➞ There’s a lot to like about this gelding, and he’s on par with Gelding B. But of the three geldings, this horse has the only major fault, which is why I placed him third. He’s back at the knees or “calf kneed.”
Overall, he’s well balanced, shorter in his topline than Gelding B, and more level from withers to hip than Gelding C. He has good body depth, well-sloped shoulders, and equally well-sloped hips. He has a slightly shorter neck than the other two geldings, but it has a clean throatlatch, ties in well to his chest, and fits his stature. His hip muscling carries down deeper into his hind legs, and his gaskin has better muscling than Gelding B.
His hocks have a good angle, with his hind leg well underneath him enough to drive from behind, but his front legs have a concave line along the front, indicating that he’s back at the knee, a major fault in this otherwise well-built horse. This fault can lead to unsoundness.