Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
On that note, from her picture, I don't believe for a cotton pickin second she's actually 16hh+. She looks MAAAAYBE 15hh, if she's lucky.
To be totally frank, I don't find her cute. I think her conformation is poor at best, she looks extremely weak through the back and hips. A bit of muscle will help, she looks like a 2 year old, she's all bones and angles (not to mean skinny, but just kind of "askew" like that awkward 2 year old phase so many horses hit). Her front end is very poorly aligned, with no chest depth.
As far as English, think long and hard. Being part Standardbred, she's very likely to invent all sorts of gaits that have no place in the English show ring. A lot don't, but it's a challange you may have to face.
I think you could do a LOT better for $750. I think that's a ridiculous price, she just looks conformationally unstable all over in my mind. I don't think she'd hold up well to any sort of serious hard work, and she sure as heck doesn't look like much of a jumper at first glance from the way she's built. If she's actually almost 4 year olds, this is pretty much what she's going to look like the rest of her life. With the economy the way it is, I think you could pick up something much nicer, with a lot more potential.
But that's just my honest opinion.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.