➞ This gelding is my winner in a close race. He’s proportionate when divided into thirds from front to back, and has the best length of croup of the three. He’s also the only horse of the three with a tail set high on his croup, as we want to see in Arabians.
He has a long, fine neck with a clean throatlatch, making it a very flexible neck to put in a bridle and useful in a variety of disciplines. His head has a slight dish and a square muzzle, desirable in Arabians as large, flared nostrils gives their muzzles a square appearance. His ears appear to be tight, set close together, and shapely.
He has a well-sprung heartgirth and well-developed loin for strength and the ability to carry a rider. His legs appear clean and “dry,” which means bones and tendons are visible and any swelling would stand out. He has well-angled pasterns, although he appears almost back at the knee, and he could have more muscling in his gaskin for power from behind.