Originally Posted by caljane
This is a stud colt I am looking to buy ... doubtless a nice color, but I see a couple of conformational flaws that make me hesitate. Opinions welcome!
Honestly I love him :) a lot of his awkwardness now is just because he is a baby. In your second picture he looks a little camped under in his hind legs, but in the top picture he looks fine, so i'm sure it's just how he's standing. The only real confirmation flaw I see right now that you could be worried about is his midget feet haha. But my APHA gelding has "halter feet" too, and he's 15.2 and 1200 pounds now and has never been lame a day in his life (knock on wood) so you could be completely fine! That being said, he has a great slope to his shoulder and hindquarters, a nice length of neck that ties high into his chest, and an adorable head :) I think you will have a nice horse in this little guy once he grows into himself, and worst case, if he doesn't make 100% the grade for a stud later in life, you will have an amazingly beautiful gelding!