suitability for eventing? (confo critique)
Hi! I have a 15.1-ish 6 y/o Selle Francais x TB mare who I think would like to try her hoof at eventing, provided her scaredy-cat-arse mom (me) gets over her confidence/fear issues - we've only gone as high as 2'3" before, because of my silliness. She loves jumping, and is bold and sassy, and her dam did Training level eventing.
If anyone can glean any conformation critiques out of these not-necessarily-the-best-conformation-set-up photos, that'd be great! I'm just looking to see whether or not you think her physique would hold up to the rigors of low-level eventing (BN or Novice at best, probably). If not, I'm perfectly content to hack around huntseat and stick to little bitty hunter classes at schooling shows. I'm not in it for the ribbons or anything like that! I just love her and want her to be sound, safe, and sane. She has a pretty good work ethic and I think she has the heart for eventing, just not sure about the conformation (I grew up hunter/jumper, dabbled in dressage).
Onwards to the pictures!
fat and fuzzy rising 3.5 year old, when I first bought her - unbroke
last summer (09), 5 years old - she saw some horses outside, hence the giraffey attentive stance!
bored after a ride and starting to get fuzzy, a few weeks ago; 6 years old.
And just for fun, here's a working pic of us from Sunday (PLEASE temporarily ignore my a) bad eq and b) spare tire(s) - obviously these will BOTH be addressed before I start venturing into the eventing world!)
Thanks in advance!!