This should maybe be in the conformation forum, but since it's specifically about potential for barrels, I thought I'd try here first:
I have a horse I'm trying to sell - very green 4 year old, grade, 15.1hh gelding - and a prospective buyer has asked if he would make a good barrel/pole/western pleasure horse.
He was saddle broke by the previous owner, but hasn't had a saddle on in over a year. As far as I know, he's never seen a barrel.
I'm an English rider and don't really know anything about what to look for in a potential barrel horse, apart from the good conformation any competition horse needs.
Are there any certain conformational traits that are definite "must haves" or "must not haves" that I can look for in him?
I'm going to try to attach some youtube videos of him, as well as my best attempt at a conformation picture.
I haven't worked on refining his gaits at all, so (assuming the videos work) what you'll see is 100% him.