This is less of a critique and more of a conformation question. Drifter has high withers. Always. Part of the TB thing I guess. They look less pronounced and "oh my gosh" like now that he is in proper work and gaining weight, but I have still been unable to get rid of the slight dips on either side. They are less pronounces then they were when I first got him, but the area is still pretty concave if you are feeling with your hands. I was told by an acquaintance at the barn that this was normal for a horse that has "shark fin withers" like Drifter. Does he have shark fin withers? And if so, is that indeed normal? His saddle is custom made and I have it re checked every so often (especially if we have had a major weight loss or other issue). He is developing muscle (albeit slowly) in all other areas. I just wanted to make sure the concave spots on the side of his withers don't necessarily mean "hey owner, you're doing it wrong". If they do..then good. Now I'll know
Excuse the photos. I mainly was just trying to get shots that showed his withers. I'm aware he is standing on a slope in the last pic! Not looking for any other conformation things so figured that would be okay.