Flip is a 7yr old bay QH gelding. I've had him for a little over a year and a half now :) Here is his pedigree.
From what I know, he's always been ridden western and came out of the Montana area. However, a friend recently noticed his conformation and told me he'd make a great english horse.. I was wondering what your opinions would be? She specifically said 'short-boned and fit.' xD
Also, we recently had his hocks checked out. They are very 'active' atm and he is due for hock injections. We decided to wait a few more weeks until I start actively riding him again (they're expensive!) - otherwise I just do light workouts on the lunge lines. I'm supposed to give him Bute before a tough ride, but with the weather I haven't ridden much. >.<
Also, does he have high withers? Is there a certain type of saddle/saddle pad I should look for for him?
Alright, this photo is from earlier this summer: Riding/working nearly every day.
Taken in October (it's not the best, sorry): A ride or two a week.
Andd one taken a few weeks ago - I know he has little muscle toning here. (Riding only every now and then due to school)
And then a few action shots:
And I also have a short video.. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0Gw...VpZjRhaUU/edit
(He actually did not kick that close, my camera just happened to be zoomed in that far)
What are your thoughts on his confo and his potential? I really hope to start english this spring, but I'm not sure which horses would be good for what.
The post about my mare is here
Any thoughts on what event he'd succeed in? Like jumping, hunter, dressage, etc. or would he just be a horse to learn on, more of a pleasure horse?