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2002 16.2 hh Dark Bay Thoroughbred Gelding

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING - Furio began training in March '06 and shows potential for hunters, equitation, or dressage. He has a beautiful, relaxed frame and a quiet and confident way of going. He is confident over 2'9". He is accustomed to turn out with other horses and is always easy to catch in the field. He is polite around the barn and stands quietly for bathing, will cross tie for mane pulling, braiding, clipping, and farrier work. He is comfortable in the barn and in the arena with and without companions. He has a polite and professional way about him. Furio has shown off and on since I adopted him in 2006 so that he has ample experience but is not the soured or bored in the least. In September 2014 he became the lead-line mount for my two-year-old son (he rides Furio 2-4 days per week).

07/07 - Showtime Series - Champion Beginning Hunter Non-Pro (2'3")
07/07 - Showtime Series - Reserve Champion Very Green Hunter (2'3")
07/07 - New Vocations Charity Show - Reserve Champion Very Green Hunter (2'3")
2010 - Ohio Valley Riding Association Summer Series Reserve Champion 2’6”
2011 - Ohio Valley Riding Association Summer Series Reserve Champion 2’6”

CONFORMATION & MOVEMENT - Furio is big bodied with a robust frame, level top-line, broad, muscular chest, and sloping shoulder. He has a very elegant look (lots of chrome!), ample talent, courage, and work ethic that make a great show horse.  His facial expressions are always kind, thoughtful, and curious. He has solid, blemish-free legs. He has a beautiful trot, two easy leads, and very round form over-fences.

HISTORY - Furio or Jockey Club: Smart Glory by Canaveral ($258,060) out of Emerging Glory (by Smarten ($716,426)), was adopted from the Last Chance Corral in March 2006. He was never raced and does not have a tattoo.

POTENTIAL - He would be an easy transition from a rider accustomed to riding lesson horses; he is very forgiving. He is a ready-made hunter or equitation mount. He would be an excellent mount for an adult to enjoy in any aspect of showing or pleasure riding. He is a fantastic mount for a less experienced rider to progress on. Furio would best perform under the guidance of a Walk, Trot, Canter Level Rider or greater.


October 2012 Schooling Show 2-6"-2'9" Fences Video I

October 2012 Schooling Show 2'6"-2'9" Fences Video II
October 2012 Schooling Show Warm-Up Video
July 2006 Showtime Series at Delaware Video I
July 2006 Showtime Series at Delaware Video II

SPECIFICS - full-cheek Waterford, regular bridle with standing martingale, a regular tree saddle with a 54" girth, and an 82" blanket.

VETERINARY & SOUNDNESS - He has not been hurt, lame, or ill since his arrival on the farm. He was never raced and has been ridden and shown merely seasonally since 2007, taking the winter off each year and then participating in a limited number (4-6) events spring-fall. I have every reason to believe that his joints are in better condition than average.

VIDEO CLIPS - two very old clips from 2006 when Furio was a four-year-old stallion and three from 2012 that I'm not entirely pleased with as they were filmed just two weeks into me getting back in the saddle after my pregnancy, my balance was very poor, he was easily pulling me out of the tack!


Price subject to increase with training and show experience/ success.