Conformation is a big factor to me. Good angled shoulder and pastern, strong hooves, uphill build, perportionate hip and shoulder, strong back that's not too long or to short, perportionate from neck to withers to croup, straight legs etc...
After that, a forward thinking mind that's easy off the leg. Even just leading he/she would be walking alittle briskly and energetic. The horse goes in and out of pastures, stall, arenas and is happy to do so.
Coats, conditioning and lack of training is less important to me. I can improve the horse in these areas.
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