Geld­ing B

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➞ This geld­ing is the best turned­out in this group. How­ever, he’s the least bal­anced, which must be con­sid­ered first. He also has struc­tural cor­rect­ness is­sues that place him be­hind the other two geld­ings.

His back is long and his point of croup is no­tice­ably higher than his with­ers. Be­ing built “down­hill” that way makes it dif­fi­cult for him to be light in his front end and de­rive power from his hind end. His shoul­der is steep, which lim­its his stride, and his with­ers show no def­i­ni­tion.

His hocks are higher than his knees, which con­trib­ute to his un­even topline, and be­ing an aged geld­ing, he’s past his chance to balance out. This also af­fects his un­der­line, as he’s as deep in his belly as he is in his heart­girth.

His front legs are flat-kneed, but his front pasterns ap­pear to have a more up­right an­gle than his front hooves. Pasterns that are up­right on more sloped hooves put ex­cess pres­sure on the horse’s heels and of­ten leads to un­sound­ness. 

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