I am hoping to check out all three of these horses this weekend. My friend who normally accompanies me on my shopping trips as my "expert adviser" is unavailable so I thought I'd get your opinions...
None of these horses are show material, I know that, they just need to be sane, sound, safe trail horses. All 3 of them are in the $2500 or less price range, two are registered TWHBEA and the other is half TWH/half Belgian (and a bit overweight from lack of use). And yes, none of the pics are great for judging conformation, but this is all I have... I've tried to crop out the people for anonymity. :p
Last, TWH/Belgian cross Bailey:
Bailey needs to be ridden several times a week, and taken off grain, to trim down a bit. The others look to be at a good weight to my eye. Sandy looks like the Barbie horse to me, might have to get pink tack! Dusty didn't appeal to me the first couple of times I looked at his ad, but he's grown on me.
All are described by their sellers as well-broke, smooth gaited, trail experienced and 100% sound. I plan to take test rides and have a vet check before purchasing any horse.
If anyone has opinions, comments or critiques, please share... They aren't my horses (yet) so I won't take offense if you point out something glaringly obvious that I've missed. I'm learning as much as I can about conformation but I know I still look right past some things that my friend sees at first glance.