He appreciates the compliments. I feel he is a diamond in the rough. I cannot wait to see him as he looses his goofy chubby shapes. He does have a very short back, which is excellent.
You cannot see in the pictures but his muscles will need work. His bottom neck muscle is HUGE from all of the fighting with his rider he has been doing for years. (Harsh bit to low in his mouth, improper saddle fit set to far back tipping forward jabbing into is shoulders, un-educated riders neck reining only with a hand way up in the air from what I saw - It wasn't "his" fault he was arguing) And he can turn left but not right. His neck does not turn right real far. He has a chiropractor coming out and we have been doing a lot of massages and flexing work. He is loosening up and really enjoying the light snaffle bit and lots of circles, sideways, flexing.