Pedigree: Native Silver Horse Pedigree
If this is her pedigree the bloodlines are some of the strongest I have seen in awhile. She is strong on top and bottom including the female tail which is strong way back where most fade. She comes from two top brood mare lines through Foolish Pleasure and Hoist the Flag. Her dam is not well known.. but was probably bred due to the influence of Hoist the Flag so close up. Her sire did his job and paid his way. Conformation:
These photos hurt this horse more than help her. She is steep through the shoulder and has a short, non descript neck. She is slightly over at very well placed knees (cosmetic fault, not soundness fault). She may be a little knock knee'd or that shadow across her knees may be playing havoc with the optics.
Her hocks and knees are nearly the same height from the ground and she is built slightly down hill (for speed or reigning this is fine). She has decent hindquarters and has a correct.. maybe slightly straight.. hind leg. She is short backed and has a decent coupling and rounded topline through the point of croup. Her biggest fault (besides the steep shoulder and shortish neck) is the dip behind her withers. DO get a custom (barrel type) saddle for this small Thoroughbred horse. It will make all the difference in the world.
Her bone is adequate and her pastern length and angle is good.
One thing I notice is the underside of her neck has over developed muscles. You will need to work her in a long frame and get her head down.. and try to "turn her neck over." This may be a challenged due to the short neck and down hill build.
I would game this horse in a minute. She looks sturdy and compact and should have the speed. Another thought.. and one I don't often say
From her pedigree and if I had the $$ and time to do it.. I would even look at her again in the summer after some work and a GOOD set of photos.. thinking of breeding (as much based on her size and her lines). I think she might produce a fire cracker of a foal if bred to the right racing Quarter horse... a stud with prepotency for a nicer neck that ties to a good shoulder and withers that carry better into her back (without the dip) and good bone with powerful hind quarters. Wish "The Ole Man" or Roy Browning was still alive.. that stud or Roy would look at this mare and have sound thoughts.