Firstly I would like to say that a ewe neck is an underlying conformational flaw; it is structural. This horse does NOT have a ewe neck, she is simply undermuscled. Quite common amongst TBs that have been galloped. The way they are worked at the track and taught to brace against the bit causes this appearance frequently, due to the way the muscles are developed under these conditions. With correct work and some long and low exercises this will be rectified nicely. I respectfully disagree with the neck tie-in statement; I think her neck ties into her shoulder beautifully. With conditioning, this will become apparent.
Length of back is excellent. Shoulder is a little upright - she should pick her front legs up quite well if jumping however you may experience some difficulty lengthening gaits for dressage.
Hind legs are camped out (behind the vertical from the hock). This will hinder your ability to get her to carry herself and truly collect.
Would like to see a little more length of croup, again, propulsion will be the main issue stemming from this.
Not conformational per-se, but she has a lovely face and kind eye. A horse with a kind eye is well worth overlooking a few minor flaws. Overall not a bad horse but you will need to work with what you have got and strengthen appropriately in order to get the best from her. Conformationally I wouldn't expect anything top level, but attitude will be just as big a factor in her success also. I wish you both well!
All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.
Last edited by sarahver; 05-18-2012 at 01:29 PM.