I hear what your saying about the back shot. Ill have to pay attention to see if she is truly splayed out most of the time. My first thought is that she was slightly cow-hocked. Base wide, i'm not so sure, i know she is slightly pigeon-toed. I'll have to do more reading on that, thanks for your thoughts.
She is cowhocked, and toed out in the backend ...even without a rear shot, that is actually fairly obvious by her stance.
She is a bit long backed, and has a shorter rounded croup, rather than a nice slope. That's probably in part of her Arab side, though, and certainly isn't a life threatening or career threatening in any way. Her hocks are set pretty high as well, now that could make it really hard for her to collect, especially because she's already hip high.
She has a decent shoulder and neck, although her throatlatch is a bit thick; that could be helped some with a lot of bending exercises mainly to help her become supple; even a horse with a thick throatlatch can be supple, it's just a matter of 'training' those muscles. Neck sweats can help some too.
Over all, I think she's a really cute little horse, and she should do fairly well in what ever you choose.
thanks, all her critiques are pretty spot on with what i've encountered along her training. she has a tendency to be a bit of a steel horse...but i try to put her through horsey yoga everyday so we will see if we improve further. i am hoping to complete a bit of dressage with her, possibly show. Everyone thinks I should breed her, but the whole idea makes me nervous. pehaps when she is older she;ll give birth to my next heir. thanks!
I also have a half-arab paint! He is so amazingly smart! I am going to be doing western such as playdays, cattle sorting and trailriding. Maybe later on I will try some english hunter jumping. He is 16 hands and turning 4 next month. Such spirit and elegance!
She looks very pigeon-toed in the front, and possibly cow-hocked, although I personally think it's probably the way she's standing. She also looks over at the knee. She has a lovely arch to her neck, and lovely markings. I would have expected a daintier face on an Arab cross, but overall she's really an eye-catcher.
I know you can't tell from the pictures because her head is dark...but...
Is there any reason why Frida would develop thick muscles behind her throatlatch that almost bulge on either side? It is definitely a muscle, not an medical issue (i had it checked by a vet) What is she doing that could have caused the over-development of these muscles???