Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Neither here nor there
• Horses: 0
Not the most athletic looking horse. Firstly her hooves really need a trim. As she doesn't have great legs it is especially important to stay on top of her feet to give her all the advantages that she can have.
She has a pretty head, feminine. Neck is a good length, but ties in low. Withers are set far back, leading in to a long back and weak coupling. Hip is average. Shoulder angle is ok. She is built fairly downhill. Those Legs... Yikes! In front she is over at the knee, as well as being tied in below the knee. Knees may have arthritic changes. Hind legs are, unfortunately, also very poorly constructed. She is exceptionally straight on her hind pasterns and quite severely sickle hocked. I hope her intended use is no more than light pleasure riding, as I highly doubt she will stay sound for more intensive uses.
Kudos to you for loving her despite her flaws and keeping her in good weight. I would be careful about ever letting her get overweight as she has a poor suspension system to support herself, so keeping her a bit lean is to her advantage. She looks a good weight IMO now.
Last edited by Tryst; 08-12-2013 at 10:50 PM.