People are often surprised, when visiting my daughter's Gypsies. They almost always think the horses are taller than that which we tell them. I think it is so much bulk, which makes many drafts look taller than they really are.
I like her! I think she does look taller in the picture, however it does look tilted upward and draftx likely has a lot of girth area. I am 5'2" at most and make my 13.2/13.3h pony look taller, only because she has a large girth area for her height so eats up a larger chunk of my leg than the average medium size pony would.
If it were me, I'd say she's worth trying out, I see nothing wrong with her =)
I like the horse, but I don't believe it is 14.2hh. My mare is 14.1hh, and I'm a very small teenager (I look like a middle schooler, but I'm not far off university!) and even I do not look that small on my horse.
The only way to know for sure is to get out a wicket or the tape. My mare is 13.3 and is registered as 14.2hh. My gelding people swore was at least 15.2 or 15.3 turned out to be 14.3. A 14.3hh horse is bigger than you think, and that camera angle does nothing justice.
I like her! She might be hard to fit saddle-wise, and I too noticed that her pasterns are pretty sloping, but since it sounds like she's meant for a pleasure horse, not heavy competition, I doubt the latter would be an issue. Finding the right saddle to fit both horse and rider might be your big challenge. She's a nice looking girl- if her temperament is sweet and willing to go with, your hubby may have a hell of a trail horse on his hands.