for it.
        11-21-2009, 08:35 PM
    I need that chain or else she does not listen to me at all! She will try to run me over and she doesn't exactly understand personal space. She stepped on my foot the other day. I have tried leading her with just a normal lead rope but that doesn't work. Like I said I am working on her leading and standing and getting her to actually focus on me. I am taking things very slowly and I do not know when I will even be able to ride her. I am hoping by the end of February, but it would be awesome to do it sooner! Haha but I am not rushing her. =)

    In the first pictures, yes she does look off in the front, but that was because she kept moving...I never noticed that she looked downhill, but I agree, she kind of does. O well, I will deal with it. Haha I really do hate using chains on horses, but I had no other option. =( Hopefully soon she will understand and listen better and I won't have to use it anymore!! She may also look weird because she is VERY overweight.

    Any name suggestions though?? Her name is Donna, but my first horses name is also Donna, so I need to think of a new one for her. Haha!
        11-21-2009, 09:23 PM
    May I suggest trying to start back to basics...walk with her and then stop and start going backwards moving your arms and wiggling the rope and jumping and the whole likes :) I had to do that with my mare for a long time for her to learn that when I stop, it's time to stop and if I back up it's time to back up ;)
        11-21-2009, 09:28 PM
    Oh don't worry, I have been doing that. Because of what I worked on with her, she will stand as soon as I stop or when I say stand no matter how much slack is on the lead rope. But I do need the chain because if she isn't focused on me (the horse that she came with, even though they are now seperated, constantly calls for her and she focuses more on the other horse) she won't even watch and she will walk all over me. If I yell or just pull on her with a regular leadrope, she doesn't care at all. I have tried giving her treats and trying a bunch of other stuff, to get her to focus on me more, but nothing works except the chain. I do not like using it, but I have no other option. I really hope that I won't have to use it very soon!! =)

    Thanks to everyone though!
        11-21-2009, 09:37 PM
    Im a QH girl, so no critque from me, but she is big and gorgeous.
        11-21-2009, 09:54 PM
    That sounds to me to be more or less a relationship issue than anything else. Have you tried just sitting with her in the pasture? If I find any of my horses are paying more attention to another herd member I go back and just spend undemanding time in their pasture with them

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