That is one beautiful boy! None are perfect but his good features outweigh any small flaws he might have. BTW, I have a 32 year old Standardbred mare who has carried me willingly over many trails, and that was after she retired as a race horse. Standardbreds are a wonderful breed, IMHO. Hope you go for it and enjoy many years eith him.
Silver Match is a 15 year old retired Pacer. He raced 287 times over his 10 year career.
He is my first horse; I got him for a 50th birthday present for myself. I had probably ridden fewer than a dozen times in my life at that point.
A lot of people can't quite figure out what breed he is..and his gait adds to the confusion as he racks!
Match stands 15.1 and is really a "narrow" horse...but is all muscle.