I am trying out for my university's horse judging team and am practicing with the pictures below. I was wanting to hear some other opinions to kinda help me see some more things. I figure it can be helpful for other people to learn by comparing horses. I'm sorry the pictures aren't great quality :-/
Here's what I see and how I would place this class:
1. I think I like her head best, it is very refined and feminine. One this that stands out to me is extremely long, straight pastures. She is fairly well balanced if not a little on the long side. Something looks a little off about her if you try looking at the over all picture, but I can't quite place it. Nothing really special about her.
2. Doesn't look like a 2y/o but oh well lol I see a fairly long, weak back and possibly sickle hocks. She appears to be a little bum high which is understandable if she really is a 2y/o. I do like the slope of her shoulder.
3. This filly probably has the highest degree of muscling, but I do not like her head at all. It seems too small and her muzzle is pretty large in comparison. Lacks femininity. Her neck is also pretty short in relation to the rest of her body. She has a nice short, strong back and a great depth of hard when compared to the length of leg. Is her shoulder pretty steeply sloped? Is it just me or is she buck kneed?
4. I can't really find anything bad about this one aside from wishing she had larger eyes. Any opinions?
I would place this class 4-1-3-2. I feel like I have an obvious top and bottom horse, and kind of a toss up in the middle pair.