11-02-2013, 03:17 AM
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He is a VERY typical young friesian - expect him to go through some absolutely HIDEOUS stages!
The neck set is completely normal for the breed, they are 'cart horses' - they are bred for that high neck set which as Elana said can be an advantage, or very much a disadvantage depending on how well you ride.
They are notorious for being leg movers with a back like a jackhammer. I wouldn't buy him for Dressage unless you are already quite an accomplished rider and have a good understanding and feel of producing a swinging back. Friesians are the next level of difficult for getting a back.
As for being downhill, I would be interested to see what he looks like in a couple of years. I have known a couple of friesians from weanlings, and all of them have appeared really quite downhill until after 3 years old. They also looked to have a terrible shoulder until they grew into their oversized bones and angles.
Elana pointed out the hind legs, they're not great. Do you have any video of him moving. It would be interesting to see how he moves behind.