17hh Bay Thoroughbred Gelding
began his training in August 2003 immediatly after being
adopted from the Last Chance Corral in July 2003; he was donated
by Valerie Haller after two attempts to recover him from a bowed
EXPERIENCE – Phenom has been
severly limited in his experiences by my caution for his complete
recovery as well as by several events in my personal life. He
showed extensively in 2004 but took 2005 mostly off while I waited
for a clean ultra-sound on his bowed tendon. I couldn't justify
spending another year jumping 2'3"
with him (beating the pants off of everyone!) when I always have
plenty of other very green horses that could use the experience.
In 2006 I was able to do quite well with him despite moving to
a new farm (where the arena was was not completed until 05/07!).
So far, in 2007 I just have not had the time or money to do that
much riding and showing as we rehabilitate our new-old farm and
prepare to construct a massive addition to our house.
CONFORMATION & MOVEMENT – Fantastic,
big-bodied with a broad chest, slight uphill
build, huge sloping shoulder, well sprung ribs, long muscular
neck, a handsome and inquisitive face, and a kind eye. He has
outstanding leg bone and substance typical of a warmblood. Phenom
is a truly fantastic, eye-catching horse with well defined muscles
and nearly perfect conformation. Phenom grows a naturally long and
thick tail with little maintenance. Phenom is an exceptional mover,
rarely placed lower than third on the flat. He carries himself in
a long and low frame at the walk, trot, and canter though he will
easily travel in a frame when asked. He
has perfect form and technique over fences and is ready to move up
to 3'6" or higher. Phenom is exceptionally talented over fences;
he sees his own take-off, never rubs the rails, never refuses, and
doesn’t care how the jump is decorated. He has plenty of step
and easily gets the strides without picking up pace with his big,
MANNERISIMS – Phenom
is very relaxed and confident, two qualities that make a brilliant
show hunter. He
is incredibly sensitive and responsive, yielding to the slightest
touch or shift in weight. Phenom
performs the same in strange places as he does at home. He
is accustomed to turn out with several 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 loads into
and out of the trailer easily, hauls well, and will tie to the
side. Phenom has a friendly, curious personality; he loves the
company and affection
07/05 – 3rd/ 45 - Last Chance Corral Charity Classic – Showtime
2006 – Champion Low Hunter 2'9"- 3' & Champion
Adult Equitation 3'
2004 – Reserve Champion Very Green & 3rd Beginning Hunter – Showtime
10/04 – Champion Beginning Hunter 2’3” – Showtime
10/04 – Champion Very Green Hunter 2’3” – Showtime
07/04 – 7th/ 30 - Last Chance Corral Charity Classic – Showtime
is a fantastic horse with unlimited potential for hunters. He
has the looks, size, talent, courage, and personality to compete
in any hunter arena. Phenom loves his job as evidenced by his performance
in the show arena, his honesty over fences, and his eager to please
attitude. Phenom loves to perform, he awaits the applause and good
boy at the end of a good course. He is constantly striving to
please me by jumping well and performing his lead changes on time,
a rare quality.
SPECIFICS – full cheek snaffle,
regular bridle with standing
martingale, a regular tree saddle with a 52-54" girth, and
a 82" blanket.
VETERINARY & SOUNDNESS – He
has not been hurt, lame, or ill since his arrival on the farm.
Phenom has been able
to go unshod for years due to his strong, well formed
hooves. His old bowed tendon has never been an issue; please
read the LCC Winter Newsletter Article for more information (link
VIDEO – Phenoms collection
of videos is just a glimpse into his album of training, outstanding
show performances, and unblemished history of soundness.
DVD – Call to reserve a copy
of the next DVD featuring footage of Phenom.
subject to increase with training and show experience/ success.
Please be patient as the video
segments may take a moment to download, especially with older
computers and dial-up connections. Fast, free download for Quicktime video