Originally Posted by Beau Baby
thnx. What is mitten withered and is it bad that his shoulder is upright? Is it horribly bad about his neck being short and his back long? He was measured last night at 12.3hh
Mutton withers just refer to flat withers, they really don't effect much except saddle fit, but it can also effect the horses ability to collect. A short neck doesn't effect much at all, it aesthetic. A longer back is usually coupled with a weaker loin and can effect the horse's ability to engage their back and hind end. It also tends to makes horses jump a little flatter. However, I've found that they are more comfortable ride. Your horses back isn't super long, just a little longer than ideal. Upright shoulders might cause a bumpier ride, as there is more knee action and it can effect a horses jumping form.
And I thought he was taller looking at the pictures. He is super cute.