Speaking of neck conformation, my two year old gelding has the most amazing, arched neck. And he was gelded at 5 months so I know it's not hormones.
Any comments on his neck conformation? I personally love the look of it. I know he's not one of those head-hanging western pleasure types.
He keeps rubbing out his mane, which accentuates the cresty look, but even if his mane were completely shaved off, he would still have this amazing arch to his neck.
I won't tell you his breed right off, because I don't want it to influence how you think it would influence his movement. But if anyone cares to take a guess just based on his conformation, I will tell you what he is. He's an unconventional cross of two American breeds.
I guess what I am wondering is, if anyone wants to take a stab at how his neck/shoulder conformation would influence his movement. I am also happy to report his is not as butt high currently as in that last photo.