I'm still learning about conformation. My QH mare has a very rough trot and lope. I'm thinking that it has to do with her age, she is only 6. Please tell me what you think of her! (yes I know her halter is too loose...)
I ran out and got some more pics :) please excuse the mud, it just rained. Also it looks like she is asleep in one of them o_0 she has shoes on her front hoofs, and she is on a hill so idk if that will throw of the pics too much :/
First off, she's gorgous!
Now, looking past that lol as for her conformation, She's got a nice shoulder and good depth through her girth
Back is not too short but neither is it very long
Possible high in the wither
Hard to really judge her legs without her standing square, but the fronts don't appear to have anything wrong with them structurally
Pasterns are a good length too, though her hooves have quite a bit of slope to them.
Hindquarter look fair
Again, can't really judge her hind legs in those photos, but I don't see any serious disfigurements lol
^ I agree. Tell that to my little filly, she's smooth as butter!
I find roughness of gait corresponds almost directly with the length and slope of the pastern. A short, upright pastern will be more rough than a longer, more sloped pastern. That doesn't mean that with some training, a rough horse can learn to lift its back, use its haunches, and give you a nice, smooth ride. Posted via Mobile Device