This is a horse I'm interested in buying. He's an 11 year old, 16.2hh WarmbloodXAppaloosa gelding. He belongs to my instructor, and has the sweetest personality, is bombproof, good to handle, etc etc. He has been used as a showjumper, but just didn't fit the bill.
However, he is right for what we intend to do- hacking, schooling, and some dressage.
I was a little surprised to see just how skinny he is, after being told he was just very fit. He is fully clipped, and the first plan of action would be to get weight on him. He's a lovely boy, but could you give me a critique of his conformation? Also, any stories of buying and getting weight on thin horses would be greatly appreciated. Do you think it could be hard to get his weight up and keep it there?
Thanks a lot!