Hi everyone, I’m hoping I will get some advise and information from creating this post, all comments are welcome. We are looking at a young horse to buy he is a three rising four year old gelding, Irish sport horse x halflinger unrecorded breeding currently stands apparently 15,1 we are hoping to go see him next Wednesday. He is just broken and hasn’t done much work for building muscle yet ... here he is
I’m sorry if the picture shows up small,
This is him, so any flaws and goods in the conformation that you may see I’d appreciate if you could point them out and explain if you can why it’s good or bad, I do have somewhat an idea of conformation and I realise he is 3 and has some growing possibly yet and filling out, I’m not to sure about conformation in the hocks and stifle but anything you can see point it out and it will be much appreciated thanks everyone !
Instead of form following function a horse's function follows form. No horse is perfect. Some are built better for certain tasks than others. Heart and try make a difference. There are absolute train wrecks that go on to stun the world with their accomplishments. If you are comfortable with how he rides. If he has no lameness issues. If he is not intended to compete at upper levels then it may be with the right rider he may do well at lower. How long he will is anyone's guess. If you have a specific task in mind then you should find the horse whose conformation is closest to ideal for that task.