1 This grey stallion is fairly well balanced. His shoulder could be somewhat more sloped, but he has excellent depth of heartgirth, a strong short back and loin, and an excellent hindquarter. His croup is long and relatively level with a high tail set. His hip is also long and very deep, creating a square when viewed from the profile. He has wide tendon and ligament attachments and from what can be seen in the picture, appears to have the most structurally correct feet and legs of all four stallions. His neck could be longer, but has a nice arc, and is cleaner in the throat than the other stallions. I do not like the “slip jibbah” between his eyes, but his eye appears large and expressive and his head is refined and triangular with a large jaw and smaller muzzle. If anything, this stallion may be slightly over at the knees, but it vastly preferable to standing behind at the knee.
3 This horse is more modern in his type, with a long, higher set neck and more “hook” to the neck. This stallion has a long shoulder that is well sloped. His back is short, and he has prominent withers. He is shorter through the croup and hip with a drop from his croup to the tailhead. From the profile, he lacks width through the stifle, and his hip appears triangular. He could be deeper in the body with more substance. He could be wider in his tendon and ligament attachment, and he appears to be standing back at the knee. His head is pleasant but lacks dryness and refinement. He could be cleaner through the throatlatch.
4 This stallion really impressed me with his shoulder and his hip and croup. His shoulder is long, deep, and desirably sloped. He has high withers. However, his topline is not as strong as the other stallions. He does have outstanding length and depth of hip and length of croup. He drops off from the croup right to the tailhead. His muscling throughout the hindquarter is excellent. He could be more balanced. His neck is well shaped, but could be cleaner in the throatlatch. His head is long from the eye to the muzzle, and he has a bit of an elk nose. He is flat between the eyes and appears to have a large eye. Structurally, he appears to be standing quite a bit back at the knees and could be wider in his tendon and ligament attachment. While I love his shoulder and hindquarter, he is not strong enough over the top, and lacks the structural correctness and refinement of the other stallions.