I've started making some phone calls on my horse search. I spoke yesterday to the owner of horse #7:
I like her breeding and look, but it turns out that, although she's been started under saddle (this was a while ago), she's been used almost entirely as a broodmare and only ridden by the owner's teenage daughter on the trails, which I think mainly means around their pastures. The good news is that she's really good on the trails - quiet and easy to ride - and is very sound due to being used so lightly, but the bad news is she really doesn't want to move out much. I get the impression she's very quiet - perhaps a bit too quiet for me - and she really doesn't have any training to speak of - I'd like a horse with a more experience, particularly on trails. The owner also said that, although her feet are very solid, that she has a tendency to toe in with one front foot. I've decided to take her off my list.
I also spoke to the owner of horse #8 - the pretty gelding with the good movement and the somewhat too-small feet:
It turns out he's been taken off the market, so that one's off the list.
So, here's another one for you to look at and comment about, horse #9 and his ad: