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Critique needed on APHA Yearling (Image Heavy)
I know these pictures aren't awesome but ... The pictures at the show are from her first show ever! I'd like to know thoughts on her conformation and if anyone here knows anything about barrel racing, specific thoughts on her future based on what you can see. She is supposed to be my replacement barrel horse in the future (we'll see if she agrees with that :roll: :lol: ) So... thoughts please! IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/HayliesFirstShow001.jpg) IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/HayliesFirstShow004.jpg) IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/June27-282009093.jpg) IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/HayliesFirstShow006.jpg) IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/HayliesFirstShow014.jpg) IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/Haylie-June090011.jpg) IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/Haylie-June09011.jpg) IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/Haylie-June09014.jpg) IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/Haylie-June09022.jpg) IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/Haylie-June09029.jpg) IMAGE(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/Threecritters/Haylie-June09030.jpg)
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Re: Critique needed on APHA Yearling (Image Heavy)

I like her congrats ! Her colouring is obviously very eye catching - have you tested her for frame BTW ?

In the first two shots she is obviously bum high but as a yearling that will change and slightly camped under, I don't know anything about barrel racing so can't critique on that.....all I can say is that I do not see anything that obviously calls out to me a problem for her movement...would be good to critique her in a year's time - that may be more telling then......she's lovely. :flower

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Sorry it took me so long to reply-busy week at work!
No, I have not tested her for frame yet but her Daddy is obviously frame and she appears to be as well. I may test *if* I decided down the line to breed just so as not to close doors on potential stallions should she be a crazy combo of sabino & splash (also carried by her papa)...but if I don't I'll treat her as frame and avoid lethal white.
Thanks for the comments...I know she's butt high at the moment-believe it or not a few weeks ago she was level! I figure she heard somehting about a horse show and decided it was a grand time for a growth spurt.
Anyone else have any comments on my girl? I'd like to gather opinions so I don't remain "barn blind"!! :oops: :D

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First off,I'm terrible at critiques and only know how to look at a few things. Saying that, I agree shes a little camped under in the front,her shoulder looks okay and her legs are straight from what I can see.She has a nice clean neck.
Also 2 solid legs almost always means frame, considering she also looks splash and sabino, also the knee spot is a good indicator of it too.

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