Geld­ing B

Horse & Rider - - Conformation Clinic -

➞ This geld­ing is the least bal­anced of the three. His topline ap­pears weak, with his back drop­ping no­tice­ably be­hind his prom­i­nent with­ers. As a per­for­mance horse, it’ll be dif­fi­cult for him to lift and round his back. He also lacks over­all mus­cle vol­ume and def­i­ni­tion.

His head is av­er­age, but I be­lieve less Ro­man-nosed than it may ap­pear, as the dark col­or­ing at the top of his head gives a bit of an op­ti­cal il­lu­sion. He has a kind eye and agree­able ex­pres­sion. He has a thick throat­latch and short neck, and though his neck ties into his chest fairly high, it doesn’t tie into his with­ers cleanly.

He has a short hip and steep croup, which won’t pro­vide nec­es­sary power to drive for­ward, and that’s a ma­jor draw­back for a per­for­mance horse. He has an ac­cept­able an­gle to his hocks, but his front pasterns are too long, putting his front hoofs out in front of his can­non bones, which can lead to un­sound­ness over time. 

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