This is Flicka, 10 year old TWH/QH mare (Midnight Mack K and Doc Bar/Peppy bred. Odd mix, I know...)
She is my trail horse who I would some day love to try saddle seat with. Give me a good critique on her, but do be mannerly because she is like my child. While I know she isn't perfect, I have my opinions on her conformation. I will try to not take offense to anything, seing as how I DID ask for a critique. So, if I say anything that could be taken as deffensive, here's a disclaimer and appology before hand. Lol.
I know some of her faults:
Front end isn't balanced with her hind end.
Cow hocked slightly.
Down hill a bit.
Toes out in front a bit. Maybe? In the back, as well.
Shoulder is a tad up?
I've been told her back was long, but I don't see how that's possible. I had a saddle fitter look at her when I went to buy a saddle and she said she has a very short back, and long loin.
So, here she is. This is an OLD picture from 2009 when she had a whole winter off, so she's a bit rough looking. It's the only one I have that has her squared, though.
And a comparison pic from this year. She had a year off and had my colt, and has been starting back in work.
Parked out and telling me she wants me to get lost. Lol.