He looks pretty good to me; you've already pointed out the flaws that I would look at. But if he's level headed, and easy to work with, that's ALWAYS my top priority. Unless a horse has a serious flaw of course which will hinder him alot, the mind is what I look at most. I don't want a horse who will be jekyll one day, and hyde the next. I searched for a long time for my new mare, but even in pictures, I knew she was the one, and when I talked over a period of a few weeks with the owners, I definitely knew she was the one; she's the same as your boy, very nervous, and distrusting, BUT she is easy to work with, and very soft to cues. She doesn't run through the bridle, but we do have some undersaddle issues, but with her attitude and willingness, we are getting through them. She mainly needed someone she could trust, as it sounds like your boy does. Best of luck with him, and spend lots of time just bonding with him.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
Last edited by mom2pride; 11-27-2009 at 01:59 PM.