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post #1 of 5 Old 08-16-2010, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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QH Palomino Halter Mare?

Mind you these are pasture photos so obviously she's not going to be standing squared or polished up.

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I went out to the Friesian breeders place today (squee! ). I spoke to the lady earlier and she mentioned that she had a registered, Palomino AQHA mare for sale, asking $500 for her, or in the range of $700 (I didn't go into details) bred to their 16.2hh Friesian Stallion. I thought "Oooo, interesting!" definitely something to take a look at, so I did.

First impression: This horse is MASSIVE. Look at the size of that butt! She's not even in shape AND SHE HAS A HUGE BUTT!

Second impression: Great personality, a little flighty (not freaking out, but not a deadhead), but could still be shown if conditioned again. Would probably make cute little halter-horse babies if used as a brooder. Nice head too.

I did ask if she was Impressive bred, nope! She has Quincy lines and is HYPP N/N. They where told she was broke, but haven't actually ridden her themselves. The wife-owner didn't really click with her, so focused her attention more on her other horses.
I'll admit though, I was really, really tempted to inquire on buying at this point! >-<

I ended up inquiring on a foal that their not even sure exists yet The mare is bred but they haven't checked her yet to see if she took. But...man! I really liked the QH mare, if I still intended on showing Western I think she would be a great buy.

So, what do you guys think? I thought her shoulder to be rather straight and her neck a little on the short side...but maybe I'm wrong?






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post #2 of 5 Old 08-16-2010, 01:06 PM
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Like you said her neck doesn't quite seem to match the rest of her. She seems a little big for it. Her shoulder and pasterns (esp. Hind) seem a bit straight. In the last picture is she standing awkwardly or is that how she usually stands? Overall, though, she has a good conformation and I love her color. She will look great with some exercise to get rid of that belly (unless she's pregnant) and to even out muscle tone.
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She has potential. She has the big ol' quarter horse butt. Assuming she is pregnant, once she has the foal, she should be exercized to get the baby belly off and tone the muscles she has.

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Like you said her neck doesn't quite seem to match the rest of her. She seems a little big for it. Her shoulder and pasterns (esp. Hind) seem a bit straight. In the last picture is she standing awkwardly or is that how she usually stands? Overall, though, she has a good conformation and I love her color. She will look great with some exercise to get rid of that belly (unless she's pregnant) and to even out muscle tone.
She was just standing awkwardly. It was a half walk half graze half head up. I was trying to get her to stand semi-squared without much luck.


At the moment, she's really just pasture fat (everyone on the property, down the barn cats, are wormed and UTD on shots). She's maybe had a foal or two before, but I'm not too sure. The sellers got her as payment from a dude who owed them some money, so he gave them a horse to pay off the debt.

I still really like her, but have to keep telling myself "English horses, your looking for ENGLISH horses!"

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Pretty! Seems like a nice deal on a good palomino QH bred to a Friesian if that is what you're looking for. As said, her neck doesn't really match her - its a nice neck but petite on her. This is the only thing I notice and I'd guess, with rides and getting into condition, that is less noticeable. She has a pretty head and a nice short back, kind eye, good legs. I like her. Maybe not something I see that has great qualities to pass on as a broodmare, I am EXTREMLY picky on breeding stock, but for this baby and to turn her into a riding and halter horse, great!
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