Originally Posted by tinyliny
I kinda like him.
Yeah, I am not sure what the criticism is - I haven't heard any valid reasons. He is a performance bred horse, and how pretty a face is doesn't affect performance. He is cutter bred, so his legs are proportioned correctly - you normally don't want a long legged 16 hand horse for cutting. He is not really downhill...he has a high croup, but is otherwise well balanced top to bottom and front to rear. The high croup, together with the obvious big rear engine, display the potential for a lot of power off the mark - just what you want in a cutter or reiner. His legs are correct, he has a deep heart girth and chest, and the desired fast twitch muscle composition you want in a performance horse. He is not my kind of horse as I require a good degree of endurance capability, but overall, he is pretty well put together IMO, and is true to his breeding.
Much depends upon what you want from a foal of course, and what mare you are using. He is certainly not going to be and is not going to throw an endurance horse, but if you are looking for performance, he should do well if paired with the right mares...