The most gorgeous horse in the world is worthless if it's an evil, confrontational beast.
2. Conformationally correct
Breed, height, age, and color are all just fluff. If the horse meets the above 3 requirements, everything else is just gravy.
Well said! I think people who just go looking for horses based on color are missing the whole point. I've known kids who are over-mounted because their parents decided to choose the pretty arabian with the golden coat and winning halter career over the sane and safe bay horse.
If it has the " wow factor"
Whenever I go to buy a horse I always make mark of my first reactions to seeing him/her in person. If I meet the horse & we just click then I continue to try to buy the horse. No sense in buying if your not totally impressed at first! Posted via Mobile Device
The main one's i'd go for are Temperament of the horse, and how sound it is. I'm a hacking kinda girl never done anything with competitions and what not so as long as it's brave then i'm good, also I like to look at younger horses about 4 or 5 preferably, although if it's under 10 then that's ok too, I like the idea of having a horse until it's death kinda thing.