Originally Posted by Elana
I wish you had a better photo or photos.
From what I see she has a low neck set and a steep shoulder. Her point of shoulder is a bit low and the angle from point of shoulder to elbow is a bet flat. She has not been ridden in a manner to help what appears to be a longish and weak back. Her neck is decidedly NOT turned over with weak muscles along the crest and a very large muscle mass alon the lower part of the neck above the jugular groove.
This tells me she travels with her head a bit high and her back hollow (probably from speed events). She may walk the slide/stop in reining.. but she would do much better if she was on the bit and developed her abdominal muscles and the muscles along the crest of her neck. This would indicate she is working off her hind quarters instead of working front to back (which her musculature indicates to me she is doing).
I might change my opinion on this with better photos.. but the neck muscles do not lie!
I do not see much Thoroughbred there at all. I see Quarterhorse more than Thoroughbred.
the problem is the photos I have of her normally she has tack on. I probably should have put her story on here SHE IS A RESCUE. She does ride with her head up we are working to correct that and due to an injury she has lost alot of her muscle tone but ya she's front wheel drive xd it is something we are working to fix but she's been out on injury since august 2012 im just starting to ride her again and this was teh one picture that was taken lately. She WAS trained properly as an english jumper then the owner I got her from was riding her in a saddle that was too tight wayy to hard and wrong they didnt keep up with her training she didnt engage with her hindquarters so as much as id like to take credit it for it, my engagement of speed events has not done anything to her back (note I might sound like I have a pissy tone, I don't I really am gratefull that you mention some of this I just come off pissy sounding because I hate talking bout her old owner ) also another thing that I believe has alot to do with teh way she carries herself now is she cannot MENTALLY accept teh bit she was abused with snaffle bit and a hackamore so she's very iffy when I ride her english she puts herself in frame collects engages her hidnquarters and breaks nicely at the poll does everythign I could ask but do to a car accident I was in I can't ride english much anymore my horse and I was hit by a truck years back that killed my horse and messed up my back my drs say I wont be ridign by the time im 20 I wanna prove them wrong but im turning 20 this year and I can't take much more rididng lol and she's blind.. idk if that makes a difference. I am trying to upload more pictures but the last few days internet has been retched. So I do apologize for that I have one I want to post more if you go to my profile on here theres a few more of her and the one which was a summer picture its the full frame you could see all of her it she had a saddle on .. but her back was actually worse she's very hollow idk how to fix that other than I was told collection and lots of back exercises. And apparently asking her to lift her self up with a hoof pick or a nail between the legs on teh girth line.. also can you maybe dumb down some of what you say bout comformation I really don't understand much that car accident did worse on my head then it did to my back lol.. I do understand part of her isnt muscled right but when she's all straitened with reengaging everything and carrying herself correctly is she built ok for speed... also if she's a qh she's awefullly small like width small lolll her fetlocks and neck look more tb to me but that is a really bad picture for it also I apologize fr my lack of grammar and spelling at times im dsylexic and I can't recall my grammar too many knocks to the head