This is another topic I've been wanting to start for a while.
I sometimes see an interesting perspective of my horses' toplines. I generally groom them in the aisleway of my barn. Occasionally I see them from over the stall wall. So I can't see their legs or lower half of their belly. But when looking at them in that way, with the lower half blocked out I see things differently. And in the case of the older horse, who is built more downhill and has a more sunken back, for some reason her topline looks alot better over the wall. Maybe her large ribcage and belly make my eye drag everything else down too. Curious if anyone else has noticed similar things when part of the horse is not visible. I find it interesting because it's the same horse, same topline, same stance. It's not like she lifts her back up when I see her from the other side of the wall! It's an interesting observation and fun to think about.