I got her almost three weeks ago. She's a four-year-old spotted saddle horse mare. She is my distance prospect; we plan to do competitive trail, and endurence if we survive CT. Though I want to mainly do distance, I don't want to limit my options.
SSHs are versatile horses, and I may want to try a few random things on the side that strike my fancy. I definitely want to do some jumping with her about once a week, but I don't have an Grand Prix inspirations. Cross rails are great, since she is young. Her sire was a great Western horse, so we might try Western. Maybe even for-the-fun-of-it reining. Gaited dressage? Speed? We're both young; deciding is hard!
Anyway, assess her conformation, please! (And her weight; she's pretty fat. How much more weight does she need off?) Any major flaws? If so, what does that mean for different disciplines? What can't we do? Words of caution, especially regarding soundness? (Soundness is very important, especially for distance horses!)
Minor flaws? How would she stand up in a local halter class?
Note: In these pictures, she is parked out slightly, to remind her to stay still. This makes her look camped out in the back. Also, my barn is a mess.
Back legs. This picture was taken at a slight angle and her leg is bend funny. It makes her look toed out on one side, but she isn't.