Next time you think your horse has a high croup, just remember this guy!
The alt text on this pic lists a few other flaws… Ok, ok, I’m referring to the short neck, thick jowl, and pig eye (although that could just be an odd photographic moment) ). His shoulders look to be at a good angle but either his elbow is high or his heartgirth is low because it looks to me like he’d have issues with range of motion stemming from the heartgirth/barrel getting in the way of the elbow.
Oh the conformation gods did not smile upon this little guy. I’m not saying he’s not a great horse, more bringing up ye old conformation debate: What conformational flaws can a horse’s innate ability and/or desire overcome?
[Of course, it all depends on what you want the horse to do!]