Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman View Post
Slightly longer pasterns make for a comfortable ride. I avoid short, steep pasterns like the plague
This, this, and more this!! My mare, love her, has super short pasterns and oh my word. Roughest ride out there.
She has a lovely canter but her trot is like riding a jackhammer, especially since she has a nice long stride and that Arab "bounce". Even her WALK is rough!
I would definitely say that her pasterns are within the range of "good". You wouldn't want them to be much longer than they are but you wouldn't want them to be much shorter either!
Her neck does tie in high, but my mare's does too and she has no issue getting and keeping her head down at a "pleasing" level. My girl'll never be a peanut roller but she'll never whack me in the face with her neck either.
I really like her nice short back and her lovely shoulder angle!
This picture seems to be a little angled so her rear end is probably more substantial than to appears. Due to the angle, I believe, her rear end is my least favorite thing about her. But I bet that it's just the angle playing tricks and she;s rally more proportional.