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Do you think she would do okay as a hunter?

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        03-22-2014, 01:42 PM
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    Weanling
    Do you think she would do okay as a hunter?

    I realize the pictures are not the best. But these are what I have. She is a 6 year old morgan. Who is getting broke. Very sweet mare. Do you think she would do well as a hunter?
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        03-22-2014, 02:16 PM
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    Weanling
    Please note she is out of shape.
         
        03-22-2014, 02:35 PM
      #3
    Started
    I don't know if it's just the ground she's standing on, but especially in that last picture she looks extremely butt high. That would be a concern as she's going to be very heavy on the forehand, and going to have to work harder to pick her front up. She also looks to have pretty straight angles from stifle to hock, I'd want to see at least a little more of an angle there. That being said, she's not a bad looking mare, but we'd need to see some video of her moving and better pictures with her standing square to give you a really in depth critique. How long have you had her?
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        03-22-2014, 02:39 PM
      #4
    Weanling
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    I don't know if it's just the ground she's standing on, but especially in that last picture she looks extremely butt high. That would be a concern as she's going to be very heavy on the forehand, and going to have to work harder to pick her front up. She also looks to have pretty straight angles from stifle to hock, I'd want to see at least a little more of an angle there. That being said, she's not a bad looking mare, but we'd need to see some video of her moving and better pictures with her standing square to give you a really in depth critique. How long have you had her?
    She isn't really butt high, maybe a tad. But not as it appears. It is the ground. Along with she was stiff, because she got moved to a trainers barn from her prev. Owners house today and she was trying to focus and had the "Im ready to bolt and spook at any second stance lol." I will get a video of her being lunged posted asap. I have owned her since mid-late Jan. Although she had been boarded at her prev owners home until I could get her trailed to a family friend of mine who is a trainer.
         
        03-22-2014, 03:11 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    http://s1021.photobucket.com/user/ca...05b98.mp4.html
    Here is a link for the video of her trotting. It isn't the best quality because it was on my moms phone and wouldn't send so I took a video of the video -___- and her trot is not its best either bc of the snow when it was taken. But I hope it helps.
         
        03-22-2014, 06:15 PM
      #6
    Foal
    The answer depends a little on what level of hunters you're hoping she can do. Also, I can speak to USEF/USHJA hunters, but I know that the standards at breed shows often differ from USEF/USHJA standards so I can't really speak to her suitability for Morgan breed show hunters.

    I can't see your photos, just the video. From that I can see she's very cute and looks sweet. She also looks to be very typically Morgan, which is not the ideal type for a hunter. She has more knee action and a higher carriage than is looked for in the hunter ring. Because of that, she wouldn't be the type I would look at for a high level hunter prospect. However, how she jumps has a huge impact. If she has a fabulous, round, knees-to-her-eyeballs jump, she may still do well over fences at smaller shows, even with her less-than-ideal movement. She won't be the hack winner, but depending on the quality of her jump, she may be able to find a place in the hunter ring. A really important part of evaluating a hunter is seeing their canter and jump, so if you had any video of that, that would be valuable. :)
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        03-23-2014, 02:30 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Well, she is a morgan. So she moves like one lol. I have seen a lot of Morgans who were HUS horses. It is just different then the QH, TB, WB HUS. I was hoping somebody could tone in who has been around HUS morgans or something.
         
        03-23-2014, 08:16 PM
      #8
    Foal
    You might have better luck getting responses from people who are familiar with breed show style HUS if you specify that, or maybe even just HUS, in the title. :) "Hunters" usually refers to USEF hunters, the kind that are shown at h/j shows.
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        03-23-2014, 08:48 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Oh. Whoops. I never thought about that. Hmm. I am going to see if I can edit the title. If not I will make a new thread. Thank you.
         
        05-05-2014, 08:47 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Might worry about her being butt high as she shows in the first and last picture. Other then that she looks fine. I mean it doesn't seem like you want to go show at big shows so any horse can be a schooling show hunter horse(even know some SBs lol)
         

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