Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
I like him and although his build doesn't lend to much collection, with work on muscling and slowly working up to collection he may be able to do it, but it would take work. I was told Cinny wouldn't be able to collect himself either, and after a year of work he collects himself nicely at walk and trot, now working on canter (I ride him dressage). When you look at the picture of his hind, you can sort of see the front legs and they don't appear toe in, at least in that shot. I do think the way he stands may put him just a hint knee'd back, not enough to be noticeable but in most of the side pics if you draw a line through the shoulder on down, it appears his weight may be going onto the navicular bone which could cause issues later in life or with hard work such as speed events, jumping, etc. I'm only mentioning it because someone else mentioned he looks like he could get under himself for such work, but I'd be worried about the risk to his front end in the process.
If you want a horse that your daughter can take to the show ring this year to do WP, I would probably pass this guy as it sounds like he needs a lot of work and patience to do so. If you and your daughter don't mind a horse that will take a LOT of work and patience over the next year, then this guys is a maybe if nothing else shows up that is better.