Originally Posted by Tryst
All and all I don't think she is a bad looking gal. She looks to be very calm (lol) and has a nice overall look to her. She is fairly balanced, with a nice length of back and fairly strong loin. She is a touch straight in the rear, but not too bad. I like her shoulder and her neck ties in well.
To me the biggest concern is that she appears to be quite bow legged both front and rear. Correct hind legs should point outwards slightly and hers point in. Her front feet also toe in (seems more on the left than the right). I would also like to see larger feet and a bit more substance of bone for her size.
Her left hind fetlock appears that it might have some swelling in the side photo too.
Thanks! That's actually completely different than the last critic. I actually think a tad bit of her toed in ness is due to her not being position completely squared. She's not so bad when I get her correctly postured however by myself I can't keep her still well enough to get a photo.
Actually for all the people who say she looks calm.. she's a monster. LOL. She's the kind of horse who knows her job and if you get in her way she will buck and kick in a way that, while not trying to unseat you, is just meant to show you her disapproval. I use her on cows. She loves cutting and we work on reining in the arena.
She does have small feet but my farrier says her sole is the best he's ever seen and that that will keep her a lot more sound than a big footed horse with shallower soles.
And lastly her hind left fetlock was sliced open a little over a year ago and she's got a scar and a bit of permanant swelling. Vet says there's nothing to worry about and she is 100% sound.
Thanks guys! I can see the toed in and the bow legged.