He may have been a strong possibility but his hind legs were a deal breaker..he really was nearly stepping in a straight line behind. And yes, his canter was very short in front but even that was interesting and I have to wonder of it ties into his avoiding the bit. They accidentally scheduled two of us at the same time and the other rider was looking for a jumper. When the same girl from the video put him over the test fence, his canter was hunter perfect in front and that boy had a LOT of jet power behind him after that jump. He landed and even more power kicked in. What I am guessing is that he needs a lot of long work for now, less concentration on collection to get him lengthening again and then slowly bring him back into the collected frame.
If I wasn't so interested in making fourth level+ he may have been under more serious consideration as he was very sweet. I always bring along "provisions", read carrots, for horses I try out. First as an introduction and then after the ride as an apology :). He not only kept begging for more but when I finally went to leave he started to try and follow me..I left the rest of the carrots for his dinner :). They really care about him and want him to go to a good home..that I could tell.
Last edited by tlkng1; 07-01-2013 at 09:43 PM.