05-31-2013, 03:25 AM
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Oh god, this poor horse. It would be easier to point out what isn't correct.
I disagree with Elena about the shoulders. That shoulder is so steep; she won't cover the ground as efficiently, and will be horrible to ride over the long x-country stretches, in addition the lack of range of motion will limit jumping all around. The back is long and will also affect jumping quality and cause the hind end to drag and drop. She has a weak and very out of purportion hind end that isn't condusive to supporting and ballencing her frame for high scores in many dressage movements, or enough power for stadium jumping.
She does have a highly connected neck which would allow room for the legs to tuck nicely, but going back to her shoulder, I'm not sure she could get them up that high. Her barrel is fine, but ideally you would prefer to have a deeper heart girth, for lung capacity. When horses run their barrels and lungs act like an accordion, for the endurance required in xcountry ideally you would want a deeper heart girth for increased lung capacity.
Her legs though, ****. She is so camped under, I wouldn't jump a horse this camped under. All I see is accidents on landing, and stumbling.
This horse would be good for flat pleasure riding, trail riding and short sprints. The conformation is kind if the antithesis of what we look for in eventing. I see a casual pleasure mount over athletic competitor.
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