This is my daughter's leased paint Romeo. He's 20 years old, a mix between western pleasure lines and cutting lines. His mom is still alive at 30, so he's got longevity on his side. Super sweet personality. She is using him for Western pleasure, equitation, trail, showmanship, and potentially English pleasure and equitation. He has always had a fast trot, but recently my daughter has been able to get him into a beautiful WP jog. He's struggling to go back to an English trot, but he manages. He is a perfect first horse for my daughter because he adores her, and is very willing to learn. I wish I could find his personality in a horse 5-10 years younger. I had to take side shots for fair registration, so I thought I'd ask you guys for some conformation feedback. I read nearly all the confo threads, but I feel disconnected because I don't know these horses, but with the horse I see 3-4 times a week, I thought it would be helpful for me to get some feedback. I have been reading the conformation columns in "Horse and Rider" and "Equus" each month, almost religiously. I find this fascinating and am finally able to look at a horse and start to see the angles, but I'm not at the point where I can tell if they're good or bad.
In one picture he looks kind of roach-necked, but he's not...he has a thick, short mane and it was windy...I hope I did an okay job with the pictures.
I appreciate any feedback, education you can give me. The first horse buying days are around the corner and I want to be well prepared when I start looking. I'm a learning freak, so I will soak up the information.