Her body is very smooth, but I would prefer a much shorter back and loin. Her hip is square when viewed from the side, with excellent length of hip. Her croup is actually slightly short, due to her long loin, but she has a high tail set.
I really like this mare’s feet and legs, She has short cannons with good bone. She is slightly over at the knees, but that is still a very functional conformation.
Her neck has a better shape than the first place mare, and her shoulder is also fairly well sloped, with good withers. Her back is short and strong with what appears a nice loin. Her hip is long, but her croup is more rounded than the first-place mare. This is still a functional croup and hip, but not as close to the standard as the first- place mare. This mare has what I call a circular hip/croup when viewed from the side, while the first place mare has a square hip/croup, which is more ideal for the Arabian.
This mare also has good muscling in the rear portion of her hindquarter, although she could be stronger in stifle area. Her tendon/ligament attachment is narrower and weaker than the first-place mare, which contributed to this mare being placed second. However, she is still a strong-bodied mare with a lot of type and femininity, and has eye appeal.
This mare has a fabulous short back and loin. She also has an excellent croup and hip in terms of length and depth. Her croup is not quite as level as the first place mare, but this is a very functional and desirable hindquarter.
Her shoulder is more upright as are her pasterns. While she has good depth of heart girth and a short back, her topline lacks smoothness. While her hip looks square from the side, it is more a function of her stretched stance. I would imagine when she is standing square, her croup is lower than it appears in the photo. Her hip and croup are both shorter than the mares placed above her. This mare does have short cannons, and a bit wider tendon/ligament attachment than the mare placed above her. But she just doesn’t have the type, structure, and femininity of the other mares.