I should not have started this thread w/o having good pics, and i do apologize for wasting y'alls time. It is not easy getting my 8 & 10 yo kids to understand how to take a good pic, and as tinyliny pointed out they all look different and none are truly accurate. I will explain a lil about the situation, then i will not post a pic here again till i manage to get someone out here to help me take decent pics.
First pic is a one i took when i went to look at him last fall. Needless to say, it is very different than his add pic showed. Second pic is from Dec, after i had him a couple months. Third link is his pedigree. Ibn Asmar Ali Arabian
He was born and spent his 1st yr or so at a rather prominent Arabian farm a few hrs away. The owner chose (for whatever reason) to give him to a lady who wanted to get into arabians and was supposed to train/show him. This person basically did nothing w/ him, and finally listed him for sale.
I have been told by ppl who have actually seen him that he is a nice looking and moving colt. However, none of these ppl are extremely experienced w/ Arabians, and i was hoping for an outside opinion. I do realize the opinions given are based on, and therefore only as good as, the pics provided. That is my fault.
As to the gelding, i did not do it when i first got him due to his weight. Depending how he matures, and if he proves himself at endurance (or something else) i would consider breeding him in the future.