Thanks so much Elana for taking the time out to critique him!
Yeah he does have a weak coupling and long loins, but I get confused about his back length as it doesn't look
long in reality, and nor does it in a fair few other photos, at least not in comparison to his body length. Despite the coupling issues and back length his trot is anything but flat and strung out - not choppy either, just big and springy and he does seem to get onto his back end pretty easily. Might just be lucky, I guess!
I don't jump him but the girl I purchased him off said he had a big kangaroo-like jump (and I saw a few photos to that effect).
LOL! Don't let it fool you like it did me... Behind that nice eye is the laziest, cleverest and most and argumentative horse I've ever met. Until he gets a cold and goes all "manflu" and gazes at me pathetically. But I love him, for all that XD