This is my 16 year old APHA mare, Ruby. I've owned her for ten years now, she's 14.2, I've always ridden her Western and the girl leasing her now uses her for both Western and English. Just curious to hear other's thoughts on her conformation. Thanks!
P.S. Just had to throw in a couple face pics for good measure! :)
Pretty much what FaceTheMusic said.
Steep shoulder angle, though not a bad neck set
Really hard to tell about the front legs. They almost look slightly over at the knee
Back is long
Hindquarters are ok
Back legs look alright aswell, though they do appear cowhocked to a degree
The pic form the hind, don't think it is cow hocked, she may be a tag bow legged as her hocks appear apart and her pasterns seem close together. Would need a better shot from the rear. She does appear down hill and butt high, but she looks really cute
She stands close behind and is a bit sickle hocked. She is built down hill so probably is difficult to collect (does she do western pleasure?). Her hocks are adequate.. would like to see them larger. She appears tied in at the knee and perhaps back at the knee (first photo). Her bone is a bit light. Shoulder is a bit steep and muttony with a low set to the point of shoulder. Her gaskins are quite light and he back is long.
She is a lovely blood bay, nice neck, nice expression and she fits together in spite of her flaws. Her turn out shows a lot of pride.