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post #11 of 14 Old 05-21-2014, 05:39 PM
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Gracie,
see the post by Endiku - that's a decent explanation. The neck should flow to the withers which should flow to the back and to the rump. No dips, hollows, or lumps.
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-22-2014, 11:19 AM
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Gracie,
see the post by Endiku - that's a decent explanation. The neck should flow to the withers which should flow to the back and to the rump. No dips, hollows, or lumps.
Gotcha! So it is that simple? If there is a decent smooth transition among all those parts, (barring a high withered horse, I assume), then the topline is fairly decent?
I think that bodes well with my mare. I keep meaning to get some confo pics of her, as I want to know personally, and I also think many might like to see her muscle growth and such, since she was posted about quite a bit by CecilliaB when she was a baby and growing up. :)
Unfortunately we don't have great flat ground on our property, and every time I think to do it, the sun is just too bright for the camera to handle it.
Thanks NorthernMama and Endiku. :)
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Gracie, simple is as simple does -- in Immicon's pic there is a dip on the sides behind the wither and a slight hollow just ahead of the rump. I always look at the withers because it's simple and easy to see. Advanced riders and trainers see more of course.

If you want to know about your horse, you can start your own confo thread and get some input directed just for you! :)
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Gracie, simple is as simple does -- in Immicon's pic there is a dip on the sides behind the wither and a slight hollow just ahead of the rump. I always look at the withers because it's simple and easy to see. Advanced riders and trainers see more of course.

If you want to know about your horse, you can start your own confo thread and get some input directed just for you! :)
Thanks! I will probably be doing that soon, when I have some decent confo pics for her. :)
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