Originally Posted by InsaneDino
Honestly, your best bet is just trying him out at it and seeing how he does.
In what I can see, I'll say this:
- His pasterns look too straight for my taste
- He hangs his knees over jumps (the first pic really worries me)
- His shoulder is pretty nice looking
- The headset isn't quite there for dressage yet, but that can be fixed
Anyways, good luck with him! He looks like a lovely horse.
I agree with the dressage headset but I believe it is the riders fault. Looks like you are trying to frame him and not allowing the hind legs to create the head position but blocking the thoroughness at the same time.
The hanging legs, yes but there again many horse will not put out on small jumps so that can be a bit of laziness.
I am suspicious of the front legs as he looks tied in below the knees and almost ( hard to tell exactly) if he is slightly over the knees.
I also agree the pasterns are a bit straight.
If you go to see this horse really look closely at the front legs.,