Third: Mare A Third: Geld­ing C

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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

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