Third: Mare A Third: Gelding C
This gelding exhibits quality, an overall attractive look, and polished presentation. He doesn’t have enough length to his hip, though, to balance well with his substantial front end and longish back. When divided into thirds, his hind third comes up short. His topline is strong despite his long back, and he has adequate withers to hold a saddle in place.
His neck is long, but is thick and ties into his chest low, which limits f lexion. He has a good, deep heartgirth, but he’s noticeably more muscled in his front end than his hind end. His heavy front end is partly a result of his hocks being set behind him instead of under him. Unable to drive with his hocks, his forehand is built up from pulling him forward instead of his hind end pushing him forward.
His knees are clean and flat, and his shoulders are well sloped, as are his