➞ This is also a good-quality mare with many good traits. Taller and lankier than Mare B, she also has good structure, but without quite the refinement and femininity. She also lacks the depth and substance of the firstplace mare, and, divided into thirds, her middle third is a bit long. Her head is short from eye to muzzle, but has smaller eyes and larger ears than Mare B. Her neck has a trim throatlatch, good overall length, and ties nicely into her chest, higher than the first-place mare’s. Her topline is strong and even. Her shoulders are a bit upright, and don’t match the better slope of her hips. She has adequate muscling, and though I can’t walk around her, I sense she’s narrower based than Mare B.
She, too, has good leg structure. Her front legs are straight through the knees with good sloping pasterns for a smooth stride. Her hocks are well-angled and placed well underneath her, and a plumb line could be drawn from her buttock through her hock and cannon bone to the ground.