Mind you these are pasture photos so obviously she's not going to be standing squared or polished up.
I went out to the Friesian breeders place today (squee! ). I spoke to the lady earlier and she mentioned that she had a registered, Palomino AQHA mare for sale, asking $500 for her, or in the range of $700 (I didn't go into details) bred to their 16.2hh Friesian Stallion. I thought "Oooo, interesting!" definitely something to take a look at, so I did.
First impression: This horse is MASSIVE. Look at the size of that butt! She's not even in shape AND SHE HAS A HUGE BUTT!
Second impression: Great personality, a little flighty (not freaking out, but not a deadhead), but could still be shown if conditioned again. Would probably make cute little halter-horse babies if used as a brooder. Nice head too.
I did ask if she was Impressive bred, nope! She has Quincy lines and is HYPP N/N. They where told she was broke, but haven't actually ridden her themselves. The wife-owner didn't really click with her, so focused her attention more on her other horses.
I'll admit though, I was really, really tempted to inquire on buying at this point! >-<
I ended up inquiring on a foal that their not even sure exists yet The mare is bred but they haven't checked her yet to see if she took. But...man! I really liked the QH mare, if I still intended on showing Western I think she would be a great buy.
So, what do you guys think? I thought her shoulder to be rather straight and her neck a little on the short side...but maybe I'm wrong?