Princess is 24 years young and was the result of losing the gamble in breeding. Her dam had some conformation flaws and her sire was well put together, but she turned out to take all the negetives from both sides and then some. I know first hand how her gaits/movement is directly effected by her conformation. Teach me more about conformation, I want to be able to see what is wrong and why. Afterall, I know she has major flaws, looks completely off for obvious reasons, but I could only say that she has a long back, it is swayed (gotta love the 1/16 saddlebred influence), her shoulder is very upright, and unless you collect her, she has extremely rough gaits (from the time she was first started under saddle). I know she has more flaws then the obvious, I just need someone to help point them out so I can learn what they are.
This could also serve as a warning with what you may end up with when breeding horses
~on the bright side, she wasn't so poorly put together that she was unusable or unsound... just uncomfortable for the rider
She has enjoyed a worry free life from before she was born and will be where she is until the day she passes into greener pastures. Many miles on trails, years in 4-H (strange to think she never placed well in halter classes
), and giving riding lessons to beginners. If you can learn to sit her gaits, you could probably sit anything IMG_1126.jpg IMG_1122.jpg IMG_1119.jpg IMG_1117.jpg IMG_1118.jpg
By the way, it is just me or are her knees a little weird? Thought I would ask since I was paying more attention to the little details. Perhaps I was just staring too long... IMG_1116.jpg IMG_1128.jpg IMG_1129.jpg