Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Neither here nor there
• Horses: 0
You appear to live in a beautiful part of the country!
Mare 1 - pretty head and color, neck slightly short, it ties in ok and with better muscle shape would look better; shoulder a bit on the steep side, as is his croup. Slightly long back and longer through his coupling. Pasterns decent angle. Quite light on bone, in particular his canons. Also very narrow chested. From the front view it also looks like his canons deviate from the knees a bit. In the 2nd photo he looks quite sickle hocked, but in the first one not nearly as bad. Heels on the front feet look under run (though hard to say for sure in the sand). Those front legs would suggest that high impact sports might not be the best bet for this horse.
Horse 2 - nice solid looking fellow standing on good bone. Has a bit shorter and stronger topline than the first horse. However he is straighter on both ends - straight shoulder and somewhat post legged in the back - may make for a rougher ride. Neck is a decent length, but a bit ewed - I would guess this horse goes around with his head up in the air quite a bit. A good using sort that looks like he would be versatile to a variety of uses but would benefit from lots of long and low work and being ridden from the back forward to get his neck muscles flipped around (top muscle stronger than the bottom one)