A steep croup can just mean the horses stride is shorter than what it could be.
Doesn't hinder the horse at all, and they make able jumpers.
I'm so very happy at how well he's grown and developed as a horse compared to his yearling picture. OH, how worried I was when I first saw it, he's certainly become magnificent.
His hoof angle doesn't match that of his pasterns, and because the hoof is more sloped, it's causing the pasterns to drop. This is what is giving the look of 'longer pasterns'. They aren't in fact long, they've just dropped.
Well, I suppose they are long if you compare them to that of some quarter horses ;) BUT, he isn't a qh is he!