Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Neither here nor there
• Horses: 0
Does the bay often/usually stand underneath herself in the hind end like she is in the first photo? If she does I would suggest getting a chiropractor to look at her. As it appears she is in pain or discomfort in her hips/pelvis. It could also be just the way she is standing.
The chestnut mare also does not have a great hind end, as she is very straight through the stifle and hock (post legged)
I would get the bay mare checked up on and then work on building them up very slowly and conditioning them gradually. They are both older horses and neither appears to have stellar conformation, but I would guess they would enjoy a bit of trail riding. As far as competitive endurance I am not an expert, but would think younger and sounder built horses would be better suited to the sport.