Not a month ago I said "CL is the land o' crap horses", or something to that effect...now I've gone and bought one
Scout is a 7 YO TWH gelding. He's healthy, he's got good feet, and loads of training and buttons on him. He is brave on the trail or out on the road, has a powerful, ground eating running walk, and the start of a nice, balanced canter. He transitioned quietly into my herd after a week of living over the fence from them, and he's in charge but not a bully in any way. He's not a rescue, he doesn't need anything but his teeth and sheath done LOL, and all's well.
Congratulations on the new purchase! I can't see the pics but I'll try to load them from the home computer tonight.
There are lots of great horses on CL. Just trimmed at a barn Sunday I've been doing for a couple years. She had 2 new horses, both CL freebies. Didn't pay a dime for either one. Beautiful horses, great feet, lovely temperaments, perfectly well broke, no vices. Both TWHs. Both were perfect for the trims. Both situations involved a person who had fallen on hard times and had to give the horse away ASAP. Nothing wrong at all with either horse.