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post #1 of 11 Old 06-12-2019, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hey! This is my first post and this is the first horse I've ever bred:) she's a Quarab/draft cross and just turned a year in March, as of right now she stands about 15.1 hands. I know she needs a little weight (I'm having a tough time keeping up with the growth spurts) and my barn is a mess, but what about her confirmation? I've never been much good at judging a horse so I'm nosy! Please be kind, she's my first baby!IMG_20190612_121932_1560363924727.jpg
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-14-2019, 07:29 AM
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Not fair to judge a baby. Look at the sticky at the top of the forum though if you would like to post proper pics. You can certainly see the Arab in the face and her head set. At this point her head/neck and legs look too small for her body.

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post #3 of 11 Old 06-14-2019, 01:39 PM
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At first glance you can see she is quite pretty and pleasing to the eye. A second look shows her funky yearling stage with parts that don't all fit together yet. But she will change dramatically as she gets older and fills out. Bet she will be a real nice girl--good for you! :)

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post #4 of 11 Old 06-14-2019, 01:56 PM
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Wish I could see her feet better. Over all, though, a very pretty and nicely put together horse. I do not see her needing more weight, not at all. her weight is perfect as is.
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-14-2019, 07:14 PM
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Very nice filly like her look and conformation. A little to fine boned in the legs for my taste. Doesn't need more weight she's borderline to fat now.

Better to be lean then fat with a young growing horse. Beautiful filly I really like her.
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-16-2019, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback! I will try to get some better pics of her soon. The only reason I mention the weight is because I am able to see her ribs, I'll attach a pic with better lighting. And here's her sire and dam, just for perspective! Dam was 6 months preggers in this pic, and yes her conformation is terrible I know😂
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-16-2019, 08:24 PM
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She is very pretty. She is still a filly so she still has filling out to do. She doesn't really need any more weight, better to be a bit thin than too chunky.

I agree that her legs do look a bit thin and bony for her body size, and she does seem to have a small face.

Still subject to change. 🙂 She looks very promising. What's her name?
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-16-2019, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback! Yes she seems to have gotten her sires stocky build and her dams fine face and legs, my husband said this would happen😂 she's got a ton of hair for a yearling too! Her name is Jozsa:) I'm going to be sending in registration papers soon and her registered name will be Peppy Steele the Dazzle (trying to make the best of parents registered names😣)

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post #9 of 11 Old 06-16-2019, 09:55 PM
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What will she be registered as?

She's absolutely beautiful! While I agree it's not a good age to judge she is nice, I wouldn't give up on her bone I feel like she will likely balance out well. I think she has bettered both the parents (ok well, mom, can't see much of dad aside from furry) which is always important. Would love to see her in a few years I don't have any major concerns at this point. Time will tell.

I agree with what rambo said about the weight. I would want her thinner and while I wouldn't cut her feed (the next growth spurt will balance her out) I sure wouldn't up it. Babies are tricky, they will look skinny/fat when they aren't. There's barely a not even there hint of ribs,on no horse would I say that's thin, plus the ribs are fairly irrelevant, especially with her current build you can't put faith on those alone, she has too much coverage overall. Look up Henneke Body Condition it may help you. Also thinner is much better then fat, especially for a growing horse.
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post #10 of 11 Old 06-17-2019, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! It's tough because I've never had a foal before and some people say lean is great, no problem but others have freaked out when I've said I can see the outline of her ribs. Hard to know what's best!

She'll be registered with the IDSHR
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