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    05-21-2011, 10:16 PM
Prospective purchase -- What do you think of this mare?

I really like this mare and am considering going to look at her. She's an 8 year old Quarter Horse X that stands about 15.1hh tall. Her sire is a Crimson War foundation bred cutting horse and her dam is a Thoroughbred. When I trace Crimson War's pedigree back, I find Man O War on his dam line.

I would like to use this mare for trail rides and maybe some showing in the future. I can ride both English and Western, but vastly prefer hoping on the horse bareback.

What do you all think? I think her conformation is decent. Very common, nothing spectacular, but she's not supposed to be a fancy show horse. She looks like a solid mare.
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    05-21-2011, 11:57 PM
She does look like a sturdy mare. Very clean legged, her back looks smooth with not a lot of whiter given the TB in there. I think she'd be nice for bareback given that. If she got a nice clean up she might be a bit flashier than you think. I think she's definitely worth checking out!
    05-22-2011, 12:06 AM
Thank you! I really want to go meet her and get my hands on her. She does need a good grooming and some extra TLC - she's been a pasture pet and is rather green. I think she's gorgeous as is, but with a little work... she'd be stunning. You're the very first person to agree with me though.
    05-22-2011, 02:38 AM
For what it's worth, I agree with you too. :]
    05-22-2011, 03:48 PM
It's worth a lot, thank you for taking the time to reply to me! :)
    05-22-2011, 04:28 PM
I think you have a good eye for seeing her for what she is. She is a nice looking horse with conformation that is, like you said, pretty common and nothing spectacular. The only thing that I can see that bothers me even a little is that her hocks are a touch straight. Other than that, though, she looks like a sweet little mare with good width and a kind eye. I'm sure that she would make a very nice horse for you with a little time and work (to work off the tubby belly ).
    05-22-2011, 05:00 PM
Thank you! I'm very glad to know that I'm not totally off when it comes to picking out a good trail/companion horse.

With her hocks, do you envision that being a problem later on with light work? I think the hardest I'd ever ride her is hopping her over a few low jumps. I don't really want to show, but I'd like a horse that can handle trail rides, walk/trot/canter/gallop and maybe some jumps without issue. Nothing too involved or strenuous.
    05-22-2011, 05:02 PM
I don't think it should be a problem. My main horse has hocks that are straighter than hers and he's been doing heavy ranch work for years without so much as a lame step.
    05-22-2011, 05:03 PM
Me three. I like her. Perfect for the purpose you state; and may be able to do more.
    05-22-2011, 10:26 PM
I like her. She is solid and pretty. She would definitely be a great bareback horse cause she is sturdy. I can see the TB and also the QH. She is very adorable and would be a great horse, I think.

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