First: Geld­ing B

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This geld­ing ex­hibits bal­ance, qual­ity, and breed char­ac­ter­is­tics. When di­vided into thirds from nose to tail, each third is even. He’s equally bal­anced from top to bot­tom, with equal dis­tance from withers to bot­tom of heart­girth as from heart­girth to the ground.

His ex­cel­lent topline has well-de­fined withers to hold a sad­dle in place, he’s strong through his loin, and he has a long hip. He has a deep heart­girth and well-sloped shoul­ders for good stride length. His neck is long enough to bal­ance his move­ment well and ties into his chest high. His tidy throat­latch will give good flex­ion. His head isn’t the most re­fined, but this is a mi­nor con­cern in a geld­ing. He has ad­e­quate mus­cle vol­ume and tone for a per­for­mance horse.

From the side, he’s struc­turally cor­rect—his legs fall un­der him where they should. His knees are right above his can­non bones, and his front pasterns match the good slope of his shoul­ders. His hocks have a good an­gle, en­abling him to drive from the hind end. abil­ity to drive from be­hind. Though he could have more def­i­ni­tion to his muscling, he has more vol­ume of mus­cle than Geld­ing B. pasterns. He has a lovely, soft ex­pres­sion in his face, but when com­pared to Geld­ings B and A, he lacks over­all bal­ance and struc­tural cor­rect­ness in his hocks.

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