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Duren 12-02-2011 11:18 PM

"Bulky" Shoulder?
 
I dont quite know how to explain what I'm seeing, but to me it looks like my mare's shoulders are bulky, almost seeming too big for her. These pictures arent great for conformation critique, but they're the best I have. Does this look abnormal? I admit I know next to nothing about conformation.

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._4527884_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._1707006_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._5783042_n.jpg

waresbear 12-02-2011 11:47 PM

She's a big girl with big shoulders, I am no draft horse expert, but I would think that's indictative of the breeding. She is a beauty by the way.

tinyliny 12-02-2011 11:50 PM

Yes. the horse looks to be part draft. Fresian? in any case, draft horses have powerful and rather upright shoulders. She is a lovely horse and conformed quite nicely.

Duren 12-02-2011 11:59 PM

Shes was a PMU mare, I was told Percheron cross, but I see more Clyde...no papers, so who knows!

Shes completely sound and very smooth to ride, but like I said, it just looks "off" to me...especially in the first picture.

Thanks for your input!

Duren 12-03-2011 12:00 AM

Haha, "Shes was"... nevermind that.

bubba13 12-03-2011 12:28 AM

I honestly don't see anything abnormal. Looks like a horse to me.

csimkunas6 12-03-2011 08:56 AM

^^Same here....dont see anything abnormal about her.....love her though! :D

trailhorserider 12-03-2011 12:51 PM

She looks gorgeous to me! I don't see anything odd about her. :-)

DejaVu 12-03-2011 04:48 PM

Nothing abnormal. She's just a thick shouldered girl.

Especially since she appears to be half draft, it's completely normal conformation.

Ray MacDonald 12-03-2011 04:54 PM

I agree. She is beautiful! And I love your fence too, nice and high.


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