no one is ever going to find a complete perfect horse, but this horse has very good conformation, I'm sure that if you really analized it you could pick out that his shoulder is off 5 degrees or something, but hes a really nice horse
As far as the reins go; he IS showing in a snaffle bit . Yeah, if the horse is expereinced I'd loosen up but in a snaffle bit you do need contact at times. Showing in a snaffle is different than showing in a leverage bit. At least he isnt yanking away on a leverage bit!
He doesn't have the really big hind end like the reiners I've seen, but it looks like he makes up for that in many other ways.
I like that he is not as bulky and wide as some 'cow' horses are now. I like a horse a little more on the narrow side (compared to some that look like a brick s**t house) because I think they move quicker and can get out of their own way a lot easier from the get go.
The images marked proof were shot professionally and paid for.
And as for the reins, I agree. This was his old owner riding him. He was bred down in Nevada and we bought him as a yearling. I share a birthday with him so he was my birthday gift as a yearling and we grew up together