Well Sour turns 4 this month (April 28th) and so I decided that its about time for a new critique for her! Not really as a prospect anything, as I'll just be using her for recreational driving (she's just begun her real cart driving and is proving to be a very honest worker) and the occasional local show or parade- but just as a whole. I included pictures from as far back as 18 months, up until now. The pictures arent the best but its what I have. I'll try to get better ones on Saturday. Be as hard on her as you want- she's got plenty of faults, but I still love her to death x] What I want to know is- has she improved? What faults has she carried over from before? Will any of these cause problems as she ages?
47 months (coming four, taken two weeks ago)
Another view. Sorry she's tacked up and not standing square. She has the worst posture
Right now we're really working on conditioning her. That's hard to do though, when I can't ride her. I've been focusing on getting her to do a lot of long work on the lunge line and on rocking herself back onto her hindquarters, but that's hard to do on a line!
What stands out to me about her conformation mostly, is how little of a chest she has. I don't know where she got it, as her mother and father had good conformation (mother was a bit steep crouped, just like Sour is- but her father Montigo Bay was in the top 10 for World Championship Halter as a three year old). She's also still very butt high which concerns me, since she's already four. Is there any chance that she'll grow out of it, or are we stuck with it?