Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Supermane, at that level it's really going to be up to your team whether or not he will take you where you want to go.
In video 1, he bobbled a bit at 1:15 in that combination, looked like he was trying to duck out to the right (really looked and bulged that shoulder out) but his rider kept him on course. He's honest in that he didn't refuse, but a more timid rider may have had a run out at that fence. At 1:54 he tried to break into the trot. He dives a little bit with his front end when he gets a bit of a long distance; this could be his age showing through.
He looks like quite the nice up and comer; really it's going to be up to you and your trainer what you need and want. I think his wobbliness (for lack of a better word) is due to his relative inexperience.
My only other beef is that he changes late behind. Agh!!
I do wonder, though, why they ended up gelding him? It looks like they had him on track to be a breeding stallion and only gelded him recently. What changed their minds that he wasn't worth keeping a stud? Does he still act like a stud? Did he cover any mares? Can he be turned out with other horses, or be around them safely?
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