I've been waiting for my man to slick out, and he is finally almost done. I'm interested in what you guys think of his overall conditioning, and any major faults. The front and back pictures are horrible, but I included them anyway. The one thing I know for sure is he has ridiculously high withers. Those things HURT bareback.
Just for a little insight, I've owned him for about ten months, and he's been ridden almost every day. He has a super nice, slow trot that is smoother than his walk, and a big swooping lope, though it's still pretty comfortable. I'm wondering if his conformation has anything to do with this?
As a side question, do shallow central grooves mean anything? He didn't have a deep one to start with, but it has gotten shallower over time. Not flat, just shallow. He has very good feet otherwise. No cracking, and hardly need to be trimmed.