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  1. #1
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    Hi everyone,
    I am hoping to show my two year old filly in some hunter breeding classes either this fall or next spring. I know she needs a little more weight, but I was wondering what you guys thought of her conformation for hunter breeding, and then, later, as a broodmare. She is a really nice mover and is quite brave so I have high hopes for her!
    Pictures (please excuse the mohawk):
    http://s678.photobucket.com/albums/v...nt=zarina3.jpg
    http://s678.photobucket.com/albums/v...nt=zarina2.jpg
    http://s678.photobucket.com/albums/v...nt=zarina1.jpg

    Thanks!

    Oh and another question. Is there any way that it would be possible to show her in November without body clipping? I can't imagine that that would work, but that is the only show left in our area for me to go to. She will be living outside 24/7 during the winter and I would like to avoid blanketing her if possible. So that may just make we wait to show until next year anyway!



  2. #2
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    No one has any opinions? I would love some input! It would be much appreciated.



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    I like her very much.. what is her breeding?



  4. #4
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    Her sire is the Holsteiner stallion Secret Agent and her dam is by the Selle Francais Kirkes (Bonjour) out a Grundstein mare. Here is her full pedigree:
    http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/zerendipity
    Thanks so much. I am so lucky to have her. I am getting really excited to start her under saddle next year!
    As for now, we are on a mission to get some DNA from her dam to get her registered so Zarina will be eligible for breeding approvals!



  5. #5
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    IMO she is not exactly what they are looking for in the halter classes. I'm not fond of her shoulder and her hind end looks really weak to me.



  6. #6
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    I agree that her hind end needs work. Do you have any suggestions to build up muscle?
    What exactly about her shoulder do you not like? For some reason it looks different in these pictures than it does in real life, but I have no experience with young horses or hunter breeding classes, so I would love explanations for everything so I can learn!
    Thanks,
    Alex



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