This is the mare I am leasing, beginning next month. Classy is an 8 year old rescue mare, registered paint, 15.3 hh, and shows in halter, barrel, and pleasure. This is what her owner says about her: She is 15.3 hands, she is barefoot, she cribs but that is taken care of with a cribbing collar, she LOVES food & treats, she LOVES easy going but will get up & go when asked! She is a real sweetheart and does NOT spook over any thing, I had a 4- year old ride her and to show how good she is I flapped a tarp in her face. She can be VERY lazy but in a good way. She will test you for example if there is a puddle she will go around it unless you show her that you will make her do it, but she doesn't refuse it she just goes around it. We recently took her on a 30 mile trail last weekend and she did wonderful!!!!!!! There was up hill, down hill, creeks, cramped trails, and roads. I could not ask her to have been any better! We haven't showed her yet but are planning to show her in a Western/English show.
I won't be doing any serious showing on her but I'm hoping to learn a thing or two about barrels, and jumping, if I decide to get back into it.
I'm not great at critiquing conformation at all, but things that stood out to me...she is cow hocked as far as I could see with the tail in the way, she could use some good muscling all over, and is there something funny about how the base of her neck is attached? Is it a little thick or is it the angle of the picture? Overall, I think she's pretty. I love her dark coloring and her markings and her full mane and tail. My favorite is how she has white on her front feet and not on either of the back I'm just boiling over with excitement to start riding again. Two and a half years out of the saddle is way too long...
Let's hear some of that constructive criticism!