Originally Posted by Speed Racer
You keep going back to the pintos/paints. I'm guessing that's the color pattern you really want, if you can find a good horse that just happens to be patterned.
I won't lie, it's my dream to own a paint... or perhaps a black or buckskin. I'd love to find an awesome horse that just happens to also be "flashy." However, color is definitely not my top priority. I think it's just that I'm not terribly well versed in proper conformation, so in just going by pictures I pick the horses that look "nice," and those are the flashy ones.
He's certainly a sturdy looking animal, but his shoulder's a little straighter than I like. Doesn't mean he's a bad horse, just that his stride will be shorter and not as smooth as a horse with a better shoulder angle.
I'll have to try to get some conformation pics of my QH. He is the roughest horse I've ever ridden. His trot is positively bone jarring! A smooth trot might be nice...
This particular gelding is supposedly a "Gypsy cross" and the only red flags in the ad are "needs someone who knows what they're doing" and "buddy sour." I haven't heard back as to whether he's available... the price isn't too bad so I might take a look at him, anyway. I just need to organize all these horses I'm interested in and plan a route that takes me to see most of them in one shot. Driving 3-4 hours at a time to see horses really puts a gouge in the pocket book!