Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
My two girls are definitely not the picture of conformational ideal, so apparently I'll overlook a LOT xD
My miniature mare has a straight back and weak hind end which means she occasionally needs adjustments from the chiropractor to stay feeling well. That's her only real fault, but its a pretty big one since her 'occupation' is as a cart horse. I also bought her even knowing that she had foundered (minimally, very little hoof structure change). She loves to work and does very well though, and I think as long as she's cared for properly she'll stay sound for work up into her upper teens.
My yearling filly appears to be base narrow in the back(giving the impression of cow hocks) and has a very slightly clubby left rear hoof. She's also light boned but has a killer nice shoulder, big roomy hocks, a short back, and a big hip. I overlooked her faults mostly because she needed me and because I absolutely adore her personality, but I would never recommend her as a competition horse because of her lack of substance.
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