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CessBee 08-22-2011 03:35 AM

TB mare, Conformation and pedigree critique please :D
 
Hey guys, this is Cessna she is my almost 16 year old TB mare.
Please critique her pedigree and conformation, pick her apart http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com...es/biggrin.gif

*note, she has been virtually out of work since February, hence the lack of muscle. I also have the farrier coming in the next few days.

Pedigree
Two Step Thoroughbred
Photos
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...8_807483_n.jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._7341638_n.jpg

More photos can be acquired if needed http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com...es/biggrin.gif


Added photos, on slightly leveler ground and with her tail not obstructing her hind legs.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._5699015_n.jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._7926963_n.jpg

CessBee 08-23-2011 03:20 AM

Bumping up

bubba13 08-23-2011 03:30 AM

Like you said, she needs a lot of condition. Not just muscle but some fat. I'm assuming you're in winter in NZ now, so I won't comment on her haircoat like I would if you were in the US! Really overall nice mare. I'm a big fan of her front end: good shoulder, solid bone. The length of her back and angle of her hip are also nice, but look at the dip in muscling behind her wither and her camped-out stance. Something tells me she has either back or stifle pain, or both. Other than that, her hocks are rather straight.

CessBee 08-23-2011 04:19 AM

She previously had an ill fitting saddle and caused the muscle dipping behind her withers.

Yes it is winter and we recently had a cold snap, causing her to have a drop in condition.

CessBee 08-23-2011 11:14 PM

Anyone else?

bubba13 08-23-2011 11:16 PM

Has a vet (or chiropractor) checked her for a sore back?

CessBee 08-24-2011 12:17 AM

No I have not, she is currently on turnout and has been since February, until November when she is going away to stud. When I have been back from University I have taken her on gentle hacks, predominantly bareback and just really relaxing stuff, working slightly on bend and working forward, nothing too taxing at all. She is a very happy mare and does not display any negative/pain like response to any pressure any where. She is slightly stiffer to the left, but with work on bend she has got progressively better.

tinyliny 08-24-2011 12:25 AM

I agree with Bubba's assessment. Her hocks are a bit posty and pasterns rather upright in rear. She looks like a fairly sturdy horse, though. I , too, like her neck and shoulder and I like her slighty large head. She will really be lovely with muscle and some padding. Nice Girl!

CessBee 08-24-2011 12:28 AM

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._4903328_n.jpg

Here is a picture of her in full work in January this year.

Thanks guys.
I love this mare to bits :D

tinyliny 08-24-2011 01:44 AM

She IS a looker!


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