Originally Posted by corinowalk
Ill give it a crack!
Heres what I like about her...and theres a lot to like about your girl.
She has a lovely shoulder. Nice angle, looks to have a nice form through the front.
While her pasterns are on the shorter side...shes got a pretty nice angle to them. If she has the athleticism...shes probably pretty agile.
For a standy...shes got a nice neck. Not too long, not too short and certainly not to thin.
I can't get a good feel of her back. It looks to be in the very good range...not too short or long...but somewhere I see a little bit of roaching. Just a little though.
Here are the few draw backs.
I don't see the toed out. For me, its hard to see without a dead on shot in the front and back. If she is, its not enough to be concerned about.
I can see that she is a little over at the knee...I certainly wouldn't call it substansially though. More than being over at the knee...she probably has big, flat knees like most standys.
She looks a little posty in the back. Again, not terrible but not perfect either.
Overall, I think she looks to be a nice riding horse. At 14.3 she is a more compact standy...is she a trotter or a pacer? I think you could do just about anything with her.
The faults I have noticed in the past were being a little over at the knee & a little under muscled on her neck. In her defense for her neck though she has been standing around being nothing but a broody for the last 4 years.
Now that you mention it she does seem a little posty in the back end too.
As far as her agility, I swear sometimes she is a cow bred quarter horse. She'll go flat out down the paddock, skid to a stop, spin and come flying back in the other direction. It's quite amazing to watch.
She was a pacer, with nearly $40,000 in prize money under her belt. It will be interesting to see what she does now that we have her working under saddle again, because I have yet to see her pace when she's loose.
Thank you again!