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    06-07-2009, 01:03 AM
Green Broke
Updated Paint Filly Critique

So I got some updated confo shots of Jynx, sorry they aren't the best, we had a little bit of a discussion today on doing what I ask and not staring at other horses and walking all over me. I'm pretty sure the ground is more uneven where she was standing then the set I got a couple weeks ago, mostly because Shay-la was furiously snapping pics for the brief moments she stood still.

And she IS actually groomed. I know she looks icky, but that darn white fur is so stained and it's absolutely FREEZING up here. I cannot even believe this, it's already June and Friday was only 9 degrees celsius! (48F!!!!). I've been wanting to give her a bath for awhile now, and I can't until it finally decides to warm up! Who's bright idea was it for me to buy a white horse in CANADA, land of snow and rain?

So here we go, in order from the time I bought her until now. She needs a lot more muscle, we've started lunging now that it's FINALLY dried up. I'd appreciate genuine critiques, I know she's not fancy, and I'd like opinions on what you think she may be suitable in for a discipline.

Day I bought her, about two months ago with feet that had obviously never been trimmed.

Two weeks ago, and about six weeks since Shay-la did a rough job just getting the horrific extra growth off her hooves.

Today, after a professional farrier trim last weekend.

And just for fun, here is an action shot of our lunging session today, so a movement critique would be awesome to, thanks!

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    06-07-2009, 01:16 AM
Love the reach, and extension in your longing photo...that 'screams' dressage to me...Lol!

She seems like she is a bit more upright in her hocks than I like, atleast in the second to last pic...although the action seen in the longing shot, doesn't seem like her hocks are too affected by it.

I'd like a longer finer trimmed neck and slightly less steep of a shoulder, but over all, I really like your girl...she's a cutie, and I think will be good in alot of different things.
    06-07-2009, 02:02 AM
I'm afraid I can't help much with critique, but she looks phenomenal compared to when you first got her. Very impressed!
    06-07-2009, 10:41 AM
She looks like she could be a good gymkhana horse.
She gorgeous BTW
    06-07-2009, 03:27 PM
Possibly downhill
VERY post-legged.
Short pasterns
Upright shoulder
Short neck

Based on the conformation faults, I would say that she must have a really rough ride. She is either really extending in that picture or her post legs make it look that way. It's hard to tell, maybe get a video? But I love her markings and she looks like a decent horse :)
    06-07-2009, 11:28 PM
Green Broke
Thank you amy! I know what you mean, I'm totally not impressed with her hind end, she's quite camped out with a weak stifle and very straight legs. Despite the lovely movement pic, I noticed today when I was watching her that she doesn't step that well under herself with the hind. Hopefully it doesn't impede her to much, and that neck seems ridiculously high set for a Paint! That's ok though, if she turns out to just be my trail pony, that's good for me!

Here are some more movement shots, if you care to take a look and tell me what you think? Also a video from our joinup session today which went very well. She didn't grasp the entire concept of it, but my main goal was to MAKE her focus on me and learn that she NEEDS to listen to me.

And for videos:

Jynx :: JynxJoinupBeginning.flv video by Moki2009 - Photobucket
Mostly cantering, right at the very beginning when she was more concerned with "ZOMFG, WEEEE!" then me

Jynx :: StartingToGive.flv video by Moki2009 - Photobucket
More towards the middle of the session when she starts focusing on me and trotting out nice.
    06-08-2009, 12:57 AM
I didn't notice anything that was not already mentioned. She is beautiful.

On another note, usually you can tell how a horse will ride by looking at confo but sometimes they will suprise you. My Dobe is post legged, short pasterned, straight shouldered, and very pigeon toed. His confo screams rough but he is the smoothest horse I have ever rode. Hopefully you will luck out. :)
    06-09-2009, 08:22 PM
Green Broke
Haha, thanks smrobs! Heh heh, you made me feel better! A lot of people are shocked at my Arab mare - she has a somewhat typically weak looking hind end with a large shoulder, so everyone is in disbelief when they see how fast she can explode off the start line when we race, plus the speed she has. We've left a lot of QH's in our dust who seem to think they don't have to try as hard against the weak little Arab Bonus for me when they underestimate her!

I'm hoping she'll turn out into a decently smooth little trail pony, and potentially some light jumping in her future depending on how she turns out. I was kind of excited about having a stock horse for barrel racing, but I think she's about as ill equipped as my Arab with that hind end of hers! I'll dabble with a bit of everything on her though, see what she likes best!
    06-09-2009, 08:35 PM
My computer is taking forever to load the pics...sorry, I can't see them! No problem.

Steep shoulder? I've heard it said that a steep shoulder isn't a desirable trait for jumpers - but I can't see how it would hurt if you did just a little bit of low jumping. (The steep shoulder prohibits the horse from lifting his legs high.)
    06-09-2009, 08:54 PM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
I didn't notice anything that was not already mentioned. She is beautiful.

On another note, usually you can tell how a horse will ride by looking at confo but sometimes they will suprise you. My Dobe is post legged, short pasterned, straight shouldered, and very pigeon toed. His confo screams rough but he is the smoothest horse I have ever rode. Hopefully you will luck out. :)
I think she has beautiful color and has a come a LONG way since those first photos. I know nothing about conformation so can't help there

Smrobs if you come back to this I have a mare that is really pigeon toed. When you trot does it feel like Dobe is limping? I have had this mare tested and seen by the vet because when she trots it feels like she is limping yet we find nothing is wrong.

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