Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Neither here nor there
• Horses: 0
He has a cute face and love his color. The things that jump out at me are he has extremely short and upright pasterns and his Neck ties in quite low and is on the shorter side. The neck not too much of a concern for lower level stuff, but the pasterns concern me more. I like his substance and he has a kind face. Might be a little straight in the rear, but the photo isn't great for his hind end. Shoulder appears fairly upright to me too.
I would not have pegged him as a polo pony - looks more quarter horse to me! Also curious why the ad lists him as a walk/trot horse only. A polo pony should know how to canter too. I would wonder about soundness based on that alone (coupled with his sport and build) and STRONGLY suggest a PPE even though he is a cheaper horse. Polo horses have a lot of twisting, turning, and abrupt halts while playing on top of wooden mallets being swung by their legs- soundness is always a concern.
I think he is worth a look, but go in with a realistic perspective that he will need a lot of retraining for your interests and he sounds like he might be a little hot and possibly not 100% sound.
Last edited by Tryst; 09-19-2012 at 09:13 AM.