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Went to see this lovely mare super sweet disposition.. Here are some pics. Does anything stand out that might be concerning Eye Road surface Asphalt Working animal Plant
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She is very butt high...
You are going to forever be fighting a heavy forehand and downhill push as you ride.
She is going to have a incredible stride if you can control that impulsion and over reach from her conformation behind.
She looks decently set wide stance front and hind.
She also has a set back SI joint which is going to affect her "motor", her hind end strength some.
She's pretty and in nice flesh.
She appears decently put together she should be able to do near any job handily.

What is with the rubbed raw of her chest?
馃惔...
Looks okay except for unbalanced, high heel shoe job. I highly recommend you get a pre purchase exam with a vet on this horse. Those hooves are set up for navicular.
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She is very butt high...
You are going to forever be fighting a heavy forehand and downhill push as you ride.
She is going to have a incredible stride if you can control that impulsion and over reach from her conformation behind.
She looks decently set wide stance front and hind.
She also has a set back SI joint which is going to affect her "motor", her hind end strength some.
She's pretty and in nice flesh.
She appears decently put together she should be able to do near any job handily.

What is with the rubbed raw of her chest?
馃惔...
There were some nasty bites that had ointment on. They were pretty bad. Thank you for your input. I did find to be falling forward I just thought English saddle and she tracked up really big. I thought she鈥檇 pull a shoe but never heard a click
Did I miss where you stated your purpose for buying her? I think she is only mildly downhil in orientation, and her feet will improve with better ferriery But, yeah, xrays would be worth your while, of at least the front feet. She looks very kind of eye, and likeable
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In the first side-on pic she looks really bum-high & quite light in the forehand compared to her hind end. But she's standing at an angle, and the second side-on pic she looks pretty well balanced & only a tad bum-high. Illustrates the way pics can 'lie'. But if you've seen her in person, you should have a good idea of just how imbalanced or not she is. & if she is, if you're wanting to do dressage or such, that might pose an issue, and saddle fit/rider balance will be a bit trickier, but if you're wanting her for trail riding or some such, no biggie IMO... except when riding down steep hills - you might have to have... quite a curve to your spine to stay upright!

Agree her front feet are pretty atrocious, badly trimmed & shod(assuming she isn't just long overdue, when it would be unfair to blame the farriery). But as Tiny said, they will be greatly improved with good farriery. If she is older, I'd probably get those fores xrayed too, just to see how far, if any, any remodelling has got. But remember, probs start with soft tissue damage, that progresses to bony changes, if not resolved. So just because there may not yet be bony changes doesn't mean there's no problem. I wouldn't personally be put off by the state of her feet, esp if you do have a good farrier/trimmer.
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In the first side-on pic she looks really bum-high & quite light in the forehand compared to her hind end. But she's standing at an angle, and the second side-on pic she looks pretty well balanced & only a tad bum-high. Illustrates the way pics can 'lie'. But if you've seen her in person, you should have a good idea of just how imbalanced or not she is. & if she is, if you're wanting to do dressage or such, that might pose an issue, and saddle fit/rider balance will be a bit trickier, but if you're wanting her for trail riding or some such, no biggie IMO... except when riding down steep hills - you might have to have... quite a curve to your spine to stay upright!

Agree her front feet are pretty atrocious, badly trimmed & shod(assuming she isn't just long overdue, when it would be unfair to blame the farriery). But as Tiny said, they will be greatly improved with good farriery. If she is older, I'd probably get those fores xrayed too, just to see how far, if any, any remodelling has got. But remember, probs start with soft tissue damage, that progresses to bony changes, if not resolved. So just because there may not yet be bony changes doesn't mean there's no problem. I wouldn't personally be put off by the state of her feet, esp if you do have a good farrier/trimmer.
Thank you all for your help. I very much appreciate the assistance
I don't think I would like a horse that downhill. The saddle might slide forward... But I haven't ridden her. It depends how you like her. How old is she? If she's a 2 year old, she might even out with time.
I don't think I would like a horse that downhill. The saddle might slide forward... But I haven't ridden her. It depends how you like her. How old is she? If she's a 2 year old, she might even out with time.
She is 12 yrs old
Her appearance of mane, clipped face to me says English riding horse.
If it were my choice to make, I would pass on her because she is to butt high at her age.
She is not going to be a comfortable ride always being pitched forward, no matter what you do with her.
Her pictures presented she is standing on a matted wash rack surface..pretty darn flat terrain under that mat area.
No matter the angle or side taken from, she is very butt high and sadly this is a detriment when it is this much.
Sorry, to me cute as she is...I would pass.
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Her appearance of mane, clipped face to me says English riding horse.
If it were my choice to make, I would pass on her because she is to butt high at her age.
She is not going to be a comfortable ride always being pitched forward, no matter what you do with her.
Her pictures presented she is standing on a matted wash rack surface..pretty darn flat terrain under that mat area.
No matter the angle or side taken from, she is very butt high and sadly this is a detriment when it is this much.
Sorry, to me cute as she is...I would pass.
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thank you so much. I did pass. 馃槉
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