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post #1 of 5 Old 04-27-2012, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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4 year old AQHA mare - "Holly"

So I'm very, very new at this, but I liked seeing the critques of various horses and wanted to see if I could get some more opinions on my mare. She turned 4 on March 28th this year (2012). I am curious to see a more specific review of her confirmation, so thanks in advance for any insight! =)

I'm not sure if these pictures are enough to critique (as they are in-motion shots)? If not, can anyone suggest more angles and placements for a better critique and I'll post more?


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post #2 of 5 Old 04-27-2012, 04:21 PM
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You need to get pics of her squared up for an accurate critique
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-27-2012, 04:30 PM
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squared up, both side, front and behind. Straight on shots
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-27-2012, 04:52 PM
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Cant really tell you much apart from the back that her back is a little long in those photos, and she appears to have a decent shoulder and neck set.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-27-2012, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I'm gonna be honest, I've never known the technicals of confirmation, and I'm very interested in learning as I see a lot of talk about how it can affect performance abilities in more ways than I imagined. I've always picked mine based on a few things for barrel horses: Short back, long underline, nice slope on shoulder to look for stride ability, and the slope of the backside compared to the front.

My concern with my girl when I got her was that her butt seemed a little high. She is a very "cowy" mover. I'm just interested in understanding how to better assess confirmation, so I greatly appreciate the advice!

I'll take some better pics today and repost for a better view.

Thanks! =)
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"holly" , 4 years , thirteen acres

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