Thanks guys so much! Jag your post made me super optimistic, I figured he'd have a few faults, but in terms of an overall view i'm happy. I think he's going to turn out to be a nice horse with proper training and care. :) I definitely learned a lot from your post as well, his neck is super awkward.. but is there a chance with proper training (like you said, on the bit and use of his topline) and the proper muscle build up, that he could have a nice frame and prettier neck? I'm just wondering. Any advice would be great!
Also, what do yall say about roaching his mane ? I personally like that appearance.. but do you think it'd have a worse affect on his already scrawny neck?
AS FOR :
"shoulder/pastern angle. Upright shoulders"
What's that really mean. I know that's not conformation correct, but is it really THAT big of a deal overall? I mean when he grows up and fills out, is this going to affect him? I always put protective boots on my horses whenever they do any work. (Lunging, ANY Saddle work, bareback. Etc.) But besides short strides, (unfortunately :'( ) in his future hunter career, what do you see in him.
Count My Strides - Shane, Bought 2-18-06, Mustang.
"I whispered to my horse, "i'm afraid of falling" and he whispered back, "i have wings".