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post #1 of 45 Old 01-01-2009, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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What do you think?

well, my friend just got this mare for free. And well, i'd have to say im not so sure about this mare. But im no pro! That's for sure!! What do you guys think? She just looks odd to me. She looks broke down but my friend claims they started her late not eirly so im not sure. Critique away!! Also she hasn't been riden in awhile just used as a brood mare so she's a little under weight and has like no muscle. She also really needs a trim. But she has a nice head! And great color! He register name is REBANDEEZ SNOWIND AHA #0568662. Ill be posting pics on the 9th or 10th after she gets trimed. Also sorry the ground is not flat. Its hard with the snow to find a good spot. My friend asked me advice and im just not really sure what to say. Any arab people out there want to lend a hand??















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post #2 of 45 Old 01-01-2009, 03:50 AM
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I like her color. Nice straight legs. Maybe a little thick in the throatlatch but it is hard to tell with all the poofy winter hair. Her pasterns look a little long for my taste and seem to be a little over-flexed on the front. That may be due to the hooves tho. Not a bad looking girl, especially for free. Her muzzle and chin look funny to me too.

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I think she looks pretty nice for a free horse, too! I don't really think she looks "broke down". She also seems to have a sweet nature---at least in her eyes! I hope your friend has the best of luck with her.

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post #4 of 45 Old 01-01-2009, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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I think she looks pretty nice for a free horse, too! I don't really think she looks "broke down". She also seems to have a sweet nature---at least in her eyes! I hope your friend has the best of luck with her.
yea these are my best pics of her. You would really have to see her in person to see what I mean. But she is cute, and very nice for a free horse!
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post #5 of 45 Old 01-01-2009, 05:03 PM
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I don't see all that much. She looks basically straight and intelligent. As you said, she needs some weight and some farrier work. I agree that there is something off about her muzzle, but it could be that she's nervous in the pictures. Unless she has a bad bite. Maybe should have her teeth looked at. Or post some photos of her teeth from the front and side. If she'll let you!

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post #6 of 45 Old 01-01-2009, 05:04 PM
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I am no good at critiquing but she's cute!
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post #7 of 45 Old 01-01-2009, 07:16 PM
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I like her head, but her throatlatch is a little thick. If you decide you want to show her (esp in halter) I would sweat her neck, then she'd have a really nice neck/throatlatch. She does look like she has a slightly larger jowl, but that may be all her fuzzy hair.
I think when you get her feet done her pasterns won't look so bad, but right now they look really long and sloped. She has a nice flat knee, and her hip isn't too bad.
It's hard to tell because of the strange pose you have her standing in (that's not how you set up a halter horse if that's what you're trying to do), but her shoulder looks a little steep. But it might angle out nicely if her head wasn't being held up so high.
Although she's not set up to show off her conformation correctly, she has a nice short back that will fill out and fix the dip in her croup with proper feeding and nutrition.
Her tail looks like it's set a little low, but that may just be an illusion because of her back looking so thin and sunken.

I looked at her blood lines, and she has two ties to *Bask and one tie to Raffles. But that's about it. Neither one of her parents are big. But that said, breeding doesn't make the horse.

I like the look in her eye, and I'd love to see pictures of her when she gains weight and sheds out all that hair. She's a cutie.
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post #8 of 45 Old 01-03-2009, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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I like her head, but her throatlatch is a little thick. If you decide you want to show her (esp in halter) I would sweat her neck, then she'd have a really nice neck/throatlatch. She does look like she has a slightly larger jowl, but that may be all her fuzzy hair.
I think when you get her feet done her pasterns won't look so bad, but right now they look really long and sloped. She has a nice flat knee, and her hip isn't too bad.
It's hard to tell because of the strange pose you have her standing in (that's not how you set up a halter horse if that's what you're trying to do), but her shoulder looks a little steep. But it might angle out nicely if her head wasn't being held up so high.
Although she's not set up to show off her conformation correctly, she has a nice short back that will fill out and fix the dip in her croup with proper feeding and nutrition.
Her tail looks like it's set a little low, but that may just be an illusion because of her back looking so thin and sunken.

I looked at her blood lines, and she has two ties to *Bask and one tie to Raffles. But that's about it. Neither one of her parents are big. But that said, breeding doesn't make the horse.

I like the look in her eye, and I'd love to see pictures of her when she gains weight and sheds out all that hair. She's a cutie.
well she's not my horse so I really don't know what my friend plans on doing with her. I told her that she wouldn't do too good in halter this year most likely and she should wait tell next year to start showing her. I was also the one behind the camera. Lol, I told her a few times to get in front of her and not put her head up so high. But no one even listens to me. yea she does have a low set tail, even when she moves its down.
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post #9 of 45 Old 01-06-2009, 11:52 AM
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This is a mare?...

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post #10 of 45 Old 01-06-2009, 12:11 PM
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This is a mare?...
Wow. I completely see what you're talking about. Once I read your post I went back and squinted at the pictures, and although I'm not sure the proper term here, this horse looks like they have the protective skin pouch around a sheath.

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