I’m looking to purchase my first horse this summer and will be doing some low level dressage, with the hopes of being able to reach 2nd or 3rd level at some point. I will be starting training level as I am just coming into dressage from the hunter world. I have a few horses I am considering, but find dressage conformation extremely confusing. I am looking at two 6 year olds right now, one further along under saddle than the other, but both a very similar price with decent bloodlines. They are both breeder-owned. Since these horses are not mine, am I allowed to ask for comments or do they need to be PMed? I’m new to the forums and want to make sure I’m doing the right thing here! I am on a budget and so I do not mind a horse with some obvious conformation flaws, but I am looking for the best possible deal. I do also realize that conformation isn’t everything, but I have not met either in person yet. I do have video links too, however one has only under saddle videos while the other only has free/lunging videos so it is hard for me to compare them. Sorry for my lack of knowledge and any help would be greatly appreciated!
Sorry for the small image. This gelding is 16.1 hands and has Donnegan, Donnerhall lines, dam is a TB. 6 years old and further along under saddle.
This gelding is 15.3 hands and is a DWB with Iroko, Pion and Amour Du Bois lines. 6 years old, only lightly started under saddle.
I will be working with a trainer with any horse I decide to purchase, but would like any information you can give me (PMed or not, I don’t know how it works)!