Originally Posted by Elana
I like this horse. I also do not find him glaringly bad from these photos. In fact, he looks a LOVELY lower level dressage horse. A bit long in the back but he looks like he is aged and has survived this long with whatever flaws he has. He also looks like he has had some training (neck looks turned over for one thing).
In returning to riding after a long hiatus you want mentally sound and physically sound. I am going to bet this guy is both.. and he has the look of being able to hack out too.
I think you will enjoy him. Post better pics when you get a chance.
Thank you! Your attitude of his surviving this long with whatever flaws matches that of both my trainer and a friend of my Mom's who is a QH breeder. We are taking him on trial tomorrow night, and if all goes well I have already contacted a Vet about a PPE. I did find out he is 12 from his previous Vet, and not 10 as advertised but I understand why the mistake was made so that is no big deal. He is registered and has had only routine care and no issues, and has always lived locally from my research. I will get some more pictures tomorrow night!