He has some upright pasterns, sickle hocks and built just like a QH mare I had, smooth as silk, judges loved her but soreness problems by the bucket. Beautiful horse, may stay sound with a heavy show schedule or may not, your call.
The person I was supposed to trade with got mad when I said I was concerned about his pasterns. I decided to cancel the whole transaction because she was so eager to trade her horse, own son of Mr Yella Fella, for my unproven mare. Guess it wasn't meant to be!
Sounds like they knew there was an issue (possible unsoundness already) and that was why they got mad. Sounds a little odd that they would get mad over your questions and why they would be so eager to trade for an unproven horse.
May I ask what you were planning to do with that horse? Riding or showing halter? He has extremely upright pasterns.. that may bring on issues sooner or later.. arthritis resulting in ringbone due to excessive concussion.. If you were planning to ride him - I think you can find a horse with much nicer legs, so let the lady keep her "Yella Fella" son.. I am not seeing a sound horse in him for the long haul..
I agree with KigerQueen, I don't like a mountain of a horse standing on his tiptoes. A horse that size should have a good leg under him.
It's a crime what halter horse breeders have been doing for years. They are not responsible, thoughtful people, in my opinion. They are breeding disposable horses who have limited uses. The only thing those people seem to care about is titles and money. But a horse can live for 30 years +, and should have a happy life. Halter horses like the ones KigerQueen displayed are destined to either breed more useless halter horses, or be sold to the kill buyers, if no one dumb enough to buy them for riding can be found, it's just incredibly sad.
And that left front hoof, is really weird. His coffin bone can't possibly be lining up with the angle of his hoof wall. I would guess he has laminitis already, and I forget what its called when the laminitis and coffin bone go separate ways, (been years since I had horses, I'm rediscovering the lingo), but its really, really bad, and he looks like that to me.
Hey all...thanks for the advice. The seller was offended when I mentioned the horse's extreme upright pasterns, so I cancelled the whole transaction. Nobody would be willing to trade a Mr Yella Fella gelding for an unproven mare unless something was wrong with the gelding IMO. Thanks again. I've decided to keep my mare :)