Thanks! I always look at her conformation pictures and think she looks pretty good, but I hesitate to take my own opinion of her too seriously...because, well, she's mine and of course I see her with different eyes than others do, so I always feel I'm too lenient towards her conformation. Obviously, I can't even be honest to myself about what discipline she's probably going to do well in.
Her neck is under developed for two reasons. The first, being that since I got her, her hocks have gone to poo, and I haven't been able to train and condition her at all really. I did get a pre-puchase exam on her, and the vet gave her a clean bill of health, but looking back, although my current trainer recommended him, I question his veterinary skills...
She was not lame when I first got her, but she was toe dragging. This lead to a series of mis-diagnosed lamenesses, seemingly fixed by things we did.
I now know that she was avoiding flexing her hock due to hock joint irritation. According to the vet, it's not severe, but she did inject her. But Amber hasn't really had much under saddle work in the last 6 months, so she's a butterball with no muscle.
I'm just happy that should be coming to an end soon. During the small amount of time I have been able to ride, I have taught her how to stretch down and soften, at least.
As for hunters, I haven't even had the chance to show her yet unfortunately. I had plans to start introducing her to it in the spring, but she was of course lame. My original plan was eventing, but I just don't see that being feasible with her hocks. I wouldn't say she's going to be "limited", but I personally want to be attentive to the fact that she does have some hock issues and that the only way they will stay healthy is if I take care of them and use her sensibly for what her condition is.
What I do know is, she is a good mover when she gets round, and she loves to jump. She tends to rush fences, but that was mostly due to pain and unbalance I suspect.