Star: she sounds like a very nice horse and I like her look. She seems to be pretty darn well broke and I really like that it looks like they are riding her in a snaffle. IMHO, that is always a good thing because if you can ride them in a snaffle you can ride them in just about anything. The only thing that even makes me wonder at all is the "tricks" they've been teaching her and if they could be considered dangerous or disrespectful in the wrong circumstance (rearing, pawing to "shake", laying down when you pick up a foot, etc).
In her video, she seems to have very nice ground manners and she stands very well for saddling. Her neck reining isn't perfect and the training fork makes me wonder as it doesn't appear to me like she needs it. All in all, she looks very nice and mellow and relaxed, but I am like you, I would like to see a lot more riding and fewer tricks. Would love to see her loping/trotting some circles and figure 8's, stops, direction changes, and turnarounds. I would like to know that she can do more than just plod around at a walk and ignore all the external stimuli around her.
Max: Now, he is a cutie
. I think what you are seeing with his front end is the combination of his monster withers and fairly thick neck. It makes him look very
front heavy when combined with his lankier hind end.
He does have a video but the link was hidden in his description
. YouTube - ‪Paint - Appaloosa gelding, loves to jump, easy on trail rides‬‏
He seems nice enough but may need his teeth done, he is pretty busy on the bit during much of the video. It does make me curious if he would just continue to build speed if she let off the contact
. It looks to me like he doesn't quite have cruise control yet, which may be a big thing for a less experienced rider. Plus, his neck reining looks either really mushy or non-existent as she was direct reining him through much of the video.
All in all, the pintaloosa is flashy but I much prefer the looks of the pali, providing that she can lope/trot around with the same calm demeanor that she does everything else.