Second: Gelding A
This gelding has very nice characteristics, but could be set up better. His overall balance is good, and in fact, he has more defined withers and a more level topline than Gelding B. He, too, has a strong topline over the loins. His neck is of good length, with a clean throatlatch and that ties in higher to his chest than Gelding B’s.
His front legs are clean-boned and flatkneed, with adequately sloped pasterns. With his hind legs placed the way they are, it’s a bit difficult to judge the angle of his hocks, but based on the offside leg, he doesn’t appear to be sickle-hocked, as his near hind leg might indicate. Despite his level topline, he’s slightly higher in his hocks than his knees.
He places behind Gelding B because his shoulders and hips have straighter, steeper angles. Also, his head lacks the refinement and breed characteristics