I've recently started taking english lessons for the first time since I was about 10 years old, I've been a committed western rider most my life. I'm hoping to progress someday to a point were I might be able to do some schooling/low level dressage. If I get there, it's what I'd like to do with my colt, Finn. But I'm still learning a lot, and I don't know all of what makes a good dressage horse at this point (besides excellent training of course!), so I'd like those of you with experience and knowledge to help me see what will be working in Finn's favor, and what will be working against him, or if he will just flat be entirely unsuitable.
He's only a yearling, just turned one on April first. I know a lot can and will change for him between now and maturity. He got a (rough) body clip and bath today so I thought it would be a good time to get some pictures. He's 3/4 Shire, 1/4 Paint. And I'm not thin skinned, so please spell it all out for me!
Thanks so much!