That's a really nice-looking horse, lovely balance to him and he's well-enough proportioned that he sure doesn't look super-sized.
For those without Equibase, he raced 31 times from August 2006 (his 2YO year) to 9/1/12. Of concern- in his race in 12/11, he led until dropping back suddenly to trail the field, leading me to think he came out of that race with an injury. He went back to the races in August '12 for his last two starts, in which he led then dropped back.
So- vet check if you're interested. He was last running in $4k claimers, so asking $3500 for him looks high, since he wasn't paying his way at the track any more.
I don't like him at all.
His butt is weak and his hocks are high. And I really disliked the Arab look. That was funny, I thought "geez he looks like an Arab" and then they actually reference it in his description.
He's def not my type but hopefully someone will buy him and enjoy him!
Part of what you are seeing may be the unflattering incline he is standing on.. also the fact that the camera has his butt closer than the rest of him. It is not a flattering picture of him at all, but I like the video. Part of why his hocks are so high is probably because he is over 17 hh - make no mistake, his cannons are long - but I find he looks proportionate to me.
I don't think his butt is weak at all - I think that once he is in some real work (and I don't mean that racing isn't real work - just ROUNDED work) he will fill out nicely behind.
I like how clean his legs are, particularly. For an 11 year old, they look great.
"They are only resolute they shall eat
That they and their mates may thrive,
And they know that the dead are safer meat
Than the weakest thing alive.” ― RUDYARD KIPLING