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ShannonSevenfold 02-28-2010 03:03 PM

Please critique - Adorable older AQHA buckskin mare
 
Well, I have sadly decided that my Morgan/Arab gelding would be better off in a home with people that had time to finish his training and give him jobs to do instead of just sitting in a paddock and getting fat. He was just too much of a handful for my limited experience. So I have decided to trade him. I was looking for a nice calm, laid-back horse that still had some personality. Well, I found her! Ti is an AQHA registered buckskin mare. She was a cutting and reining horse back in the day. Now she is simply a trail horse which is perfectly fine by me! :-P She will be coming home next weekend. I just wanted to post her on here and see what others thought of her. Please keep in mind that she is 20 years old. She has a mild sway-back, but it doesn't cause her any discomfort. I didn't notice anything with her that would impair her ability to be ridden or that would cause her any pain or discomfort. Critiques won't influence my decision to get her or not as I don't buy horses simply on looks, but I am curious as to what others think (sorry her head is turned away in the first one. She moved at the last second).

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heyycutter 02-28-2010 04:41 PM

she is very cute, its nice that you gave a home to such a sweet looking old mare

ShutUpJoe 02-28-2010 08:10 PM

She's certainly is fuzzy! I think she's cute : )

smrobs 02-28-2010 08:35 PM

She is a very sweet looking mare. And very fuzzy!! Is that normal for QH in your area to be that fuzzy?

HalfPass 02-28-2010 08:39 PM

What a sweet looking girl! I love all her fuzzies!!!
Congrats for you!
I hope to see more pics of the two of you together.
Halfpass

ShannonSevenfold 02-28-2010 09:24 PM

She is a big fuzzy mammoth. lol. It is quite typical for QHs around here to get that fuzzy. I like her fuzzies. :)
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Seahorseys 02-28-2010 10:22 PM

For an older horse, it looks like she has a real congenial personality. I don't have any technically correct critique. She does look so long through the back! I don't know if it's an optical illusion caused by the sway, but she is like a limo-horse. I like how sturdy and strong her legs look. She is quite a furfluffin - she doesn't have cushings does she? If not thats a crazy amount of winter fur! Do you plan on putting her on any joint or senior supplements? I often wonder about the care of older horses, I know it can be tough to keep up with their needs. Have fun on her, I think she'll have a grand new life with you.

ShannonSevenfold 03-01-2010 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Seahorseys (Post 566116)
For an older horse, it looks like she has a real congenial personality. I don't have any technically correct critique. She does look so long through the back! I don't know if it's an optical illusion caused by the sway, but she is like a limo-horse. I like how sturdy and strong her legs look. She is quite a furfluffin - she doesn't have cushings does she? If not thats a crazy amount of winter fur! Do you plan on putting her on any joint or senior supplements? I often wonder about the care of older horses, I know it can be tough to keep up with their needs. Have fun on her, I think she'll have a grand new life with you.

She does not have Cushings - She's just that fuzzy! lol I've noticed it mostly in full QHs around here to get that much fur in the winter. Not sure why. As for her diet, besides her hay, she gets Purina Senior Horse feed as well as a joint supplement. Her back legs get a bit stiff in the winter so we have to take extra long to warm up before trotting. I am hoping to have her be my slow-going trail horse for the next couple of years and then when I go to college she will retire and be a fat and happy pasture buddy. :)

smrobs 03-01-2010 11:14 AM

I think that will be a good job for her and you will both enjoy it. :D

welshies rule 03-01-2010 05:16 PM

love her! soo cute!


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