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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
with these pictures, its really hard to critique her conformation. You might want to try getting her to stand square for you and take pictures of her left/right/hind/back if you want serious comments. She looks alright though, from what I can see. Definately not exceptional conformation, and I really don't like the way her neck ties into her body, but she's not too bad. I can't tell from these pictures if she's sickle hocked or anything though, which will be a big thing in deciding how good her conformation is.
As far as being a hunter/jumper... that really depends on whether or not she likes it. Many thoroughbreds tend to rush their jumps a bit, but since she's a cross and hasn't been exposed to racing, she'll most likely be fine. I've seen terribly built horses leap like dear over fences though, so really I can't look at her and decide her fate as a jumper. You'll need to consult an expert about that, as well as begin the training and just see if she's willing to put in the effort. If she's lazy about how she carries herself or she tends to be stiff, most likely it is a good idea to just use her as an all-arounder.
Either way, you need to 'beef her up' by getting some MUSCLE on that girl! The more flexation and muscle building exercises you do with her the better the chances are that she'll turn out to be a good jumper.
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