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post #31 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:30 AM
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I would say that she is a bay not a chestnut.
Not bay. Look at the pics. There's a lighter ring of hair at her coronet band. Hallmark of chestnut. Bays do not have that lighter ring.
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post #32 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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yes, she is a bit bony, and her hindquarters are small due to lack of excersize.
A good hay in front of her24/7 will keep her warm now and hold off the weight loss, which is such a pita in the winter.

Wow! First I am looking at her stepping under herself, perhaps some standerbred- her ears look a bit long to be QH? And!!! i want those loooong springy pasterns. you will get a nice ride from her.

She has a respectful manner and a trusting soul- her tail is swinging and she is not tense at your trot. I just love a horse like this. sweet is number one on my list of horses.

such good luck with her please keep us up to date.

ps I betcha you could put stretchies and blankets and curlers in her hair. Is she good to pick up her feet? that will come anyway.
check her teeth she might have sharps and wolf teeth. that would also cause weight loss, dont forget a good worming schedule either.

A real nice beauty. Hey, whats her name? I didnt catch it.
WOW, thank you so much!!!

I didn't think it was possible to love her more than I already do, but there you went, making me even more crazy about her!

I'm not experienced enough to pick out those things, so thank you very much for the reply, I'm even more excited than I was..

she is also VERY active... she just runs around the pasture (the other horses aren't chasing her or anything, I think she has taken the lead of "alpha mare" LOL) , I feel like she is happy?? haha is there maybe any other advice you can give me, as far as balking her up, getting her stong and fit???

Also, the girl before me called her twilight, but I've just been calling her red, its shorter haha, again thank you!!! thank you!(:
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post #33 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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I would say that she is a bay not a chestnut. It is difficult with the picture but her legs look black as does her tail.

I would also put her at around 14.2 by your height against here. You are nearer the camera therefore bigger.

Looks like you are in for some fun.
thank you!! I think I am too, I am so excited!!!!

also it may just be the bad quality of the picture, it's definitely dark. she doesn't have black on her legs or tail, her legs are same as the rest of her body and tail is that same brown/red as her mane.

thank you so much for your reply(:
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post #34 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Congratulations to both of you.
She appears to have spots on her withers from an ill fitting saddle so be sure to get a good saddle pad & well fitted saddle for her.
You may find that with proper nutrition she can easily go long distances.
I had no idea... thank you so much for picking that out and letting me know..

I thought saddles were sized to rider, not horse?? I'm not saying I'm right, because I am still new to all of this.

let me know how you think I can fix this problem... how do you measure the horse for a saddle??

thank you again!!(:
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post #35 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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I would estimate her at ~14.2 - 14.3 as well, and would guess she is mostly QH with something a little bit more refined,probably Arab. Du you kniw how old she is?
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thanks for your estimate(:

they said 8, but by the looks of her teeth she most certainly is a bit older.
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post #36 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Morgan cross. She is absolutely adorable! Bet she is trained to drive, too.
Morgan? really, you think??? that's interesting...

and I think she has actually had a lot of training just by the way she acts and moves.
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post #37 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:53 AM
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I had no idea... thank you so much for picking that out and letting me know..

I thought saddles were sized to rider, not horse?? I'm not saying I'm right, because I am still new to all of this.

let me know how you think I can fix this problem... how do you measure the horse for a saddle??

thank you again!!(:
Actually, quite the opposite. The saddle needs to fit the horse first, the rider second. As the horse is carrying the weight and is doing most of the work, the horse's comfort is paramount.

There are a lot of good articles on the web regarding saddle fit. Google "western saddle fit" and start reading up.
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post #38 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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yes, she is a bit bony, and her hindquarters are small due to lack of excersize.
A good hay in front of her24/7 will keep her warm now and hold off the weight loss, which is such a pita in the winter.

Wow! First I am looking at her stepping under herself, perhaps some standerbred- her ears look a bit long to be QH? And!!! i want those loooong springy pasterns. you will get a nice ride from her.

She has a respectful manner and a trusting soul- her tail is swinging and she is not tense at your trot. I just love a horse like this. sweet is number one on my list of horses.

such good luck with her please keep us up to date.

ps I betcha you could put stretchies and blankets and curlers in her hair. Is she good to pick up her feet? that will come anyway.
check her teeth she might have sharps and wolf teeth. that would also cause weight loss, dont forget a good worming schedule either.

A real nice beauty. Hey, whats her name? I didnt catch it.
I forgot about answering you about her picking up her feet. She is a little weird about it... like she would probably let me swing my legs around her and hang from her neck if I wanted (I wouldn't do this) but she is weird about having her legs/feet touched... and I can't understand why..

I look at her feet often, as I posted in another thread about feet, I got a lot of negativity because I am timid when it comes to picking feet (I know how that is part of the basic care of owning a horse and everyone should know how to do it) but if you would have seen the first horse I ever had, I had in my care for about two months, you would understand why it scares me and why my confidence about it is horrible.. he was too much horse for me... their feet get picked regularly though, just not by me (my horse is kept at my pap's house and his daughter-in-law has a horse there also so she does my horses feet regularly), next big big priority on my list though is to learn how to be confident picking feet on my own. because it is something I should know... its kind of embarrassing and horrible that I don't know how to do this yet... some people have made me feel really bad about it, now that's crushing the confidence even more because I feel like an idiot for not knowing how to do it comfortably....

but maybe that's why she doesn't like me touching her feet because she may sense my lack of confidence or fear of hurting her... I need to get over it, I know... kind of pathetic..

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post #39 of 46 Old 02-16-2016, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Actually, quite the opposite. The saddle needs to fit the horse first, the rider second. As the horse is carrying the weight and is doing most of the work, the horse's comfort is paramount.

There are a lot of good articles on the web regarding saddle fit. Google "western saddle fit" and start reading up.
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I definitely will.. thank you so much.
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I had no idea... thank you so much for picking that out and letting me know..

I thought saddles were sized to rider, not horse?? I'm not saying I'm right, because I am still new to all of this.

let me know how you think I can fix this problem... how do you measure the horse for a saddle??

thank you again!!(:
Yes, it's VERY important that the saddle fits her well! My saddle fits my horse better than it fits me, but I'm keeping it! I went through 5 to find the right one!

Save yourself some trouble and do a wither tracing of your horse. Any bendy metal thing will do. Some use a coat hanger, but I find that a little stiff. My daughter had flexible flowers so I used those, lol. Whatever works. Anyway, google it to get the correct method, but once you have the wither tracing on paper and cut it out, you can email a photo of it with a ruler laying across it to a saddlery. There are a few online that do this for you for nothing (just tell them you're looking at some of their saddles online). I was looking for a medium width saddle for my horse until I did this and discovered he needed a wide! That made things a whole lot easier. It's like wearing a shoe that's too tight - the minute you feel it coming on, you wince. You do not want your new horse to have that feeling when you put a saddle on her!
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