Firstly, a bit of explanation on my situation at the moment. I've applied for a working pupil job with a big eventing stable on the other side of the country (with one of Australia's upper-level riders, who has competed and won at Olympic level for years), and need to decide what I'm doing if I get it. At the moment it looks like I'd be selling my current two and buying another horse over there, so I've been doing my research and considering what I would get for my two horses and looking for horses in the same state as this eventing stable, for less than that amount.
I have found a couple that I like but the one that stands out to me is this guy. 7yo TB gelding, 17.2hh, solid basic education ready to go on with. They want $2500 for him (OTTB's in Aus go for anything from free, to $5k and upwards, depending on their conformation and looks and therefore their potential) and I think that between my two I could MAYBE get $4k if I'm lucky...
But what I need to ask is, is he built for what I want to do? I showjump mainly, this rider I might end up working for is an eventer and dressage rider so the horse I end up with will HAVE to be built to event because that's what I will be learning if I get the position.
I wouldn't ask but it's SO much harder to look objectively at a horse when you're considering buying it!
Apologies for giving you a link, I can't for the life of me get the URL to the pic itself!