Okay, so I'm in shopping mode. I'm not great with conformation judging in the first place, but throw a yearling in front of me and I'm lost. They pop up at different rates and angles. So I'm seeking advise. Now this guy is a gelding, so we aren't concerned with breeding traits, but I'm looking for a ride/drive cob primarily eventing and CDEs. He is a September baby, so he's technically just under 12 months in these pictures and video. I asked her if she could get me a good squared picture of him standing on level ground, but until then, here's something to start with.
Here's a video of his movement:
Both sire and dam have good movement and appear to have fair conformation, though they have no straight conformation shots of either on the website.
So he appears to be a bit turned out in the hind legs, how would this affect him? His bum is up there, but with a yearling, his shoulders could easily catch up. I've seen nicer cobs out there, but they all have another digit to their price tags, so I'm trying to get the nicest cob I can really afford. I'm not looking to win major competitions, just have a nice hobby sporting cob I can be proud of.