Ottb broodie - conformation critique and restart opinion - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 01-21-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 30
• Horses: 0
Ottb broodie - conformation critique and restart opinion

This mare is 10 years old and just had a baby. She was a broodmare for a few years. What do you think about restarting her? Conformation critique as well please as a hunter/jumper, dressage or event horse. She's little - only 15.2h

kghorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 01-21-2012, 10:28 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,986
• Horses: 0
She is pretty small for the occupations you want her for. Wouldn't it be better to start with a bigger horse?

Looking at her legs, it looks like she could have a low bow on her left front or a big ankle. I would have to have a lot better look than this photo. Either one would nix her in my book for a performance prospect.

Has she been vetted and cleared for hard use? I sure would not want to put a year or more of training in a prospect with previous leg problems.

The cost of the prospect is the smallest part of your investment in a performance prospect. This one does not look real suitable for what you want, no matter how cheap she is.
Cherie is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 01-21-2012, 10:56 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,180
• Horses: 3
She is very girly looking, sweety pie. If that's a low bowed tendon, please don't jump her.
waresbear is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 01-21-2012, 11:03 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 141
• Horses: 0
I'm no conformation expert but there seems to be something funky about her stifles/gaskin. Maybe it's just me, but she seems incredibly weak there, it looks very short and no muscle at all. And that ankle looks pretty suspect, I would definitely have her vetted if you even think she's worth the cost of doing it, and that's always going to be a spot to watch. I don't think her height is an issue, there are plenty of smaller horses who can do fine at jumping. But I would definitely pass.
Mstar is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 01-22-2012, 08:49 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Posts: 31
• Horses: 1
I wouldn't use her for a hunter/jumper at all. I have a OTTB and she is over 16 hh high. She might be good for other things but not for jumping.
pkelchner is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 01-22-2012, 09:01 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
If she vets out, you didn't tell us what lever of jumper/eventer you are at? She looks and is built much like a horse I rode and he flew over jumps because the desire was there but my skill level was 4'. He too was 15.2hh.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 01-22-2012, 09:18 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: In the Twiggs
Posts: 1,724
• Horses: 3
She need some food in her for one thing, but I also have to second what waresbare advised.
sierrams1123 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 01-22-2012, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 30
• Horses: 0
she's a rescue horse
kghorse is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 01-22-2012, 12:36 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,986
• Horses: 0
You did not answer the questions --

Does she have an old bow or big ankle?

Has she been vetted for soundness and suitability for the use you intend her for?

An unsound rescue is just a money-pit and a heartache unless you want them for a pasture pet. You could be a lot better off looking for a sound young prospect. There are thousands of them and they are headed to the same fate as an old unsound one but are a much greater loss to the industry.
Cherie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OTTB Conformation TBKingsley Horse Conformation Critique 5 01-06-2012 03:46 PM
OTTB Conformation Critique Rachel1786 Horse Riding Critique 10 06-04-2011 11:59 PM
Opinion On His Conformation, Suggestions for use? ButtInTheDirt Horse Riding Critique 8 02-19-2011 11:44 PM
Conformation Critique? 11yr old OTTB Corey NC Horse Riding Critique 3 04-07-2010 11:12 AM
OTTB conformation and weight? pattarmm Horse Riding Critique 5 03-20-2010 04:53 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome