Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj
The photos you've taken are actually quite awkward and make her appear as if she has more prominent faults then she actually does - are you extremely tall or standing on something? The downward angle detracts as it makes her legs look short, her back look swayed and her well muscled body look out of proportion.
Frankly, if I sift through, I think I see a pretty darn decently conformed mare, a big stout workhorse who for all her faults, would be likely to pass on the same traits. I don't think I would write this mare off as a producer of good sturdy working ranch horses.
It's great you're trying to learn more! It would be better if you could take some level shots of her standing a little more square to get a good assessment, but she's far from the worst conformed mare I've seen!
No, I was standing on level ground. But maybe I held the camera funny. I'll try to get better pictures in the next day or two. Her back is a little swayed just with age but not bad at all.
I thought she looked pretty good, but of course I'm biased and not being an expert by any means I thought I would post about it. Thanks for your reply! I really appreciate it!