Okay, this is the one I chose...was kinda hard because I saw several that looked promising: http://www.warmbloods-for-sale.com/H...33&UserID=4141
• Conformation and Movement: these are not confo shots, but this horse looks to have overall good balance, with movement appropriate for a dressage career. I would not buy him unseen, but I would go check him out. He looks tall and athletic with a big free stride.
• Age: at this point in time, I'm looking for a horse ready to start a serious working career. This horse fits the bill. I already have a colt to train, so I'm looking for a riding horse.
• Size: he's big, and I like riding big horses
• Training: from the photos and the description, I'm encouraged: he has started training in an area I want to continue, and looking at the photos, he moves like a lower level dressage horse. He's well-positioned to start moving up.
• Breed: This is definitely of lesser importance, but I've had good experiences with this breed, so I can't say it doesn't influence my opinion at all.
• Location: Also of lesser importance, but he's definitely close enough that I could pick him up and bring him home myself. I could definitely get him home for under the 1000 dollars left in my budget:P
• Undefined soundness issues: The description doesn't give a lot of details about this, and its something I would definitely want to address. However, the fact that the seller is willing to give a soundness guarantee is encouraging.