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So far haven't had much luck with what we have looked at. Going with my trainer to look at this one on Monday. 8 yr old, 15.2hh (approx. per owner).
I realize it's not the greatest picture, but any thoughts are appreciated. Planning on english pleasure, maybe showing a bit. Kids may want to do some western riding. We are told she goes either way.
I'm not crazy about her shoulder. She wouldn't be able to get a long, impressive stride, as her shoulder would limit her movement. I don't really like the dip above her withers, but most of my horses have it.
Other than that, I like her conformation. I think she could do good in lower level english pleasure, but I can't see a World Show with her.
Hope you don't have lots of mud. We don't even try to keep our mostly white Paint mare clean.
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She looks pretty good actually. Good weight too. Very nicely cleaned up. She may be slightly tied in at the knee but the shadow makes it hard to see.
I expect she may be straight thru the hocks.. but you cannot tell from this photo. Her legs surely do look clean. Her shoulder may be a bit steep and her point of shoulder a bit low.. but she is also leaning forward so that may be a bit deceiving.
I like her.. but would want to see more.
When I first saw pictures I wondered right away about keeping her clean! Only would do lower level english pleasure, no expectations for world events :-) I hope to get more pics on Monday
White APHA horses are actually easier to clean in my opinion. I had a mostly white medicine hat gelding who was 20x easier to clean up than my solid chestnut was. He would play and get dirty and I would use a little bit of white and bright shampoo and he would look good as new
Yes I agree, you can get white so bright. My chestnut looks a little cleaner when cleaned up, but no where near my Black and white paint, he just shines....that's until he goes out to play again.
I like the paint, I saw the shoulder and also the short neck, but like the legs and she looks like she would be ok for what you want from her.
Who is she out of? Another thing I forgot to mention about horses with alot of white is sunburn.I had to keep a sheet on mine and use sunblock or he would burn really bad. I also had to keep his tail bagged because if that got stained it stayed stained for a long time.
I have heard of horses with white heads and faces being susceptible to sunburn. Can the whole body burn?? I haven't heard that before.
Oh yes. My gelding would turn pink tinted and Peel if I wasn't careful but he was 95% white. I have had other paints with more color to them who did fine in the sun. They used to have a special horse shampoo with built in sunblock but I don't know if its stillon the market.
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