Your right, these photos are really bad for judging a horse.??
Great Color which is all you can see.
Please tell me you and your trainer will be seeing this horse live before you buy??? If not walk away... This market, there are so many good horses out there. I would be worried that the seller is NOT squaring this horse up and showing any full leg shots. LF pastern is turned out in the 1 shot, chest looks narrow,... horse will not be a contender in a "halter class" if she is thinking of showing...
You did not explain what she likes to ride? or if she has the "show bug?" Your daughter sounds tall for her age, if she is riding English, that would be something else to consider.
I also vote for a 5-6 year old, with additional training.
Yes, we would see the horse before we buy. We're hoping for a trial as well, but that's not always an option. A vet check is also something we've saved for.
She would be doing performance 4-H. She'd love to do reining but they do not offer that aroundhere for 4-H so it would be Western Pleasure 1st, then English pleasure (and equitation, trail, showmanship, etc.) Our barn has a challenge trail course in the back yard so she'd be doing quite a bit of that, and trail rides locally (with our trainer, and some of the others from the barn).
Her size is a concern. She is 5' tall and won't be 10 until March. She's 100lbs now. She's solid. Not fat, but the girl is solid. If she's playing around and shoulders you, you notice. She also wears a size 8 boot right now. If her feet are an indication, she's got a lot of growing to do. She grew 5 inches last school year!
She does a few local schooling shows for practice, and I know she'd like to do more, but as her current (lease) horse is aged, we go easy on him.
I finally figured out how to change my sig pic so you have a better idea of her size. That horse is 14.2.