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QHriderKE 04-29-2012 03:47 PM

3 year old AQHA mare
 
Meet Jackie!
She has a skinny neck and a big head, but other than that, what do you think?

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u...ackie20123.jpg

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u...Jackie2012.jpg

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u...ackie20122.jpg

lilruffian 04-29-2012 06:29 PM

Nice shoulder. Neck is set a little high and yes, needs muscling.
Good depth of girth and nothing seriously off about her front legs, other than that her pasterns might be a touch too long.
Back might be a tad long as well and she is bum high.
Sharp slope to her croup but otherwise nice hindquarters.
Hard to say about her back legs. Maybe just a tiny bit sickled.

Chopsticks 04-29-2012 08:17 PM

as an english person I love her neck tie in, but I prefer high to low, allows for more freedom in the shoulder and collection potential. i love her deep hip, croup is a bit high but that hip, yowza, gorgeous. i like her pastern length but they are a bit upright, a good farrier may be able to help the angle a bit. shoulder is a little straight, and a little short in depth compared to the other thirds. I rather like her head and think with muscle she will grow into it. the color is to die for of course! overall a fantastic mare. what do you do with her?

Chopsticks 04-29-2012 08:17 PM

on third look, it's not her head thats large, it's her ears! but they are super cute. Nothing to worry about!

CLaPorte432 04-29-2012 08:18 PM

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Her ears are huge... LoL.

waresbear 04-29-2012 08:25 PM

No major confo faults. Pretty girl, her ears are big but nicely shaped, her head looks quite doll-like in the last photo.

soenjer55 04-29-2012 08:28 PM

I agree with all the above critiques. She's a lovely little mare, and I love those ears, lol.

QHriderKE 04-29-2012 09:43 PM

They are big ears... and they curve funny :P

Right now, I'm just putting a good solid foundation on her for my mom, after that, she'll be used for ranch work and team roping most likely, although she'd make a stellar reiner....

QHriderKE 04-29-2012 09:53 PM

I finally inspired her to stay in a lope for a full circle today, I took a calf tying string and put it on my saddle horn and used it as an over n under.

soenjer55 04-29-2012 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QHriderKE (Post 1478880)
I finally inspired her to stay in a lope for a full circle today, I took a calf tying string and put it on my saddle horn and used it as an over n under.

This is a bit off-topic, but can you explain what an over and under is? My horse doesn't like to stay in a canter, and this worked for you, so I'm wondering if I could use the idea, too, lol.


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