I am a very experienced rider, just don't know much about conformation. I got my first horse when I was 7, she was the ugliest little mare out there, had terrible legs, bad attitude, but she taught me a lot. I got a 2 year old quarter gelding when I was about 15, he was really an awkward looking fellow, but by the time I sold him at 7 he was filling out and looking good. As for conformation I know the basics. But I do know that horses go through fugly stages where they just look weird. My gelding had that long skinny, ugly neck, but he grew into it. He was definately no barrel racer....he was a walker, he would just stop and not budge if he got tired and would not go unless we turned around to go home. I know a lot, but I have a lot to learn. I want a young, untrained horse, I get more satisfaction out of training them myself and getting what I want. I don't care if he isn't a barrel horse, I will find something for him that he likes. I am going to see him tomorrow, if I like his personality and don't see anything wrong with him I will probably trade.