My mare was 664 lbs when I got her (Jan '11). She has an old injury resulting in a tilted pelvis, so far 2 back adjustements have helped, but she still needs more work. I'm not great at pinpointing weekness in conformation but I do know she looks amazing now compared to when I got her. I'm hoping some of our conformation experts can give some insight! Here is her bloodline for those interested:
Lenas High Fidelity Quarter Horse AKA "Jo"
For those who will ask: **I trail ride her mostly. However, I am learning reining and cutting. She is just my practice/lesson horse, she doesn't do any rollback or sliding stops, just the patterns. My instructor want me know what & how to ask before I start using his reining mare for "real practice".**
I tried to find flat ground for pictures, I didn't realize how lumpy my pasture is! =) In the last 2 pictures she is turned slightly downhill in the front, so it makes her conformation look more "downhill" than she really is. (sorry, she was being impatient) The rest of the pictures are just about flat ground.
**You can see muscle tissue missing on the left side from whatever her injury was that caused her tilted pelvis, which in turn makes her compensate on the right** Sorry the picture is so light, I can try to get a better one this evening when the sun is going down for anyone that wants to see a better pic.
**More muscle injury to her shoulder**