QUOTE (Kathrin K.I.M. @ Aug 14 2010, 11:21 AM)
Bei aller Ehre für deine Vorliebe zu bunten Pferden... Körperbau wunderbar, Farbe echt nicht meins. Sieht aus, als hätte sie sich in Asche gewälzt und wäre richtig dreckig. Da krieg ich das Bedürfnis, mir eine große Flasche Shampoo zu nehmen und die Kleine mal so richtig durchzuwaschen.
Zum Glück sind Vorlieben verschieden
On he bright side Kathrin, if she naturally looks dirty then it will be harder for observers to know when she really IS dirty
As Anjuli well knows, I am not a fan of this filly's breeder by any means NOR do I believe in making any certain colors or patterns the priority in a breeding program. I'm of the mind that if they happen...fine. If they don't....no big deal.
However, I make it my policy to give credit where credit is due and, to that end, color aside, I do like this filly. I'm a butt person and this filly has a nice deep hip and actually has a butt. I see far too many horses with nothing in the hind end - weedy, short hipped, bad angles, no drive because they have no motor. I'd perhaps like to see the tail set on a bit higher but it's not too far off (and could just be the photos). She has a nice little head and the photos above don't really show that. I've seen other photos of this filly that do show her head better and although it looks somewhat blocky above that is actually an illusion created by the white on her muzzle. She has some REALLY cute tippy ears, I LOVE the black rimming around her eyes (she looks like she's wearing eyeliner! Too cute!) and her neck length is in balance with her body and of good shape. Her throatlatch could be a bit cleaner perhaps and it is quite possible that may come with maturity. She has a nice compact body that looks like it ties together nicely. Her legs appear clean and straight with pasterns of proper length. I gave up long ago trying to judge cannon bone length on babies as I discovered I'm just no good at it. I've not seen a good clear shot of her shoulder so I am unable to comment on that.
She has a few glitches that, for me, are minor and would not stop me from giving her serious consideration for purchase. The fact that she is such an interesting color, to me, is simply a nice bonus. But, then again, Lord knows I'm not above being controversial.