Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cincinnati, OH (USA)
The first mare has a very steep croup, coupled with being extremely butt high, which is going to make her somewhat difficult to keep in balance at faster gaits. She has straight hind legs with very little angle. Her neck seems short, but that is common for the breed.
Something about the spring of her ribs is really nice. She has sturdy legs and some nice big feet. In the last picture, she shows off her adorable face quite nicely with a very kind expression. I bet she will be great for her intended purpose.
In the second mare, I see the Arabian in her back, as it is nice and short. I have to disagree with Gizmo and say that I actually think she has a really kind eye. She has a nice angle to her croup, and short cannon bones. She definitely has a Quarter Horse, not Arabian, face, but it is very nicely proportioned and connects to her neck with a nice clean throatlatch. She does look like she needs to put on some weight. She has a VERY steep shoulder and pastern, which is going to make her strides on the shorter side. Something about where her belly connects to her hind end seems off to me, but I can't pinpoint it.
Overall though, I think they're both very useful looking mares. Out of curiosity, I'm wondering why you bought them without being concerned with what you were getting?