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wild_spot 06-21-2010 03:30 AM

Critique - Latte
Please be harsh! Critique her as a future breeding prospect to be bred to an ASH for an allrounder/working horse with good enough looks to show.

Or just basic stuff, whatever :]

She is a 5yo 13.3h Arab mare.

Not the best pics, but all I have at the moment.


*AAARGH - I know I have some side on pics of her. Keep looking... AHA!

SallyRC123 06-21-2010 06:00 AM

Very cute, could do with a little more muscle and a little less belly I believe :P Especially by the looks of the side on paddock pic.

x Branded Heart x 06-21-2010 10:02 AM

This little mare is such a cutie! And she actually has pretty good conformation too. She is a little overweight though and is lacking muscle definition but that is fixable.
In terms of the way she is built though, shes good to go!
She is well proportioned and carries herself nicely (as most arabs do!) . She has a good neck and well proportioned head. And a very pretty face might I add. Big, round eyes and nice, chiseled features. Her shoulder is long and sloping, which will increase the free movement of her forearms and increase the shock absorbsion. < Ignore my bad spelling> She has a nice deep heart girth, a straightback and a flat croup (characteristic to arabians/ good endurance breeds). Her legs are clean, with better muscle definition on the front, a nice long forearm and shorter canons. Her nicely angled pasterns will add for a bit of a spring in her step and good shock absorbsion. Her hind legs look to be a little "camped out" in some of the pictures but it could just be how she is standing.
She looks to be well taken care of. She is clean, with a nice full mane but a bit of a scrawny tail. Lovely horse though! :)

kitten_Val 06-21-2010 11:59 AM

I'm not gonna critique as I don't know the breed well and I honestly think she's a very cute horse, but why is she somewhat on small side? I always had a feeling that arabs are around 15 hh.

wild_spot 06-21-2010 06:02 PM

Should have added more details, my bad! The paddock pictures were when I went to see her before I got her - Been running with her dam since she was born, and veryyyyy fat! She is in the process of being started hence the lack of muscle and still fat belly, lol. It's winter now so once it starts warming up she will do more work and shed the weight!

Kitten, she just didn't grow! She was bred for racing, her dad is 15.3h and mum is 14.3h - She is just a midget, don't know why! I like it though, I like them smaller. Though where I live there are lots of arabs around 14.1-14.3 - Wildey, my other Arab, is 14.1h.

Thanks guys! Keep 'em coming!

wild_spot 06-21-2010 06:03 PM

Oh and yes, she rubs her tail out itching - Worst tail I have ever had!

smrobs 06-21-2010 06:41 PM

The only 2 things that stick out to me is that she seems to stand just a bit camped out, though that could be just the angle of the pix. Also, her neck is pretty short. Other than that, I have nothing bad to say about the little darling. I can't wait for pix from next summer when you literally work her butt off. :D

On a good note, she is a very solid little horse and looks much bigger than 13.3 under saddle. Her legs and feet are nice and big and straight. Her pasterns are a good length and have a nice slope. Her shoulder and croup have a nice slope as well. Pair her with the right stally and you will have yourself one heck of a nice foal.

wild_spot 06-21-2010 06:54 PM

I'm hoping to pair her with one of a few ASH sons of a horse call Palmers Fort Abdul - Either Bryjen Fort Talon, Win D Fortitude, or Waylon J Justice - All are really nice, solid horses who are pretty enough to show but can also work cattle, and have also proven to cross really well on Arab mares. This is Win D Fortitude - he is being campaigned in Campdrafting by a guy I know - And the other two look very much the same:

M Jay Australian Stockhorse Stud | Stallions

Of course, this won't be until fiurther down the track when she is working well and I have gotten some performance on her.

What is camped out again?

x Branded Heart x 06-21-2010 07:01 PM

Camped out is when the cannon bone is not perpendicular to the ground, but are angled behind the hock. And that stud is a stunner!

smrobs 06-21-2010 07:06 PM

When her back legs don't angle like they should, they are a bit out behind her when her cannon bone is verticle.

Ideal conformation:

Camped out:

But, like I said, it could be the angle of the pic playing tricks on me. :D

Can I just say that I absolutely adore the ASH breed? Every one that I have ever seen is gorgeous and has nice solid using conformation that I wish the AQHA would encourage.

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