Third: Mare B

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All three mares have good qual­i­ties and this mare has bet­ter def­i­ni­tion and vol­ume to her muscling than Mare C, and the long­est, best an­gled hips of all three mares. She also ex­hibits the best angle through her hocks, as Mare A ap­pears a bit straight and Mare C ap­pears too camped-un­der.

Over­all, though, she’s the least bal­anced here, and bal­ance is what I look for first. She’s too long in her mid­sec­tion when di­vided into three seg­ments, and her topline is about as long as her un­der­line when it should be shorter. Her head is longer from eye to muz­zle than the other mares’, and she’s less re­fined through her muz­zle. Her neck is the thick­est through the throat­latch, and it ties into her chest the deep­est for the least f lex­i­bil­ity. She’s also a bit steep in her shoul­ders, sim­i­lar to Mare A, but she’s also steep in her front pasterns, un­like Mare A, which can af­fect the com­fort of her stride and her longterm sound­ness.

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