What do you think about his movement?
It’s really exaggerated with a lot of suspension. That’s the trend nowadays though. It’s a bit different from other big movers we’ve seen before in that his hind legs have a lot of movement and it’s not just the front end moving big, high, and/or large. A lot of hock action.
Not my cup of tea, nor is it a mover that I’d like to ride. I’ll leave that to the pros!
What do you think about his hind end conformation?
Sometimes his hind legs look a bit straight to me.
How do you think this type of stallion will fair under saddle?
With the right rider, I think could do well and appeal to the current desire for big movers. If he’s trainable (brainwise), he might have a decent career.
No idea how he will hold up to undersaddle work. That big movement and sometimes the hypermobility that comes along with it, can come at a price. The upper levels of dressage are very demanding. If a horse with his movement can hold up to that, then I’ll be impressed.
Really, the best outlook for this horse is with the right trainer and/or rider. As with many horses.
While he’s not my type (I’ve gone Iberian, so there’s that), he is a nice horse. I have very mixed feelings on the movement and how much emphasis we put on that nowadays. I wish it weren’t soo important and think that some people are truly blinded by it.
He’d be an interesting one to follow.