Thank you! Is there a way to make the coupling less weak, or is it just going to be like that? And can you think of anything he might be good at doing? He looks very pretty when he moves, but he has bad balance on the lunge line and leans too far inside. My instructor says he collects himself really well though.
They are not perfect photos for a good conformation critique but from what I can see he's a fairly well put together horse. I do agree with Elana that his point of croup should be farther forward, as it makes his hindquarters appear quite small & lean in comparison with the rest of his body.
He is 14.2 - 14.3 hands. I actually do kind of want to do endurance. It sounds really fun! He's pretty fast too so maybe he'd be good at it. The palomino quarab in some of the pictures is faster though lol.
Go to AERC and click on the ride calander and see what rides are in your area, then go to the main website read the rule book and all the other info. A mentor in your area will help get you through a couple LD's (Limited Distance). An LD is usually 25 miles, while endurance is 50 and over. Most people use an LD to get a feel for the sport and the procedures as well as horse conditioning. I love that Arabian of yours. So many of them are the dainty looking show lines. Whats his pedigree ?