9 y/o Appendix QH -- Just for fun.
Just bought this mare. I am not so great at doing this myself, so I'd love to hear what you think and if there is a conformational issue, what it would mean in regards to working her from the saddle/etc.
She hasn't been ridden and barely worked for about 3-4 months.
I am going to start riding her regularly and trying to muscle her up some. :D
Pedigree here: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/inde...mall_font=1&l= if that helps you think of anything you might add, etc. I love nuggets of information. lol
It's not fair to your horse for me to critque her confo with those pics. She looks very kind, ride her, get her fit and then post again. Next time, get the best pics you can. Good Luck.
This should help you out
Looks like a solid mount overall, still a little out of shape in these pics as another post suggested. Nice big hindquarters, good for jumping. Back is nice and straight, neither too long nor too short. Good muscling in the upper legs, her lower legs look a little fragile, and her hind canons maybe a tad long. Not really a problem, just maybe more susceptible to injury. Good shoulder angle, neck is set naturally low, which is good or bad depending on your discipline. Personally I find a low neck helpful in getting the horse to accept the bit and flex at the poll, but it can also mean they're heavy on the forehand, so under saddle you might have to work to keep her weight shifted back. Her feet look good, though her front pasterns appear slightly upright (can usually be fixed by the farrier by allowing a slightly longer toe). Under frequent riding or jumping, upright pasterns can cause toe bruising or joint problems due to the more direct impact.
Hope that helps!
P.S. Here is a really interesting article about hoof angles I happened to find, in case you want to know more:
The Horse's Hoof: Hoof Angles
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