➞ This gelding is in great flesh and appears to be well-conditioned. He has the most sloped shoulder of the three horses in this group. However, he isn’t as proportionate when his body is divided into thirds. He’s quite heavy in his front end, a bit long in the back, and short in the croup. He also has comparatively short legs for his body, and lacks Arabian type in his steep croup and lack of tail carriage.
His neck is nicely shaped, but it’s a shorter neck than Geldings B and C have, and it dips slightly at the withers. He has an appealing dish in his face, but his eyes appear small.
Along with his well laid-back shoulder, this gelding has long, sloping pasterns that I consider almost over-angulated, which can be a weakness and cause tendon issues with work. He’s also slightly over at the knee. He has very short cannon bones, but his joints appear puffy, and he’s a bit camped under in front, which is often seen with a horse that’s over at the knees.