Thursday, May 7, 2020

Got it From Her Momma

Last week Cinder was going through a growth spurt and looked super skinny and awkward. I was going to take conformation pics of her for the HQC study group but since she looked like an emaciated wiener dog that wasn't happening. Yesterday when I pulled her out she looked more normal, so I figured we'd take some pics during our ground work session.

I think her growth spurt went into her head and her back length

A friend who used to own Cinder's mom and half sister commented on the pic that Cin's looking a lot like her mom. So I did some FB snooping and found a pic of both Abby (mom) and Izy (half sis) to compare and contrast.

Abby on top (pic is flipped so they'd be the same direction) Cinder on bottom left and Izy on bottom right

Holy cow is there a family resemblance!! I admit that I'm not the best with conformation, but Abby sure does pass along her genetics. To me, the three of them have the same hind end. I also think Cin got Abby's neck.  It's hard to tell in the pics, but Abby was around 16.3, Cinder currently clocks in at just over 16.1 and Izy is 15.3.  I want to take an updated pic of Cin later in the summer when she's shed out and has a shinier coat to match the other two.  I did see Izy go at a show a couple of years ago and was able to watch her hang our before her rounds. You can't tell from this pic, but she has a big blaze so while her head doesn't look that much like Cinder's her expressions where spot on with Cin's. It was super weird to see my horse in another horse like that.

She was super cuddly yesterday and when I was grooming her she wanted to groom me back. While she has her "chestnut mare" moments, she's one of the sweetest and cuddliest horses I've known. Also, if you curry her you'll be her friend for life. She'd rather have curries that cookies. She is not one of those delicate flower chestnuts that need the softest of brushes, bring on the hard stiff curries and body brushes!

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