I thought I would have you guys critique my ex-broodmare.
Name: BL Hooten Hollows Bow Tie
Pedigree: Bl Hooten Hollows Bow Tie Miniature
Markings: Strip on nose (only apparent when wet)
2005- Bought by us
2006- Silver Smokey Black Appaloosa filly
2007- Smokey Black Appaloosa colt
2008- miscarriage (colt)
2009- Palomino Appaloosa gelding
2010- Silver Smokey Black Appaloosa gelding (kept)
2011- Palomino filly (kept)
Possible local show horse. Nothing more. lol.
Halter (shown as foal)
Knows ground manners
I try to know as much as I can about my horses. Conformation is a big thing for me.
What I notice-
Roached back? (Could be from lack of topline?)
She does have a broodmare belly. I do know that but that doesn't worry me. It doesn't hinder her what so ever.
I've worked hard with this mare. Previously her weight was HORRIBLE. Skin and bones. I worked hard to up her weight up before she foaled. She's keeping weight on pretty good now.
I have no other goals for this mare but to keep her active and not be a pasture puff. I've taken her from a mare scared of jumps to a mare who will willingly jump 75% of her height. I've also been teaching her, her manners.
Her current jumping maximum is 20''.
NOTE: We DON'T have any intact males so NO more foals. Thank you. :wink:
Is she pregnant at present? She looks either very pregnant or very obese. Miniatures are typically very easy keepers and don't require much, if any, grain.
Should her stomach look like that? How long ago did she foal last?
Monkey mouth? I think she has a cute mouth!
On the topic of her belly: She is NOT pregnant. We sold our stallion before she sold (a month before) and our colts were gelded in October and March. She foaled April 30th.
She is NOT overweight. The belly has nothing to do with her being obese (She's about a 5/6 on the scale and weights about 240lbs). She has been pregnant 6 times and her belly has dropped gradually after each one.
The belly is there even if she is underweight (last spring/fall she was ribby and hippy. I'll post pictures when I get home for proof) She is wormed regularly too.
So no. She is not pregnant. The belly is just her and it doesn't go away when she's severly underweight. She also isn't an easy keeper. She requires grain to keep her healthy. I feed her Purina's Miniature Horse & Pony.
It is suspected that her pre-pubic tendon is stretched, but it hasn't been proven. But, her belly doesn't bother her. As you can tell by her jumping pictures and videos. She flies over the jumps!
She does have a monkey mouth. She has an underbite. But only one of her foals ever inherited it.
I'll have to post pictures of her from after he first foal (2006) and of her skinny in 2010.
Have you found a farrier yet? Her feet are scary still.
And there's a QH/Paint breeder not too far away from me (15 minutes?) that I'm going to try and call tomorrow.
I got kind of behind on that with FFA/baling/chickens/fair all smack dab in this month.
I have about four numbers that I'll be calling.
The whole farrier thing scares the crap out of me since I don't want to get a crappy one and that is really a hard thing to sift through. It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it. Its a huge responsibility and it makes me nervous.
Its like, I can handle the training, foaling (watching, lol), vet, feeding, research, care, but farriery is a HUGE responsibility and I have to find a really good one. That and one that is willing to trim seven minis. I don't want to mess up!
Ok, I'm going to just hit, "Submit Reply" but I'm getting the shivers now. Grrr.
I'm sorry, but anyone and I do mean anyone that breeds any creature of Gods as often as you did, doesn't need any animals. No wonder she has a stretched or torn abd ligament. And for shame on those hooves. I'm a busy person too but my animals get taken care of !!!!!!!! And thats my only reply.
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