This mare has a beautiful face with a lot of width between her eyes, the horseman’s sign for indicating intelligence. Her feminine muzzle and expression exude class. Her overall balance can’t be faulted with her equal sections of shoulder, barrel and hindquarter.
Although her neck has good length, it’s thin and undeveloped. It does tie in high to her shoulder to allow for maximum range of motion. However, her prominent withers drop off sharply, raising concern for saddle-fitting and back soreness.
She shows no forearm muscling and possesses very long cannon bones. This results in a weak, inef- ficient stride. She also has small joints and lacks overall substance of bone. Her fetlock joints are worrisome. They appear to show quite a buildup of calcification, which restricts joint movement. The upright pasterns will add concussion effects.
Additionally, her feet don’t match. The left front looks clubby (higher heel) with a dish shape. This limits blood flow and requires more frequent farrier visits. Although superficial, the bucked shin on her hind leg indicates strain.
This mare has a loveable face, but unfortunately her light bone and leg structure make her a risky bet for soundness longevity.