Originally Posted by tinyliny
I really, really like this horse!!!!! And , I dont' see resistance in him. In fact, I like the way the trainer hasnt taken all the go out of him and forced him into an artificially low headset, set him on his forehand and ruined his gaits by makeing them forcefully slow (read how much I dislike typical WP training methods).
This horse is built exceptionally well. His hind end is to die for powerful, nice long gaskins, low hocks (will be able to reeach under himself) neck is positioned well, good bone in the leg, back not too long (most appy's are a little long). I can really see his back and hips moving as he trots and this indicates healthy joints and loose, swinging back.
He listended nicely to the man and did everything on a loose rein. Very well balanced laterally too.
This is a super, super nice horse and has tons of potential. I WANT him!
Thanks so much! The reason I mentioned a tune up is he has had some time off. He was originally sold as a stallion but his current owner gelded him. I'm really excited to get him home and start working with him. I got him for a ridiculously low price for what I think is a really nice horse. I really like your critique! It makes me feel like I did really good about finding him! :)