Third: Mare B
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.