1 This mare has a straight profile with a triangular head. Could be more feminine. Very clean throatlatch set high on very long, deep shoulder. Shoulder is, however, upright. Very smooth body, well balanced. Exceptional hindquarter with long, square hip and long croup. Excellent muscling in hindquarter. Short back. Short cannon bones. Could have wider tendon attachments.
2 Large eye, straight profile. Could be more feminine. Neck is somewhat short — could be cleaner in throatlatch. Shoulder is upright, but long and deep. Deep body and heartgirth. Smooth body, very good square hindquarter from profile. Long, nearly-level croup, high-set tail. Slightly long cannons, slightly tied in below knee.
These mares may well be switched. Certainly C is more feminine and a bit “airier” and lighter than A. However, she is quite fine boned and not as deep in the body. But I couldn’t argue with anyone who placed her first. I went with the mare with an exceptional body, and better neck/ throatlatch, but not quite as feminine.
3 Very compact, square profile. Head has a relatively straight profile, excellent large, dark eye. Short, cresty neck, heavy in her throatlatch. Shoulder is slightly straight, but deep and long. Smooth, deep body and short back. Tight, strong loin. Hindquarter is excellent with long, deep, square hip and excellent muscling. Could be wider in the tendon attachment in her front leg below the knee.
4 Triangular, short head, slight dish. Somewhat masculine. Could be cleaner in her throat and longer in the neck. Some white to the eye. Shoulder is long and deep, but somewhat upright. Short, strong back and loin. Smooth body.
Croup rounded, hip round from profile — lacks length through stifle, but athletic build. Wide tendon/ligament attachments. Perhaps slightly behind at the knee. Low heels in front. Appears to toe out behind.