Critique my horse please :)
I hope these shots work out ok, if not I'll go and take some more this afternoon and hopefully someone can hold her for me.
Got her a year ago, she was overweight when I got her
I just use her for trail riding
Standing a little funny
Right side, standing a little funny here too
sweet face, nice color. her back makes me wonder though. was she used as a broodmare or started really young? she looks posty in back (straight up and down rear legs/joints) and her front feet seem odd to me. does she pull herself along or does she push from behind? i ask that because her shoulder seems to be more well developed than her hind end.
i am by no means any expert on any of this so please take my comment with a grain of salt. :)
She defiantly just kind of pulls herself along.
I know she's never had a foal but I'm guessing she was started really young.
Three people before me were the people who trained her and they used to show her, but that's about all I know of her past.
I worry about her back also. Very long and sway back. I am also no expert. Waiting to see what others say.
She looks like she might have a back issue; I can't remember what its called but I know someone with a Haflinger has it and it looks a lot like the above. I'll ask her tonight what it is. :) Might be something to ask your vet about... when I get the name of it. Lol.
I like her shoulder though; she really looks like a nice mare besides the back.
Pretty level back, looks like she's standing extremely wide in the hind (can't remember what its called :/ )
I just started learning about conformation as well so anyone more experienced feel free to correct me! :-)
Swayback—technically called lordosis
Is there anything I need to do about it? Maybe less riding, right now I ride her just about every day for only 30min at the most and it's usually just at a walk.
Should also add that I hardly ever put a saddle on her, we usually just go bareback.
I would just google it to see what is recommended for it. Bareback is probably good. Seems to fit a saddle may be kinda hard.
The Truth about Horse Swaybacks
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