Originally Posted by Solon
He's not well balanced. He's got a really long neck compared to the rest of his body. I like the look of his face though.
I don't know what horse you're looking at.. His neck is actually a bit short.
I like his overall balance - nice and uphill with a well set neck. His hindquarters are a bit weak looking but with correct training they can be strengthened. His back is a fair length. He is slightly pigeon breasted as well. I can't really critique the legs, but there is nothing glaring the hind legs may be a bit straight, but they are well under. His throatlach is not as refined as I would expect from the breed, but it is still good. Keep an eye on his feet - although they are not visible from the picture it looks like the angle is a bit steep and that they are a bit small.
I quite like him and he looks like a good lower level dressage horse. Although all horses can do dressage he is what I would say is "ideal" for someone wanting to learn because he is built correctly for the sport. I don't see him having an issue with basic collection - except for strength in the hind quarters - but caveletti and correct basics will help that.