First: Mare C

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This chest­nut mare has good over­all struc­ture and an­gles that’ll help her pull with her front end and drive with her hind end. Her hocks have a good an­gle and good bone to push from the rear.

Her shoul­ders present the ideal 90-de­gree an­gle if we con­nect one line from her withers to the point of her shoul­der and an­other line from point of shoul­der to el­bow. Her long, slop­ing shoul­ders al­low her to reach up and for­ward for the pulling ac­tion re­quired when gait­ing cor­rectly and cov­er­ing ground.

Her legs are clean and cor­rect, though her forelegs ap­pear much lighter-boned than her sturdy hind legs. In ad­di­tion to good struc­ture in her hind end and shoul­ders, she has a pretty, re­fined head, with large eyes and nos­trils and shapely ears. Her neck has good length, but ide­ally could be a lit­tle thicker. She has good muscling through­out and a short, strong back with a long un­der­line shown off by her parked-out stance. than Mare C’s. (If she were parked out, her croup could ap­pear less steep.) Her un­der­line is a lit­tle more dropped-look­ing than Mare C’s taut un­der­line. Horses, that places her be­hind Mares C and A. Her straighter hocks won’t pro­duce the for­ward driv­ing move­ment ex­pected of Walk­ing Horses.

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