Sunday, May 31, 2015

may confo

I honestly don't understand why it's so difficult for me to first- remember to take a monthly conformation shot, and second- to actually take a decent one. 

But. It is what it is, I suppose. Yesterday I just happened to notice that Isabel was standing almost square at the trailer for our lesson (naturally she moved at the last moment tho) and that there was only one day left in May.... so boom - confo picture snapped.

May 2015
It's not really the greatest for comparison to April, esp given the very different lighting. Tho I think her coat is looking much better (yesssss for an end to shedding season!) and that maybe her neck is a little fuller. (Tho frankly she came out of stall rest a little 'fuller' all over - something that actually pleased trainer P). 

I don't really love how peaked her SI region is... but haven't been able to get the chiro out for very frustrating reasons. Perhaps it's time to find a new practitioner... boo. 

April 2015
And for the sake of progression, below is Isabel's confo pic toward the end of last summer. We started training in earnest the spring before, so this was perhaps Isabel's first return to true fitness in many years. 

August 2014
She had spent probably the last 5-6 years more closely resembling something like this: 

sometime in late 2012, early 2013?
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. She looks FABULOUS Emma! It's hard sometimes to get Arabs to develop a butt and you've succeeded! :D It also can be surprisingly difficult to get good conformation shots. You've done a nice job with all of Izzy's!

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    2. thank you! we've been working hard on getting her into the best shape for her build and type, but it's been tricky. esp that hind end! i'm definitely pleased with her development there - but my bio-mechanics trainer thinks her butt is a little too pointy, like " < " vs. a smooth curve " ( ".

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  2. I kind of like obese Isabel. It makes her look cute and matronly...like she's about to pop out a baby. ;)

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    1. lol people constantly asked when the foal was due, complete seriousness too. poor pony!

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  3. Her coat is looking awesome!! :)

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    1. it's so shiny now, i love it!! that dull almost-shed-out-but-not-quite look always drives me nuts lol

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  4. Talk about a hay belly on that last pic! She is getting so fit now!

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    1. she was definitely quite, er, *robust* when i met her. thankfully it seems much more manageable now with consistent work

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