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post #1 of 12 Old 08-24-2011, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Potential new horse, CRITIQUE! be harsh ;p


her ad -

  • Discipline: Breeding, Other
  • Sex: Mare
  • Mature Height: 16
  • Colour: Brown
  • Age: 5
  • Broken: Green Broken
Beautiful well mannered Broodmare or Project: ‘Mim’ is a beautiful dark bay Thoroughbred Warmblood cross.
She is 5 years old and has had one foal which has just recently been weaned. She has been green broken but still requires some work. Would make a great project or a truly fantastic broodmare!
Easy to handle, shoe and float.
A really lovely mare only for sale due to lack of time.
100% sound, $1000"

I want her for Eventing.
does she look like a Eventer?
are her legs back and neck to short?

anything else you think is and isn't good for Eventing?

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-24-2011, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-24-2011, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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here's the rest of them!
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-25-2011, 12:11 AM
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I know nothing of eventing to say if she is suitable .I do see a nice looking well balanced mare no her neck & back are not short, Priced right,think she is definitely worth consideration!
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-25-2011, 08:32 AM
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I think she is beautiful. I'm not even a mare person and if I was looking for an english project I'd go take a look at her. Plus, people are rarely firm on their asking price.
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-25-2011, 12:45 PM
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I like her eye. She looks like she has a nice, kind eye. I say go take a look and go for a ride and good luck!!

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post #8 of 12 Old 08-25-2011, 01:43 PM
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I like her. She has a laid back shoulder and an open angle at the point of shoulder allowing her to pick her knees up over a fence. At 5 years old she is old enough to progress her training based on her mental ability to handle the training and her physical ability to build the correct muscles. You do not have to wait for her to finish closing her growth plates.

I also like that she is not real big. While a big horse MIGHT have more scope over fences, a smaller horse tends to stay a bit more sound.

She has a reasonably short back and her withers carry into her back. Her nick is set a bit high (perhaps) but nothing to really worry about. She is balanced and looks fairly correct. Her hind legs may be a bit straight and her knees and hocks may be a bit high.. she has Thoroughbred legs that often look less sturdy than they are.

She is worth looking at in person. I would really scrutinize her feet. For eventing you need a sturdy hoof wall and the Thorughbred in her may have compromised that.. so look for a cupped soul and decent hoof wall (not a flat foot and thin wall).
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-25-2011, 01:58 PM
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NOT an eventer, and I haven't jumped in years--Elena sounds like she's given you great advice on the build. Realizing that I've gotten old and very careful, I guess I'd like to have the owner show you how she reacts under stress.
I REALLY HATE when somebody advertises a mare as a great "Broodmare Prospect." bc too many mares that are bred don't get fully trained. When I bought MY mare, KMSPA, who had been bred 4x by age 10, a friend was leasing her for the 145th Natl. Gettysburg. He had her on my picket line, next to my older geldings, and I got to watch her in all of the battles. Her manners were perfect. The seller still wants me to breed her, but she's excellent as a backyard and a trail horse which are her specialties.
If the mare in question behaves well--you might think of trying to spook her--AND the Vet check shows her sound, I guess it could be a good buy. IMHO, if I bought her for eventing, I THINK I'd spend the first year on Dressage, so you are sure of her obedience. Plus she'd develop the musculature for jumping and speed.
I guess that I'm always dubious, bc I have NEVER sold my best horse! Good luck!
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-26-2011, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, heaps!!! (: and especially Elana.

Another Question Elana - Do you reckon her legs are to short?? or are they the 'normal' length for Eventers, I always seem to see the longer legs, or am I just seeing things?
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