the Show - "Cabaret"
16 hh Gray Thoroughbred Gelding
EXPERIENCE & TRAINING - He has a consistent
trot and collected canter with two leads. He is even learning to
reach for the bit nicely. He often expresses some
nervousness and tension with excessively animated gaits. When he
is doing this he has trouble getting up his lines with a 12’ stride. I
found a pattern to this but it does get better the more frequently
he is ridden. When he feels rough and animated I simply
ask him to do a few more laps of trot work; he loves to stretch
out into a long and low trot and this seems to settle him again. He
will jump from any distance with lovely form, never-ever quits,
want to rub the rails, and really seems to enjoy himself. He is
smart and eager to do a good job; one likely cause for his nervouness
may be a fear of disappointing his rider, "performance anxiety".
He is currently jumping 2'9" -
3' with very correct form and plenty of courage and skill for more.
His flying changes are coming along nicely but still need more
work before they are predictable and correct. He has always been
a delight to work with around the barn. He is polite and stands
quietly for bathing, will cross tie for mane pulling, braiding,
clipping, and farrier work. Cabaret is accustomed to turn out with
several other horses and is always easy to catch in the field.
He loads into and out of the trailer easily, hauls
well, and will tie to the side. Cabaret has a friendly, curious
personality; he loves the company and affection of humans. He did
very well at his first show (a local one a few miles from my house)
in April 2010; he brought home 5 blue ribbons and one red in the
18" and 2'
then he has been to quite a few shows.
2010 - OVRA Summer Series Champion - 18" & 2'
4/2011 - OVRA Hunter Show - 2'6" & 3' Divisions
5/2011 - OVRA Hunter Show - 2'6" & 3' Divisions
CONFORMATION - Cabaret's coat is rich and shiny,
and he has clean legs with very substantial bone. Cabaret is a
big-bodied horse with beautiful coloring, broad chest, sloping
shoulder, long neck, and curious face. His expressions are always
kind, thoughtful, and curious.
HISTORY - Retired from racing sound and was adopted from the Last
Chance Corral in early September 2006.
POTENTIAL – Cabaret
shows potential for hunter/jumper, equitation, dressage, and
has plenty of bone for fox hunting. He will be an excellent hunter
for a child or an adult. Cabaret
would best perform and progress under the guidance of an Advanced
Walk, Trot, Canter Level Rider or greater.
SPECIFICS – full cheek waterford
or snaffle, regular bridle with standing martingale, a regular
tree saddle with a 50"girth,
and a 78" blanket.
VETERINARY & SOUNDNESS – Cabaret
has not been hurt, lame, or ill since his arrival
on the farm. Cabaret is a cribber; he
does not attempt to crib while wearing a properly adjusted collar.