➞ This eye-catching palomino mare is pretty, but not as balanced as Mares C and A, the foremost thing I look for. She’s short-necked, long-backed, and short-hipped. She doesn’t divide into even thirds. Her topline is dramatically uneven, with her hip several inches higher than her withers. She’ll have to try to lift her front end up to enable any forward movement.
She’ll always carry her head very high because of the way her neck is set on her shoulders, which are more laid back than ideal, contributing to her upright neck and high head. She has good depth of heartgirth, but her back is weak behind the withers and across the loins, and her croup is too flat. Her hip doesn’t show the carry-down of muscling we like to see under the tail.
Her front legs are good with flat knees and good length and slope to her pasterns. However, she’s highhocked, which goes with her high hip, and her hocks are set behind her, which will make it difficult for her to propel herself from her hind end.