I was watching some videos of 2012 hunters for sale on You Tube, and I came across this sweet looking boy...he is being sold by an outfit, or a personal person, (not sure) called "Gavinshorses" on You Tube, out of Virginia, based upon the (540) area code listed. Anyhow, this boy is a 2007 Westphalian gelding...I have no idea of his asking price...
The reason I'm posting this here, is that I am really hoping someone with some judging experience regarding hunters can help out with an "evaluation" of what exactly we are looking in reference to the following...I can't quite put my finger on what, if anything "odd", is going on with him...he appears sound, soft and supple to me in terms of his basic physiology as well as his abilities and his willingness to work. He also appears to be a very nice ride.
However, to my eye at least, he definitely jumps "oddly". In addition, he has a sort of lackluster-seeming way of going...Is this 100% just me? Can anyone else see at all what I am referring to? That is the only way which I can describe what it is that I feel I am seeing, other than to say perhaps it is simply that it looks like his heart just isn't in the game...??
Okay, well, see what y'all think! I may just be crazy and he may be an insanely perfect hunter-type gelding! I really hope so, because I actually really like him! I just wonder if there isn't something "going on" with him, ya know? Thanks so much!! p.s.--(he doesn't begin jumping until the latter 1/3 of the video)