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post #1 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Take a look at Romance for me?

I bought Romance about 6 months ago, supposedly in foal to a clydesdale stallion. Long story short she is not in foal. I have wanted to ask about her conformation ever since I brought her home, but didn't want the inevitable back lash about her being in foal. Now that I know she isn't in foal, I want to know what you see. I know some of her faults, but don't have anywhere near enough experience with confo to really check her out.

Romance is a 14.3hh, 10 y/o, Standardbred mare. Please feel free to point out any flaws you see. I think she's beautiful, but no horse is without their faults!





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post #2 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 12:29 PM
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She's a beauty... She's got a very nice weight, no bones at all :)

In the second pic she looks a bit toed out, but Im not good at confo, and it's probably just the way she's standing, so I'll leave it to those with more experience.

She really is pretty though :)

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 09:41 PM
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I know nothing about standardbred, but he knees really stick out to me. She is pretty substantially over the knee.
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 10:00 PM
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Ill give it a crack!

Heres what I like about her...and theres a lot to like about your girl.

She has a lovely shoulder. Nice angle, looks to have a nice form through the front.

While her pasterns are on the shorter side...shes got a pretty nice angle to them. If she has the athleticism...shes probably pretty agile.

For a standy...shes got a nice neck. Not too long, not too short and certainly not to thin.

I can't get a good feel of her back. It looks to be in the very good range...not too short or long...but somewhere I see a little bit of roaching. Just a little though.

Here are the few draw backs.

I don't see the toed out. For me, its hard to see without a dead on shot in the front and back. If she is, its not enough to be concerned about.

I can see that she is a little over at the knee...I certainly wouldn't call it substansially though. More than being over at the knee...she probably has big, flat knees like most standys.

She looks a little posty in the back. Again, not terrible but not perfect either.

Overall, I think she looks to be a nice riding horse. At 14.3 she is a more compact standy...is she a trotter or a pacer? I think you could do just about anything with her.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-03-2010, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Ill give it a crack!

Heres what I like about her...and theres a lot to like about your girl.

She has a lovely shoulder. Nice angle, looks to have a nice form through the front.

While her pasterns are on the shorter side...shes got a pretty nice angle to them. If she has the athleticism...shes probably pretty agile.

For a standy...shes got a nice neck. Not too long, not too short and certainly not to thin.

I can't get a good feel of her back. It looks to be in the very good range...not too short or long...but somewhere I see a little bit of roaching. Just a little though.

Here are the few draw backs.

I don't see the toed out. For me, its hard to see without a dead on shot in the front and back. If she is, its not enough to be concerned about.

I can see that she is a little over at the knee...I certainly wouldn't call it substansially though. More than being over at the knee...she probably has big, flat knees like most standys.

She looks a little posty in the back. Again, not terrible but not perfect either.

Overall, I think she looks to be a nice riding horse. At 14.3 she is a more compact standy...is she a trotter or a pacer? I think you could do just about anything with her.
Thanks Cori!

The faults I have noticed in the past were being a little over at the knee & a little under muscled on her neck. In her defense for her neck though she has been standing around being nothing but a broody for the last 4 years.

Now that you mention it she does seem a little posty in the back end too.

As far as her agility, I swear sometimes she is a cow bred quarter horse. She'll go flat out down the paddock, skid to a stop, spin and come flying back in the other direction. It's quite amazing to watch.

She was a pacer, with nearly $40,000 in prize money under her belt. It will be interesting to see what she does now that we have her working under saddle again, because I have yet to see her pace when she's loose.

Thank you again!

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-04-2010, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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friendly bump just to see if anyone else has anything to add?

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I agree with Cori.

My first thought was, wow, she is cute.
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-04-2010, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you!

I am glad that I'm not the only one that thinks she's gorgeous! Flaws and all!

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-04-2010, 12:24 PM
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I think she looks good! I mean, she's got the typical high withers and big head of a standardbred, but that's just the breed! :)

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 03:16 AM
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Awww she is a cutie :) She has a little bit posty. Could use a little more muscle on the neck, but so could mine LOL. All in all I think she is nice.
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