03-09-2011, 02:42 PM
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Long/weak back, coupling over the rump is peaked and would be better smooth, High rump, over straight hind leg (note angle of hind feet comparter to front.. they should be steeper than the fronts but these inds are exceptionally steep, as they do need to be for her hind leg conformation), high hocks, sickle hocked, dip behind her whithers (don't carry back into her back smoothly), tied in below the knee (right front), narrow chest (common in Arabs so that may be OK for the breed), low angle on the front feet (due to pasterns that are weak and low angled), weak neck with a high neck set combined with a low shoulder set (head carriage will be high), offset cannons.
Correct hind leg (when standing behind), large hocks, flat knees, well proportioned, nice color.
This horse needs a ton of hill work (trotting up long hills) to strengthen her abdominal muscles to support her back and stretch her top line. In the photo of her trotting (the one here) she is reaching nicely under her with her hind foot and is on her forehand (note both hind feet are off the ground and one front is grounded).
She will be a difficult horse to get round (it can be done) and to collect. Lots of trot transitions from collected to extended and back to collected (think of an accordian), lots of circles, caveletti and hills, hills, hills....