➞ This gelding is well-balanced, the first thing I look for. He could be shorter-backed, but due to the slope of his shoulders, he’s a bit long. He’s flat across his back, which will help him get his hind legs underneath himself and drive forward.
His nicely sloped shoulder and well-defined withers are good traits, but his neck ties in to his chest a little low. He has adequate depth through his heartgirth, and his topline carries from his back over to a well-angled croup.
His knees and hocks are even in height from the ground, which will also help him carry his front end, propel himself from behind, and stay sound. His clean front legs are aligned well through the knees, and his front pasterns show good slope, without being too long or weak. His hind legs show a correct hock angle with his near hind leg showing a plumb line through the cannon bone to the ground. He appears in good condition, and his muscling shows definition without excessive bulk.