Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Ok, well the angle of his shoudler is a bit steep/upright. It should be close to 45 degrees or so (in the photo, the red line shows his shoulder angle, and the blue is roughly where it should be)
As for him standing under himself it simply means that he appears to be leaning forward on his front legs. Normally, on a correct horse you should be able to draw an imaginary line from the point of the wither, down through the leg to the back of the hoof (as in the photo, you can see he is set behind the line).
The roached back is indicated in the photo, it is slight and hard to see, but you can pick out a slight indent in the back, just before the point of croup (high point on the top of hindquarters).
Posty legs mean they are over straight (his area almost sickled, where they bend under his body from the hocks).
As shown in the photo, on a correct horse you should be able to draw an imaginary line from the point of the butt, down the back of the leg.
I will try and repost a photo of a more properly conformed horse
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