I don't know what to think about this one. I haven't been to see him yet. Thought I'd see what everybody thought first. His ad (see here) says that he has "He has mild issues in right stiffle, not lame." Otherwise this horse seems nearly perfect - he's dirt cheap (wondering if the "mild issues" have anything to do with that...), and he's also local, young, and gorgeous. Training-wise, he's at the point that I can do whatever I want with him (I'm thinking lower-level eventing, potentially higher dressage, etc.)
But I'm a little hung up on the "mild issues". So I sent an email to his owner to ask about it, and this is what she said: "He has a "beak" in his joint which can cause some inpingement. There is no sign of arthritis. He is not lame, just does not move as "hugely" as a lot of people expect. I am not convinced that is not due to the fact that he is not worked much. I think his gaits will improve dramatically with training."
So what do you think? Is it still worth a drive out there?