A horse that is butt high has a diffcult time working with her weight shifted to the rear. It is sort of like a being a wheelbarrow... you pick up the back and go forward balancing on the front.
As I said before.. the Halflinger cross is a better bet.
BTW a horse that has been trail ridden for three years that CAN use herself well will have a better top line. At 12 you MAY improve things with training.. but mostly what you have is what you have. Better to start with better raw material (I have been on "green" 12 year old horses that really would be worth the effort).
A plain color horse with better conformation is where I would be looking. Color is flashy, but you cannot ride the color.. you need to ride the horse.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Last edited by Elana; 09-03-2011 at 11:34 AM.