Big (16.3-17.0hh) rising 6y.o. old (b. Jan 2015) warmblood gelding by Larkspur Connoisseur (Voltaire ll) out of a TB mare.
Cortez has been late to start with only about 10 weeks under saddle but he is an incredibly genuine chap with a quiet and straight forward disposition. He moves very well with a particularly excellent canter, has just started to jump school and is showing a great attitude and a super shape.
He is still very weak and will take some quality schooling to develop that topline but he is a trainable horse who will be very rewarding to produce plus with him being a little older you can really crack on for the season ahead, suited to an ambitious rider looking for a quality blank slate with no nonsense in them but plenty of talent or even a more mid-level rider who feels ready for the challenge of producing a green but well behaved horse.
Cortez is more of a kick along still in the school! But he is finding his go button more and more. He is excellent out hacking on the farm, in his element, rides in front or behind, good around stock, river crossings, steep hill work. This guy is tall and still a little lanky and gangly looking but has great bone and excellent quality feet (unshod), a super length of rein and well set, short coupled so doesn’t feel like a bus to ride!
Cortez, starting to come into his own! This guy is a big, rangy young horse but is very capable. Real natural push and balance off the forehand with a kindhearted, workmanlike attitude, a recipe for success I say. He is a bit on the lazy side but we are getting there with the oomph! We have had lots of noncommittal interest in this dude, come on down and try him out guys, yes he is green for his age but it has done him no disservice doing nothing for his early years as he is a big framed chap and is very kind natured so it hasn’t made him into a know-it-all munter!
Aside from his obvious greenness you would never know he has only had a short time under saddle, he is a super easy and good natured chap who gets on with his job. Fab canter, natural cadence and a bit future. Excel any discipline.
Cortez, starting to get a bit stronger now and use himself really well. A little more on him as he is now ready to come and try…
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