That horse is INCREDIBLY bum high. I mean, wowzers. I’m thinking – well, hoping – that this is a picture of the horse as a yearling because three year old QH’s don’t look like this! If they did, if this was considered normal for the breed, we wouldn’t ever need to debate the whole ‘starting them at 2’ thing! Because honestly, who is going to argue that this guy should be ridden? That is, aside from this guy 😉
Hawt damn those are some upright rear pasterns. How upright? you may ask. Well let’s take a looksee!
Yup, definitely some upright pasterns. Those babies should be at 90 degree angles. I kind of went to town with drawing lines on this guy but now, looking at his tail, coupled with his very well developed conformation, I’m leaning so far towards this pic being of him as a yearling that I’ve actually fallen over. Which means that most, if not all, of those lines are likely irrelevant now that he’s three years old.
Unfortunately, and this is a tip for all those trying to sell horses online so pay attention, there are literally hundreds of thousands of horses for sale online. Ok, that wasn’t the tip, but please keep reading! For each person cruising the net for horses for sale, there are at least one hundred horses that meet their criteria. Obviously that number gets whittled down the more geographically narrow their search is. Either way, when buyers are searching through horses, the photo you select as your main photo is likely what is going to attract the buyer to your ad. Case in point, every single horse for sale site recommends you have a photo in your ad – some even cite statistics that prove ads with photos receive more views. So if the photo is so important, WHY ARE YOU USING ONE THAT IS TWO YEARS OLD! Especially when it’s of the horse as a yearling?! When it’s at its most awkward?
It boggles my mind, it really does. I have no idea what percentage of the population has cell phones these days, but I’m going to hazard a guess and say it’s 99.9%. And since most cell phones have built in cameras… TAKE A NEW PHOTO! It’s not that difficult anymore. Gone are the days of waiting to use up a roll of film and then spending $10 (or whatever) to get them developed. 15 years ago this would be understandable (almost), but now? Now you’re just lazy.
[Grrrr stomps off and goes to bed]