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post #1 of 19 Old 08-27-2020, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on this ISH mare

Hi everyone, what do you think to the conformation of this 6 yr old, 17.2 hh irish sports horse mare? Thanks in advance
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All i have to say is shes GORGEOUS!

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post #3 of 19 Old 08-27-2020, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Are you actually looking to buy or just finding pictures of horses for sale that you are trying to learn what to look for and or avoid?

Her...not impressed.
She's big, she's thick and very drafty looking to me.
I don't like her hind leg set nor do I like her SI joint placement.
Her hind-end, her motor is weak imo.
She has a large coarse head, a rather thick throatlatch.
I don't like her back nor the blending of back into hind-end.
I see nothing "refined" about her. Nothing mareish or feminine.
When I looked at breed characteristics, https://www.thesprucepets.com/irish-...rofile-4589364 , to me she is not a prime crossing of draft and Thoroughbred..
When I asked for pictures of this breed, there were drop-dead gorgeous examples even nicer that show the characteristics you want to find in a horse.
The below picture is of a stallion where I would expect to find "male" characteristics of thick/coarse, yet the mare you show is far more coarse in appearance to me than a breeding stallion as the one shown is.

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post #5 of 19 Old 08-27-2020, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Are you actually looking to buy or just finding pictures of horses for sale that you are trying to learn what to look for and or avoid?
Hi HLG, I'm a first timer so looking to getting a horse but some of the ones I like cost in the thousands so I'm hoping to get advice from more experienced people about whether they are worth the price in terms of conformation as well as abilities and temperament and health. For abilities she ticks all the boxes in that she is a kind, easy mare in terms of temperament and good with farrier, dentist, clipping, no vices, walks trots, canters, jumps well and also hacks well alone which is great for me. I still need to ask about the owner about any injuries and get her vet assessed. The owner is asking 7 thousand pounds for her. I'm just wondering if she is worth 7 thousand if her composition is poor
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I like her front end assembly. Something about her front pasterns doesn't match with her hoofs however. Otherwise, pretty much what @horseloving guy said. She does look like a kind, easy to live with type of horse. I have no idea what horses go for in your part of the world so cannot comment on that except to say that in the US, such a horse would be modestly priced. A well-schooled horse who is a steady jumper would go for more, though.
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I've found some videos of her if it helps assess better- 1st one is her standing and 2ndd one is her walking
https://youtu.be/13INTXFzBE8

https://youtu.be/FmBtAdZZHLc

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I like her front end assembly. Something about her front pasterns doesn't match with her hoofs however. Otherwise, pretty much what @horseloving guy said. She does look like a kind, easy to live with type of horse. I have no idea what horses go for in your part of the world so cannot comment on that except to say that in the US, such a horse would be modestly priced. A well-schooled horse who is a steady jumper would go for more, though.
Thanks very much for your advice x
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I think she looks a bit like a mule.

Not that she isn't a perfectly functional horse, it's just that she just has something muley about her. The shape of her hindquarters and head are probably most of it.

I don't tend to divide horses into feminine or masculine for some reason. I think a well-built horse is a well-built horse.

I'm sure she's perfectly functional. She is just sort of homely. She is more of a fern than a flower.


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post #10 of 19 Old 08-27-2020, 09:32 PM
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I don't see anything glaringly obvious that would be wrong with her. She's a bit plain and just not super attractive to look at. That said, I will take a plain horse over a fancy one, especially if that horse is sound, sane, safe, and well behaved.

She looks slightly rump high, her front end doesn't quite match her back end. Her head is big and unrefined. That said, her legs are sturdy and look straight. If I was looking for a broodmare, I would pass. If I wanted a riding horse and I liked her, I would consider it. Not sure I would pay that price. I guess it would depend on how she rides.
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