I'm going to do a series of posts comparing two horses offered at on-line horse sales sites for you to comment on. These are ones that I've selected because they appeal to me. Look at the pictures, read the adds and give me your thoughts - good points, bad points, questions to ask. Keep in mind what I've said my requirements are in this post. Before I go to see any of these horses, I'm going to have a detailed conversation with the seller and also ask for confirmation shots on level ground with no saddle - both sides, front and back so I can see all four legs and feet and how the horse is put together overall - and also close-ups of each foot from the side and also from the bottom. Some of the on-line adds are pretty deficient in the photo department. Once you've had a chance to comment, I'll let you know what my thoughts are on each horse. I'll tag all these posts, as well as the original one, with "horse search" so we can keep track of them.
So, with no further ado, here is horse #1, with his ad:
And here is horse #2, with her ad:
And one other note - a number of you have made good suggestions on other breeds/types for me to look at, including smaller drafts and draft crosses. For the moment I've ruled them out, as well as other good breeds such as Morgans, because our rich pasture grazing can be hard for a horse that is an easy keeper to take - although of course any horse, of any breed, can be insulin resistant or have trouble keeping weight down.
I'm also considering a couple of "mystery horses" that have been suggested to me directly, but I'm not at liberty to discuss those at this point.