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sarahkgamble 11-07-2011 07:14 PM

Honest critiques wanted! :)
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I would like two critiques.. BE HONEST!

One of my horse's conformation and overall look.
His name is Shamrock and he is a six year old, 16 hh Quarter horse. He was my high school graduation present and my first horse! I got him from a man where he had absolutely no job but to eat grass and was told he was broke to ride, but hadn't been in over a year. I fell in love with him at first sight, without test riding him or seeing him ridden, and we bought him for $500. I know that this is BIG no-no in the equine world. However, I've seemed to luck out with him, the farrier and my trainer have had nothing but nice things to say about him. When I tried riding him for the first time, I realized that he didn't know simple commands. When I kicked, he backed up. I've been training him for around 6 months now (he's the first horse I've trained) and am proud to say he know walks, trots, canters, and is starting to jump! But that's just a little brag. ;)

EXCUSE THE BOOBOOS IN HIS PICTURE! This was taken not long after I got him & during the time when he was still being "initiated" into the herd in his pasture. :P

Second of my equitation.
I've been riding for around nine years. I only ride English and have only been taught to ride English.

Thanks for your opinons!

sarahkgamble 11-07-2011 07:16 PM

Oh, and here's the link to a video.. let me know if it doesn't work!

MyBrandy 11-07-2011 07:21 PM

The video link doesn't work :-(

sarahkgamble 11-07-2011 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by MyBrandy (Post 1225687)
The video link doesn't work :-(

Is it because it's Facebook and my privacy settings on there?
I clicked on it and it went to it for me.

Try this.
<object width="400" height="224" ><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="movie" value="" /><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="224"></embed></object>

MyBrandy 11-07-2011 07:50 PM

Sorry - says video unavailable.. you should probably just post it on youtube..

sarahkgamble 11-07-2011 08:30 PM

Working On It!
It is uploading to YouTube now, bear with me!

sarahkgamble 11-07-2011 08:44 PM


MyBrandy 11-07-2011 08:56 PM

I don't know much about riding English, but it seems that you both are having a lot of fun - he looks very relaxed - good job :-)

sarahkgamble 11-08-2011 08:22 AM

Thanks! :)

Allison Finch 11-08-2011 09:10 AM

First off, what discipline are you aiming for...hunters/dressage/event? It will greatly affect any critique I give.

You have a handsome guy, and I see no glaring conformation problems. I am a bit concerned that his trimming is so uneven on his front feet, causing longer toes on the LF.

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