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Supermane 02-10-2008 10:51 AM

Critique my mare? Movement as well...
 
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...Picture006.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...Picture003.jpg

I know, she isn't standing square so it's going to be difficult, but I'm curious. She is a 12 year old thoroughbred mare. We are planning on using her as an english pleasure horse when my mother starts showing (on the local circuit), but right now she isn't doing anything except a few lessons.

You can be very honest, I won't get upset if you are critical, we aren't breeding her so it doesn't matter too much.

EQ hunter rider 02-10-2008 11:38 AM

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She is a really nice mare! Once she is really fit, she will look even better. She looks really sweet, And calm for a thoroughbred. perfect age. I would have to see her gaits to really see if she was a good pleasure mare, but other then that she looks really good! :D !

Supermane 02-10-2008 11:49 AM

She went to a hunter show last weekend with my mother's trainer. We only made her go 2'6" and she placed 4th on both in the jumping classes and a 2nd on the hack out of... 32 I think. I don't know if we can make a her a nice pleasure horse, but she was breed to be a hunter so that's always an option.

And yeah, I don't ride her much since I just bought a horse and my mother is only just learning to canter. Basically she hasn't been working since my mother's trainer broke her back. But she is back into work now and hopefully we can get her in shape soon.

BluMagic 02-10-2008 11:53 AM

She looks like she has a nice short back. Her back seems a little far back most likely due to the higher withers. No prob there, I think. She has a good long hip. Is it just mer or does her tail head seem evena teeny bit low? I think she looks very nice. She gave me the first impression of a Buddeny for some reason. lol. I agree with when she is fit and has even more muscle! :-)

Grendel 02-10-2008 04:58 PM

lovely mare!

the only thing I noticed right away was in the first picture. It looks like her neck is set a little low near the withers but I think that's just because her withers are tall.

Supermane 02-10-2008 09:00 PM

Wow, I found a picture of her taken the day after we bought her about a year and a half ago. She looks like a completely different horse.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...tion/Nani2.jpg
And yes, she is standing on a hill.

Oh, and thanks for the critiques so far.

Supermane 04-15-2008 09:02 PM

I recently took a video of me on her. We were both having very off day, but it's the only video I have.
http://s296.photobucket.com/albums/m...t=c58a6cc3.pbr

Abby 04-15-2008 11:18 PM

I think she is beautiful the only things I noticed ares she has a very straight shoulder which means she may have a choppy trot or walk and if I wanted to get really picky I'd say her back pasterns are slightly longer than I normally see but that isn't really a noticeable.

love-a-hero 04-16-2008 06:59 AM

I dont like her neck and how it joins on to her body...looks odd.

Harlee rides horses 04-16-2008 07:29 PM

She's pretty, looks like an angel, although I see some minor technicalities. She is built uphill. She also needs much much more top line muscling. Appears to have a goose-rump. She seems cow-hocked. Her neck is much too straight, I personally dislike how it ties into her chest. Also, in the first picture she appears slightly sickle-hocked. But she seems to have a lovely personality.


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