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    08-08-2010, 12:49 AM
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Foal
Possible new lease?

Brandy is a 14 hand Haflinger mare. Not quite sure about her age. She's an eventing pony at my barn who's been out of work for awhile. Sorry for the really blurry cross country pictures, had to take them with my cell phone. Yeah they're not really confo pics becasue I didn't get any yet (you could tell me a bit from the last pic, though its not the best), but what is your opinion on her?

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    08-08-2010, 01:01 AM
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Yearling
Oh my god she's so so so cute! I love the photos under saddle!
     
    08-08-2010, 01:54 AM
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Yearling
The only thing that really sticks out to me is that she isn't the best jumper. She reaches forward with her legs, instead of bringing the up nice and tight, though they are even. This could partially be due to the height of the jumps. I think her conformation looks good from what I can see, straight legs, nice hinde nd, and she looks super versatile. Her expression in all the photos is great!

Do you have any more info on her?
     
    08-08-2010, 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Supermane    
The only thing that really sticks out to me is that she isn't the best jumper. She reaches forward with her legs, instead of bringing the up nice and tight, though they are even. This could partially be due to the height of the jumps. I think her conformation looks good from what I can see, straight legs, nice hinde nd, and she looks super versatile. Her expression in all the photos is great!

Do you have any more info on her?
Yeah I know she isn't the best jumper but she does get the job done, and she's definetly one of the prettier jumpers at my barn, were all just happy if they get over the jumps lol. Some grids would probablly tighten her legs up. She does need to build up some muscle though, she's only been worked every once and awhile for almost a year.

What do you want to know?
     
    08-08-2010, 02:27 AM
  #5
Foal
And actually she's about 13.3 I would guess, not sure what I was thinking when I put down 14 hands. My current lease is 14 hands and I think she's just a tiny bit shorter than him.
     
    08-08-2010, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Deerly    
Oh my god she's so so so cute! I love the photos under saddle!
I love the sturdiness of drafts and now it's like all that packed into one tiny and cute package She's got really thick bones and huge hoofs, she's great for eventing!
     
    08-08-2010, 11:15 AM
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Trained
I wouldnt worry about her jumping form, that is a fault that can be fixed and is not dangerous - unlike hanging a knee.

What do you want to use this pony for / what are your plans ?
     
    08-08-2010, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
i wouldnt worry about her jumping form, that is a fault that can be fixed and is not dangerous - unlike hanging a knee.

What do you want to use this pony for / what are your plans ?
I plan to event with her. I will not be regularly showing but I am not a rider who rides 'just for fun', I train as a competitive rider even though I can't afford to show all that much. I don't worry about her jump, she gets over it safely and effectively and that's all I need to ask for, I'm not looking for hunter quality jumps
     
    08-08-2010, 12:46 PM
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Foal
I used to ride a Haffie. ;)

What exactly do you mean by "I train as a competitive rider"? If you're not planning to show I think she'd be fine to lease for fun, but that depends on your long term goals. I love hafs and I have no idea how this one is question rides, but if you want to progress to a horse I'd find another pony. That being said, this one seems like a nice pony to do elementary and maybe BN stuff on, but not competitively. If you're just looking for miles for yourself I'd say go for it, but if you want more out of your lease keep looking.
     
    08-08-2010, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by kerplop    
I used to ride a Haffie. ;)

What exactly do you mean by "I train as a competitive rider"? If you're not planning to show I think she'd be fine to lease for fun, but that depends on your long term goals. I love hafs and I have no idea how this one is question rides, but if you want to progress to a horse I'd find another pony. That being said, this one seems like a nice pony to do elementary and maybe BN stuff on, but not competitively. If you're just looking for miles for yourself I'd say go for it, but if you want more out of your lease keep looking.
I didn't say that I am not planning to show, I said that I can not afford to show that often. And by I train as a competitive rider, it means I don't just ride for fun, I train as if I show'd regularly, I train to progress not just goof around.
As for how she rides, she needs an expirenced rider, when I watch other people on her she races around like a two by four and doesn't really seem like a good horse at all. From me riding her though, she was like an angel, she allowed me to set the pace, she accepted and seeked the bit, framed up and worked from her hind end, etc. One thing I really enjoyed about her is that I could feel her whole body under me and how she moved it. She's a horse who likes to be 'asked, not told' is what I understood from her right away, and I've seen how she reacts to people who don't seem to understand that.
What do you mean if I need to advance to a horse I need to find another pony? I know that she's showed BN and won ribbons so she'll be fine for competing, but like I said I do not show that often and I do not have any special showing goals, just a show here or there. Though I do eventing, I am more focused on dressage which she really excells at, the judges love her. She has tons of knee action, and really floaty dressage movements. She even knows her flying changes.
I think she's worth it, plus if it doesn't work out she belongs to my trainer, so if I need to I can always lease another horse. My trainer is actually the one who wants me to lease and show her, and I do like her and she's the first one I've really even really considered. She's better and has much more potential than the pony I'm leasing now.

Also please note that the pictures of her under saddle are from about 1.5 to 2 years ago when her old rider still rode.

Thanks for your input I know that two months ago before I started leasing my horse I wouldnt have even taken a second glance at her
     

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