7 year old Dutch WB x TB mare. I originally bought her to be a hunter (mostly on the C circuit with hopes to do some smaller A shows) but she seems to want to be a jumper. She moves horribly but has a big stride at the canter and jumps great.
If any of you would like to give me a conformation critique and how that might relate riding-wise, I would love it. She's naturally built uphill but is standing on a bit of an uphill slope.
Very pretty neck. What makes her not move as well is probably that her shoulder is pretty upright, and she is kind of straight behind.
Sometimes a straighter shoulder can make them want to jump over their shoulder (knees point down) when they get in too deep. Schooling grids should get her more comfortable with deeper distances, which will help her learn to bring her knees up when she gets in too deep.
If she jumps well though, and you want to do hunters, remember that the U/S doesn't count as much as the o/f part of a division. And unless you are showing in AA shows, finding 8 good distances, safely in a good rhythm will usually get you a ribbon.