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Critique my Quarter Horse
My daughter wants to show her in a halter class this year not sure if her conformation is good enough, please give me feed back
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Quite honestly, I don't see this mare doing well in halter classes. *Maybe* at 4H level, but that's a steep maybe.
I'll start from the top down...
She's got a bit of a hammerhead and her throatlatch is coarse. I don't like the way her neck ties in; it looks like it's set on rather high, especially for a quarter horse. She looks a wee bit pigeon breasted. Her back is a bit long and she's butt high. She's got a rather steep croup, especially for a QH. I do like the depth of her heart girth, though.
She's a wee bit over at the knee and tied in behind the knee. I do like the slope and length of her pasterns though. Her hocks are set nice and low and I like the angles of her hind legs, however her gaskin looks kinda long to me.
How old is she?
perhaps you could do showmanship instead of halter. I dont think your mare would place well in halter.
she is ten and 4 h is what she is showing in she likes the competition classes, barrels and poles etc but she was going to do something diffrent this year.
Wow, that butt high and ten? My three-year-old isn't even that butt high (right now lol). O.o
I agree with stevenson. She could do well in showmanship, but I doubt she'd even place in halter.
Thanks a bunch...we love her big butt...its sexy!!
Give me a big ol' drafty butt any day! I want a bumper sticker with my Aires' butt in silhouette that says "Drafty butts drive me nuts!"
She does have a nice butt, though...for a quarter horse. ;-)
(I tease, by the way)
She isn't a halter horse, I agree maybe try showmanship?
in all honesty at the end of the day is comes down to the judge and what he/she is looking for but for me personally, she is not a halter type :)
I like your mare, as said she is butt high but I love her head/face!
Lovely color too
As everyone else has suggested, I would go ahead and show her in Showmanship. Even thougth your daughters mare has some conformational faults, I would go ahead and train her and show her is Halter.
She's going to need to know how to set-up and to do it quickly. Also be able to get her ears forward when asked (Judge is doing a final look before walking away).
My mare does not do well in halter, unless it is a man judging or a woman judge who does eventing, then they like my horse. She's an Appendix and is very thoroughbreddy, also has been described as very feminine(?). She is not the stock type. I asked a quarterhorse judge (who she herself won numerous world titles) and was putting on a clinic. I asked her about not showing her in halter and just doing the Showmanship. And she told me to do the halter classes because it preps them mentally - think of it as a warm-up to showmanship and not to worry about how I place.
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