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post #1 of 8 Old 07-16-2013, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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5 year old HanoverianX mare

This is Fruehling, she is 5 years old, 16.2hh, 3/4 hanoverian 1/4 TB mare. She is one of my coach's horses that I'm interested in eventually buying, and I have just started her in the past month or so. These pictures were taken in June, when she has had just lunging, and some very short walk rides on her, so she is not fit/top line not developed. I have a riding log on here for her if you guys are interested, called "Fruehling".

I have an idea of what I see in her (good and bad) and I'm interested in what you guys see
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-16-2013, 11:06 PM
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Omg I love the last picture!! Lol

She is a very nice looking, shiney mare. What do you plan on doing with her? I love her shoulder. I see a nice dressage mount :)

Her feathering is bothering me. Shave that stuff off and she'll look like a million bucks ;) (ill quit being a snob now lol)
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-17-2013, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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The hack job mane and crazy fetlocks are some what intentional. I'm too broke to buy her right now, so I'm passive aggressively trying to make her as ugly as possible for as long as possible to prevent anyone else snatching her up (that'll work right??!? lol). But we have our first show coming up in a couple weeks so that's going to be taken care of and she will be neat and tidy.

My goal is to do mid level all around english with her. My goals with her include getting up to (but not necessarily competing at) third level dressage, 3'3-3'6 hunters/jumpers, and dabble in some eventing around the same level as the jumping (training I think) if she turns out to be a handy jumper. Having not free jumped her I'm not sure how her form is, but she seems otherwise pretty athletic and careful under saddle. Her mother was a very handy jumper despite having below average front end form, but Fruehling's shoulder is much better than her mothers. I really love eventing, but there isn't much of it around here, and shows are very small and low key, so if I never go to big shows/events with her that's fine by me.

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-17-2013, 12:38 PM
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I'd get her as soon as you have the money...she's gorgeous. Another one that I can't complain very much about. If I was really going to be picky I'd say she is somewhat thick in the throat latch, has possibly ever so slightly long pasterns, tied in at the knee a bit and there's something funny about her hind hooves (the angles are off) particularly left hind hoof.

But she is a lovely lady that is well put together and looks like she has a personality too Good luck. I hope you can grab her soon.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-17-2013, 01:03 PM
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Very nice horse. Slightly steep in the shoulder. Slightly long through the coupling. This horse looks like she could take you far.

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I think she's just about as nice as they get until you see her back hooves. Either she has a terrible farrier or she's very clubby in the back left. I'm leaning towards bad farrier though because her heels on both hooves in the back are underslung and the hoof angles don't match. That can be fixed though.

LOVE her huge hip.

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-18-2013, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys :)
I took a close look at her feet tonight, and other that being in need of a trim (and probably shoes in the near future) they looked ok to me. I think it's just the picture and the shadow that makes the back heels look as funny as they do here. I've seen a few training horses come to the barn with mildly clubbed feet, and they don't look like, or have the flexibility hers have. So basically even if her feet are a little off, I don't think it's enough to effect her performance or soundness wise.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-18-2013, 10:17 PM
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She's a really nice horse!

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