06-12-2012, 06:05 PM
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Hi, sorry it took me so long to respond!
Here's the placings:
First Place: 10 yr. Old QH/Paint mare
I like this mare's head, because it's short and broad with expressive eyes.
Her neck is a good length, and her shoulder is at a 45 degree angle. Her
withers are prominent and sloping, which is good.
Faults: straight pasterns; short & flat croup
Second Place: 8 yr. Old Paint mare
This mare's head is overall attractive, with small, neat ears and a clean,
chiseled appearance. Her neck is a good length and she has a deep
heartgirth, which allows for maximum intake of air. She has well-prominent
withers. Her pasterns are set at 45 degrees, which is preferable.
Faults: slightly steep shoulder angle; over at the knee; sickle hocked; short
Third Place: 5 yr. Old TB gelding
He has a clean head with chiseled ears and a clean throatlatch. His neck is
a little short for my preference, but he has a deep heartgirth and his
pasterns are set at a correct angle. His croup is relatively long and sloping.
Faults: built downhill; long in the face; pig eyed; steep shoulders
Fourth Place: 14 yr. Old Arabian mare
For an Arab, her head set and neck is of good quality. Her headset is
naturally high and tapering, and her neck is arched. Her shoulder and
pasterns are set at a 45 degree angle. She has a high tail set, which is
preferable in the Arabian breed.
Faults: large, unattractive ears; built downhill; croup is round, not flat
(which is "the flatter the better" desirable in the Arab breed);sickle hocked;
a little over at the knee?
If anyone has any questions or comments, feel free!
I'll include the grulla gelding in the next class, so I need 3 more horses...