I know it's almost impossible to tell anything from just a few photos but the lady we're buying the two paints from sent me some recent photos of our new babies.. I noticed a few things about the gelding who's going to be three next April. The filly is going to be two so I know she's still growing quite a bit.... anyways, what I noticed is that the gelding's withers seem awfully pronounced and his back seems almost swayed... and his tail head is kinda sticking up and noticeable. Now these two both have the same sire but different dams. I have studied the photos that she has on her website of the sire and dams and I'm REALLY hoping that he's just at an awkward growth stage and that's why he's so odd looking.
The lady has told me that he's too skinny for her so she's going to be giving him supplements as I asked her about his high withers... what I want to know is does anyone here think I should be concerned about his health? Or is he really just growing still?
I have attached three photos below.. in the first one the gelding is on the left and he's got the longer face. He's also got more black on him than the filly, she's the one with the black tail and he's got a white and black tail. Also, in the last photo he seems to be knock-knee'd... although it could be just the ground he's standing on as in the other photos I have of him his legs seem pretty straight.
What do y'all think? Anything you can notice from these photos? Am I just being too picky? I don't know... I haven't seen these horses in person yet and so I only have photos to go by.. and yes, I know this isn't the best way to buy horses but.. well I have no excuse! LOL.