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Raidress 01-07-2011 12:56 PM

Hanoverian x TB Mare -is this the one?
I think my search for the perfect equine partner may be finally yielding some worthwhile results.

This is Frontier. She is an 11 year old Hanoverian x TB cross, HOV approved and produced 1 HOV approved filly and she has a 6 year old son who is a successful hunter in Va. She is 16hh. She has trained in dressage and jumped a few times. The owner now wants to focus on her daughter and find this mare a working home at a ridiculously low price. The only vice, is that during her cycle sometimes she will flag her handler and she just stands there waiting to be bred LOL. This is not a big deal to me. I am only looking for a horse to help me build my skills as a rider, so if I have to take a break from riding for a week, no big deal. And should I be showing her, there's always Regumate as an option.

She is a solid, well-trained mare. I would be lying if I said I wasn't exited about meeting her. She is a far shot better than the other TB mare I was looking at.

What do you think?

SugarPlumLove 01-07-2011 01:58 PM

She's the type of mare I would call boring. her shoulder is a little steep and her head doesn't appeal visually to me. It doesn't have very much femininety to it. She's a very plain looking horse. But then again these aren't the most fantastic photo's.

But if she appeals to you and her training is up to par than I would say go for it! I don't see any major flaws that could harm her show career all that much.

DubyaS6 01-07-2011 02:38 PM

I think she looks great. I do think that she looks much better or intriguing in the first pictures than in the last. She does look a little mainstream or "boring" (whatever you want to call it) in the last photo, but I dont really have anything negative to say.

Her head is not as defined as I personally like, but with all of that said, I would go have a look at her as you seem excited about her. Horses can be very un-photogenic just like people :)

lilruffian 01-07-2011 02:56 PM

I think she's a beauty. Her back is a bit long and she's a tad high in the withers but other than that i think she looks great ;)

FoxyRoxy1507 01-07-2011 02:59 PM

she is a tad long backed but i like the way she's put together and i personally love her head.

tinyliny 01-07-2011 03:02 PM

She is lovely~! Not boring at all. But it all depends on how she rides. She is built overall pretty well. Boring? Pshaw!!!

AlexS 01-07-2011 03:50 PM

That was my thought Tiny, I think she is lovely. She's certainly worth a visit.

Sophie19 01-07-2011 03:54 PM

She's not boring. She's beautiful.

Raidress 01-07-2011 04:23 PM

Thanks for your opinions. She seems so far to have everything I need out of a partner. Flashiness comes last unfortunately when you are trying to get the most "bang" for the buck. I think she is very classy. And horses definitely have their "good" and "bad" days photogenically. I think she cleans up nicely. Definitely in a class above when compared to the other equines in my budget.

We will see how her demeanor is on Sunday. I wish I could take a few of you guys with me, ha! This is my first adventure buying a horse. I am nervous and exited.

Dressage10135 01-07-2011 04:25 PM

I think she looks and sounds nice for what you want to to. The best way to find out is to go try her! Make sure you take lots of pictures and video if possible! :D

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