Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Neither here nor there
• Horses: 0
The side shot is not ideal for critiquing since his head is part way down, but from what I can tell he has a nice length of neck that appears to tie in a bit low. His back is an ok length but he's long and very weak through the coupling and he needs some serious topline building (I know you said you are working on that). He has quite tall withers. This horse appears pretty upright on both ends - upright shoulder, upright pasterns and a bit post legged in the rear. Croup is steep and hip is a bit short. I like his length of leg, large feet and his bone appears adequate.
I agree that he could well be an appendix. I think his weight looks pretty good at this point (maybe could use just a few more lbs) and would be looking for some hills to work to build muscle. I think with good muscle development he will look much better. Better photos might also reveal that some of what I am seeing is a result of bad photo angle or the way he is standing.