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        12-06-2010, 01:09 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    What do you think of her confirmation?

    I know nothing about confirmation, but some people on here have an eye for it. THis is the mare I looked at this week. If I got her it would just be for fun rides--trail, etc. I'd like to take english lessons eventually, and maybe the horse could take some too? Is 12 too old to start a horse at a new discipline? Also, can you teach a trail horse that age to do poles/barrels?
    Anyhow, how does she look? Anyone see any flaws/bad points or pros/good points from the look of her?

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    "She doesn't direct rein"=flustered teenager who needs more sleep and a better grip, and poor confused mare. She was a pretty patient horse.
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        12-06-2010, 02:30 AM
      #2
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    She looks sturdy and kind of cute. She doesn't direct rein? I bet if you put a snaffle in she would do better at it. A curb bit isn't good for direct reining. Most horses that know neck reining originally learned direct reining, but could be not in her case.
         
        12-06-2010, 02:51 AM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Well first off..I love paints/pintos!

    The confo shots need to be better as these are not good quality to judge her confo by.

    A horse can learn anything at any age. My horse use to be a gaming horse.We do trails,small shows,and now learning dressage and she is 9 or 10 yrs old the vet said.
         
        12-06-2010, 08:35 AM
      #4
    Foal
    She's very cute Poultry. Not good at conformation either but she seems to be built nice and with some work would be pretty good at barrels and poles.
         
        12-06-2010, 10:39 AM
      #5
    Green Broke
    I think she's adorable! Even thought he confo shots arent the best..
    And don't worry about teaching her a new discipline or starting barrels, etc. She's not very old, really & as long as her personality is willing any horse should be able to pick up something new!
         
        12-06-2010, 12:44 PM
      #6
    Showing
    Based on those pics I can only tell she has nice fat butt.
         
        12-06-2010, 01:33 PM
      #7
    Banned
    It is never too late to teach a horse with a good mind a new thing.
         
        12-07-2010, 07:36 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    I work at a local trail riding facility and our horses -- even our 28-year-old Mustang-mix mare -- are learning to go through the barrels, poles, and jumps with extreme ease. They key is to start at a walk and gradually increase speed (walk for a few days so the horse understands what it's supposed to be doing) as you go along.

    I work with a 20-year-old sorrel American Quarter Horse gelding and a mare (who I don't think is 10 yet) of the same type in both events, as well as trails. Both excel. Creampuff, the mare, has not yet been tried on poles but she hates the barrels. In jest, it will depend on your horse and its soundness. If it has any sort of arthritis or joint issues I don't suggest it.

    Her confirmation isn't perfect, per say, but is is pretty nice. I think she'd do pretty well; her back is pretty short, which shows that she can be speedy (if my memory doesn't fail me). What breed is she? (No, pinto is not a breed. It's a color. Paint, though, could be, under circumstances.) If she's an AQH she would do really well with these events.

    As for the reining, I use a French Link Bit on Creampuff and a Western bit on Ben. Creampuff, with this bit, turns and works better than Ben. However, she is also younger and not ridden by inexperienced riders; so the softness of her mouth is still "preserved."

    Do you feel confident in your purchase? As for the lessons, most horses receive either type of tack (Western or English) well; even Australian. However, each has a different method of reining and such so I wouldn't suggest it if you want her for Western shows. You can, though, take Western lessons. (My trail riding facility offers them; I'm sure others should, too.)

    Be patient on the trails; I suggest some spook-proofing and testing in the round pen first. You'll encounter hunters, walkers, pets, deer bolting in front of you, and sometimes deer entrails (which happened to Creampuff and I) that your horse may be afraid of. Take her in a safe location to work on building trust before you run all over going to equine camps to trail ride.
         
        12-07-2010, 11:16 PM
      #9
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    Based on those pics I can only tell she has nice fat butt.
    HAHA! I would have to agree.
    Theses are two others of her, that the owner took awhile ago. You still can't see the bump-tumor-y things, but it might give you a better idea how she looks:
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    Also...She's been for sale since APRIL 2009 Should I have any red flags? Or is it just because the lady lives in the, well, middle of no where?
         
        12-07-2010, 11:22 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Creampuff    
    Her confirmation isn't perfect, per say, but is is pretty nice. I think she'd do pretty well; her back is pretty short, which shows that she can be speedy (if my memory doesn't fail me). What breed is she? (No, pinto is not a breed. It's a color. Paint, though, could be, under circumstances.) If she's an AQH she would do really well with these events.
    Yep I realize Pinto is a color pattern, not a breed like APHA. She's an Arab cross. I was poking around on arab datasource and found out that she's basically 7/8 Arabian. The only non Arabian in her pedigree is a AQHA great grandmother.
         

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