Here's horse #15 and her ad - I thought her description and photo warranted a phone call - I like her sturdy build. She is double Impressive on the bottom side, but her look is balanced and what I can see of the feet looks pretty good.
I had a nice conversation with the owner. She sounds like a really nice horse - good experience, including a lot of trail work, very calm and well-trained. The owner is looking to get a paint and start to show paints. The only behavior issues she has are clipping her ears is difficult - she came to the owner terrified of clippers and they've made a lot of progress - and she bucked once when in heat and crowded in an arena by other horses. Neither of those bothers me much. But the owner volunteered that she has a stifle problem - always has - on one side and tends to drag the toe although she warms up out of it. This has make collecting her lope difficult. Sigh . . .
So onwards. I know a number of you think I shouldn't reject horse #2 just based on photos. But I'm vacillating about whether to go see her. I just don't like her look - she seems too delicate to me and not that well put together, although she's very pretty. I'm wary of pretty - look where it got me last time. It's time for some calls on horse #10, 11 and 12.