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    09-26-2010, 02:46 AM
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Well, I finally got some pics of Rosie without her saddle on :) Can you guys tell me what you think? She is an 8 year old, 15hh, Arabian/Appaloosa mare. Also, what type of saddle tree do you think she will need? The guy wasn't sure especially since he doesn't ride english. I want to get a wintec 500 close contact with the changable gullet system. Should I get one with cair in it our is it worth it? What size of halter should I get her? It's going to a rope one. How do you know if a horse needs overreach boots? Her feet almost look like they are touching but I'm not sure... :(. What type of bit should I get? He has her in a single jointed, loose ring, sweetmouth. Is this a good bit or should I try something else? Would MTG help that mane of hers(or should I say, lack of mane!). Anyway, thanks for any critique and answers you have!

btw, idk what is going on in the picture of her fronts :S
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    09-26-2010, 03:54 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot to ask, do you guys think she would be a good low-level jumper? Even if I don't show her or anything, just training her to jump 2/2.5', do you think she could do it?
    09-26-2010, 05:03 AM
Her pasterns are pretty upright, which increases concussion in their legs. Her throatlatch is pretty thick which can make flexing difficult. She has a pretty weak rear end-- but I'm used to gaited horses. I like her neck, though, and her back seems pretty good.

As for jumping, as long as you aren't doing it EVERY DAY, I don't think it would hurt to school her over some jumps.

From the pics, I can tell nothing as far as saddle fit. Her bit is fine, as long as she does OK with it. Don't fix what isn't broken.

A regular horse halter should be fine. Rope halters are adjustable.
    09-26-2010, 11:27 AM
It's probably the way she is standing, but it looks like her front feet aren't straight. They kind of point off to the side?
    09-26-2010, 11:37 AM
^^Yeah, for some reason the were pointing to one side :S they don't normally do that :)

Vivache- How do I get her hind end more strong? If she has upright pasterns, should I get her splint/galloping boots or something like that to help her legs stay strong?
    09-26-2010, 04:29 PM
I don't like the look of her feet. They look incredibly turned to the right in every single one of these photos. Did you get a vet check before purchase? It can't hurt to have one or a good farrier to come check out her feet / legs just to make sure you get a good picture of where she is at right now.

Her feet look really flat and like they are wearing unevenly. If she's a new horse (I'm assuming based on your question and status update) I'd get those things looked at just to make sure they aren't going to be problems down the road ^^ It could just be the pictures but it can't hurt!
    09-26-2010, 06:27 PM
Yeah, i'm not sure what is going on with her fronts being turned. I guess she's just standing weird cause they don't normally do that(err..I don't think they do anyway). I haven't gotten her yet, but we will if the vet check goes okay. The owners are giving her away to a good home. Here is another couple pictures of her so you can see her feet aren't always that weird
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    09-26-2010, 07:47 PM
It almost like she is twisted at the fetlock. I would like to see some photos of her front legs standing on either cement or rubber mat.
    09-26-2010, 08:27 PM
Those new pictures don't really help, her feet are completely obfuscated by the grass. GOOD FOR YOU on getting a vet check, especially giving the circumstances and that the horse is being given away for free.

I'd be very very careful, especially if you want an all around horse that you can do some jumping and fun with. It sounds like you just want a good natured horse who can be sound for fun. Don't mess around with feet and legs! I hope she's ok!
    09-26-2010, 08:46 PM
Originally Posted by Deerly    
I'd be very very careful, especially if you want an all around horse that you can do some jumping and fun with. It sounds like you just want a good natured horse who can be sound for fun. Don't mess around with feet and legs! I hope she's ok!
Yeah I just really want a horse that I can go out and have fun with, jump if it's possible. I don't want her to be lame though, that wouldn't be good :(.

WG, idk if this will really help or not but here is a picture of her fronts. She was eating at the time so it's not that great but, it's all I've got.

Btw, this is before he got her feet trimmed for us
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