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Quite a hefty gal but nice
Shoulder is big but looks ok, though it's difficult to really say at that angle.
Can't say much on the neck without her standing square
Nothing severe is standing out in regards to her front legs
Very deep through the chest
Back is long
Appears to be bumhigh
Very prominant point of croup (top of the hindquarters) sloping sharply to her croup
Hocks are set too low and she is sicklehocked in the backs
Overall, however, she looks like she would still make a good solid trail horse. Lovely coloring
 
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It's really hard to critique the pictures you posted. The horse is not standing square, and the camera angle is not straight on. I'd also like to see a picture from behind the horse, and in front of the horse.

Can't tell how long her neck is when her head is turned. Her back is long and the angle of the pictures (head turned) makes it look super long. I'd like to see more rounding and more muscling on the top of the hindquarters. Her shoulders look heavy in comparison to her hind end.

Front legs look okay. I like her short cannon bones. Hocks are cow-hocked and I"d like to see the gaskin more well-muscled. I like how low her hocks are. (in contrast to lilruffian)

Overall, not bad. :) I like her head.
 

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I didn't see her and think she had low hocks, my first impression is that they were kinda high. Maybe her leg markings threw me off, lol.

She's super cute and very stocky. I'll give a better critique whenever you post the new pictures :)
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She is high in the croup. I do not like her legs or her hind quarters, the hind quarters look weak. They just dont look like they belong on that horse.
 

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Her hind quarters do look a little weak but I can tell you they most definitely are not and she has lost some weight over the winter
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Her hind quarters do look a little weak but I can tell you they most definitely are not and she has lost some weight over the winter
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It looks more of how she is put together vs a weight thing. They just don't look "right" to me in any of the pictures. How prominent her croup is could also be making her hind quarters look off.
 

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Ya that hip is holy steep! My horse looks like that when I do bum raise exercises! Has she been looked at by a chiropractor at all? Does she seem stiff in her hips. She just looks so tight all along there.
I also see a bit of a steep shoulder and she is either over at the knee or tied in at the knee hard to tell with her stockings and the snow behind them :)
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I love her minimal/slipped tobiano markings!
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No she hasn't she moves wonderfully and doesn't ever seem stiff and she's 5 but she's really smooth under saddle she's even a pretty good jumper although she comes out of roping horses
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Pretty color and nice markings. She looks a little thin in the newer photos...I don't like to see ribs under a winter coat.

From a structure standpoint she has a nice face, neck appears ok on length (though photos are still at an angle and might be distorting that), and her neck appears to tie into her withers well, but abit low into her chest. Shoulder is not bad, but a touch more upright than ideal. Withers are nicely shaped. Back is long and the coupling is long and weak. As a result her LS joint is placed far back too. Her croup is quite steep and she is shallow through the hip. She is moderately sickle hocked and appears to have an unusual bulge above her stifle, more noticeable on the right side, but visible on both sides. This horse definitely looks uncomfortable in the hind end to me too. Front legs appear fairly correct, though she could be flatter kneed. Hooves look to need trimming. Pasterns are correct in length and slope. Good bone.
 

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Her feet were done Feb 6...and I don't know what is up with her front legs but she got her front left caught in a round pen and ripped it open when she was 2
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She is thin in these recent photos. Does she have hay available and always have fresh, clean, unfrozen water?

She is steep crouped and sickle hocked. Not the end of the world.. but she may develop spavins and or curbs over time. She has plenty of bone and a steep shoulder. Back is a bit long and weak through the coupling.

Not a bad horse. I don't have any complaints with her front legs (nothing glaring). She looks like a good trail horse and a horse to be ridden and enjoyed. Will she set the world on fire in the show ring? no. Will she be a great jumper or dressage horse? No.

Will she be a lot of fun and be a good ride on the trails and so forth? Most probably and there is nothing wrong with that.
 

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She is mostly just going to be a trail horse but my husband wants to do a little showing but just on the ground and yes she always has hay and water this winter has just been extra harsh on all horses in this area
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Just for fun I go some new conformation pictures of Buttercup and since she gets out all the time she has gained a massive amount of weight and looks like a little piggy! :)


 
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