Hi guys, I have just put a deposit on this almost 3 year old colt.. picking him up this upcoming weekend - very excited.. He needs lots of TLC and needs to gain weight, his feet are really need a LOT of attention, he has huge feet for ASB, but good base, his mane and tail are just one tangled mess, I hope I can save what is left of his mane...
He is wonderful mover - he was not showing off too much in the video, but got some nice trot going..
- again this colt is turning 3 next month - he's now about 16HH but he has a lot of growing to do. Here is his pedigree: Irish_Velvets_2001
and I am attaching couple of pictures that we were able to snap.. not the best conformation shots, will get some as soon as we have him home next weekend and will update this thread.
He seemed to be very happy to see us and came right to the gate (typical for ASB), he is not started under saddle, he barely leads, they haven't had him in a trailer since he was a weanling... So we will have some fun loading him this weekend.. I can't wait to see what some weight and training will bring out in this horse.. There is a saddlebred trainer few miles down the road from me - I am not particular to saddle-seat, I do prefer dressage.. But I want to show the colt in hand to get him accustomed to shows / people etc. - so would like to go to that trainer to get few basic lessons on parking the horse, showing in ASB halter classes...
Please let me know what you think of him. He is intact (Stallion) - you would not know it by his behavior, he is very sweet... He is little nippy, but nothing good handling / training can't fix. I will see how he matures over the next 2 years to see if he'd be kept stallion. As for the color fans - I am certain he is not homozygous for pinto as Dam was solid, he may be homozygous for black - we can test later - it's not really important now.
I appreciate all your comment - the good and the bad - constructive criticism is welcomed of course. Again I will post more pictures when I have him.