Thank you! The first two pics are from early spring while he was rehabbing following his suspensory injury. The rest are all from last Fall, right after I bought him and before I had him back in shape!!
He's beautiful to me, and I could care less about any faults he has, I'm just curious to know what his confo strengths and weaknesses are. He was trained in Germany to be a 2'6" Hunter, imported at 9 years old, shown heavily for a few years, then owned by a woman who wanted something super safe to hit the A circut with. He sat for several years without much of a job before I bought him, and now that he's had the suspensory tear, we're switching to basic dressage work to keep him healthy.
My trainer had him in a gorgeous frame last night, total self carriage and could throw the reins at him. I was amazed to see him go like that! I know a lot of people have said that he didn't have the confirmation to have made a good dressage horse in his prime, but I have no idea what I'm looking at...
I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.