No critique, but I've always had a soft spot for Palaminos. My first show horse was a Palamino. Then I had a Pal QH mare given to me when I came back from living in the UK.
Nothing is prettier than a shiny Palamino!!!
Aw, he's a cutie! What do you plan to use him for? That might make a difference in conformation critiques.
I don't really like to get too into conformation critiques with the horse's owner because it can seem a little mean = ( Haha, and so many of them have little issues that end up not really mattering once they get into proper work. Attitude can make up for a LOT = )
Really though, he's very cute! I don't have a lot of quarter horse experience, but this guy just looks like a nice overall horse (not too typey, which I personally like). Also, he looks like he's gonna be a good size and build if he's only two!
He looks like he has a fine throatlatch and enough length in his poll area to be able to flex without much trouble, that'll make a lot of his training easier. He also looks to have a pleasant and kind expression. I like him = ) And a little color never hurts, haha.
Dang! I got my appy for $700 when the economy was good, but he was an "outlaw" haha. Silly people were trying to keep him in a stall 24/7 and try to only work him once a week... Now we're doing dressage and jumping with much success! And he's an angel on trails.
Well for $600, I'd say you've got a winner! I think he's just cute as can be, and if you're only going to use him for a trailhorse, I can't see any flaws that would keep him from being just perfect for that. Based on his head and expression, he looks like that would suit him. I bet he could do more too if you decide you wanted to compete = ) He's just an overall nice horse.
I know a lot of people that have had veeery lovely QH jumpers and also a lot that have done well in dressage. Yours looks like he's a little bit less of the hugely muscled halter type, and more of an all around kind of guy. So perhaps he will be a nice all purpose horse = ) Yay!
He looks like the kind of 2 1/2 year old who (with good training of course) will turn into a lovely riding horse. I love his expression in the pictures -- ears up, friendly, "hey, what's up?" attitude.
Stuff I like:
-Soft dark eye
-Foxy little ears
-Good weight, neither fat nor ribby
Stuff that is less positive:
-Upright shoulder angle, more so then his hip
-Because of the long back although his neck is well defined it looks short, only the length of his head.
-Tail set high
Overall this is a nice looking horse who will probably do well in any discipline, provided his owner is aware of his long back/posty hock combo and gives him plenty of belly muscle to make up for it!
Just saw his price tag- for $600 he was a steal!
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I like him. Sure would take a look if I was a buyer and he showed up. He seems pretty well balanced. Longish pasterns, which will probably make for a smooth ride, though you might have to watch for injury. Nicely set on neck. He'll fill out, of course, so might be a good deal chunkier than he is when he grows up, but I'd certainly try some dressage/jumping/trails on him if he was mine. Have fun with him!