In this class of four Arabian stallions, when you look at it, there appear to be two similar types of horse. Usually in this situation, type will follow type, but it may not necessarily be how I saw this particular class.
1 This stallion had to my eye, the best combination of balance and structure, combined with masculine type for a stallion. His body is very well balanced, being slightly short in the distance from the point of the shoulder to just behind the withers, as he is somewhat straight in the shoulder. However he has good length of shoulder and depth of heartgirth. His topline is smooth and level with a high set tail and a long hip and croup. Viewed from the side, his hip is nearly rectangular. His neck is of excellent length, with a good turn and length of mitbah. His head, while not extreme, is perfectly acceptable with what appears to be a large eye with good expression. He has short cannon bones, but could be wider at the tendon attachment below the knee. Angulation of the hind legs is good and the horse presents a smooth, balanced frame.
2 This stallion’s head appears to be shorter and more extreme than stallion D. The forehead is flat with good width between the eyes. The head is clearly typey with beautiful small ears. Due to the photo, the throatlatch and mitbah cannot be clearly evaluated. A’s neck appears to be well shaped and is set high on the shoulder. The length and depth of shoulder is very good, as is the depth of heartgirth. I really like this stallion’s short back and tight loin. He has good length and depth of hip, but it is slightly rounded with a lower set tail than D. This is a perfectly good construction for movement. A could be a little wider through the stifle and carry down a bit lower in the rear thigh in his muscling. A has nice short cannons with wide tendon and ligament attachments. Good angulation to front and rear legs. This stallion is typier in the head than D, while D is a bit more balanced through the body, but both horses are very desirable types.
3 B is a big, athletic, stretchy stallion. Two things that I notice immediately is a very long well sloped shoulder and that he appears to be standing slightly higher behind than in the withers. This could indicate a lower back and loin. B is also not as balanced through the body, with more length through the middle section than the shoulder or the hip. Length of hip and croup is quite long and there is good depth as well. If this horse was more level over the top of his croup, his body would be more harmonious in appearance. B has good length of neck for his size. A flat forehead, wide set eyes and again, small, ears all enhance his type. His head profile appears straighter, which is not a fault and looks very acceptable to me. Due to the quality of the photograph, I can’t really assess the size or expression of the eye. B could have a little more angulation to the hind leg for my taste, as he stands a bit upright behind. Overall, a tall, athletic stallion that is just a little bit more rectangular than square in balance.
4 This chestnut stallion has a lot of eye appeal and dynamism. C has a typey head with a triangular appearance and his eye appears large in the photograph. He is using his neck well and his shape of neck is good. He is a bit stretchy in the body, partly because he is somewhat upright in the shoulder and a bit long in the loin. This makes him a bit less balanced through the body. However, he appears to have excellent length of croup and hip with a high-set tail. His hip appears square from the profile. I especially like this stallion’s wide tendons and ligaments. He has short strong cannon bones. The quality of the picture has a bearing on the evaluation, but it appears that this stallion may not be as structurally correct in the hind feet and legs as I would desire.
But altogether still an attractive stallion that has many good points!