critique my girls
this one is Dandy a 4 yr old quarter horse/appy :D
and this is Maggie a 18-24 yr old TWH/QH :D :D
if you need better pictures let me know I just want to know what you think of Maggie's condition and Dandy's conformation
BTW here's a picture of Maggie about 2 months ago
The first horse is hard to critique, almost impossible because of the angle and how its moving. Get standing photos :wink: But looks over at the knees, short neck, neck doesn't tie intot he shoulder very well, looks like has a goose rump, posty legged and looks downhill. But all that i see could just be that photo. So really, i couldn't know any of this for certain unless i had better pictures. But love the roan-like coloring.
The last horse looks like she is gaining weight, looks liek the poor girl's joints are hurting. Neck sagging, so are her eyes. Typical, certainly no riding. But looks like she is doing better.
They both seem to have incredibly flat backs. I don't like the first horse's chest and how it ties into her neck. The second horse seems cow-hocked and splay footed and is most definitely under weight.
Maggie is a rescue horse and we're still working on her weight. I'll try to get some better pictures tomorrow I didn't have anyone to hold them and it was around feeding time so they were not standing still Maggie does have some joint problems. but even if she's never really ridable I still love that old sweetheart :) I got both horses for free never look a gift horse in the mouth LOL
Do you keep them in the pasture with their halters on? That's a really bad idea.... especially with rope halters because they won't break if a horse gets it stuck and they can hang themselves..... :cry:
I keep halters on my horses at all times. Its a safety percausion. Rope halters yes, i advise not to keep on but regular halters, if they are fitted correctly need to be on. I have had my fair share of horses get lose without halters and im telling you it will never happen again. They will always have halters incase something happens. You never know what could come up.
Just had to say that :wink:
The discussion is going off topic, but... :) I wouldn't agree. I don't keep halters on my horses. Never did except for the 1st month (they came wild and need some time to get used to people). As long as they accepted me I took halters off. It takes me 30 secs to put halter on, and if they get loose they can run away with halter as far as they can do without the halter. And with their habit of putting nose everywhere the halter can get caught and even break-away one can still can bring some damage. As for rope halters it's plain dangerous to leave them on in field.
dinglehead, I think your 1st horse is very nice looking baby. 2nd one is definitely underweight, but as you said she's rescue and on old side, so it may take you a while to bring up the weight on her. But she's very cute too.
Even if your horse /accepts/ you. You never know what could happen :wink:
It's matter of taste. I think keeping halter is unnatural unless there are some issues (like horse is hard to catch), but I'm completely fine with other people keeping it on their horses (although rope halter is still not appropriate for the turn out no matter what).
My neighbor' new TB managed to open the gate and got loose together with pony. Having halters on them didn't help much to catch them. Lol! The mailman and the other neighbor ended up chasing them into the riding ring, and I'm very sorry I missed such a performance! I'm sure it was exciting. :)
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