This is the horse I'm currently fostering. She's a 10 year old Arabian mare. She's about 13hh, maybe a smidge taller.
She's still working her way back from a lifetime full of starving winters and "ok" summers while living in someone's tiny suburban yard so muscularly she's not at her best yet.
I'm focusing on putting muscle on her right now so she's being worked daily but it's slow going since I don't want her to overdo it.
Also, I'm not sure what's going on with her big ol' belly so maybe ignore that, if possible. I doubt she's pregnant, the rescue didn't think she could be, but she'll be getting checked asap if she hasn't already been checked.
Anyway, structurally, what do you think of her for trail riding? Does she seem like she'll stay sound "forever"...or not?
Structurally, does she appear like she could carry at 5ft8inch 130lb person happily (I know I'd be too tall for her, leg-wise, but weight wise)?
And I understand if it's too hard to critique her in her current condition. I'll just post back in a month when she's bulked up more, if necessary. :)
I know she has "less than" rear end conformation but will it hold her back?