Originally Posted by PurpleMonkeyWrench
first off I'd like to say he is a stunner and caught my eye. He does look pigeon breasted, short neck, looks the slightest of buck kneed in the last photo, very very light boned through out the legs, pasterns look upright in the 2nd photo, looks roach backed in the 2nd photo as well.
Funny how differently two people can see the same horse.
I don't see him as "buck kneed" at all. Most thoroughbreds are more over at the knee than that. His front canons are not as short as would be optimal, but his knees, as seen in the front view, seem substantial and well shaped.
I do see what looks like a roach back, but is it an optical illusion due to him being still wet?
He IS pigeion breasted, but his shoulder is massive and well angled, and his hip is also a nice size and angle.
I am not sure I would say he is light boned. Pasterns are not upright to me, just average, and on the short side for a thoroughbred.
I bet he's a powerhouse.