Abrogado is a handsome horse. He is quiet and sensible with an athletic upright build that usually indicates jumping apptitude. He has nice clean straight legs and good feet. He was started on Oct 29, 2010 by Kenny Harlow Certified Trainer, Tara Jones, in the Trainers Challenge during the Virginia Equine Extravaganza. In just 3 hours time, Tara was able to saddle and ride Abrogado at the wal, trot and canter, and finished most of the obstacle course under saddle before time was called. Tara did a fantastic job with this horse in just 3 hours time. I am certain that he would have been doing that entire obstacle course, been bitted, giving to the bit and ridden had she had 4 hours to work with him. Its says a lot about BOTH the horse and the trainer when they can get that far in that short period of time with judges, rules and a live aduience. Bravo Tara!
2/5/11 update: Abrogado returned from 30 days professional training under saddle just yesterday. The trainer who has trained appr. 30 of my horses in the past 6 months said that Abrogado was the easiest horse that I have sent him so far. He rides quietly and has very fluid smooth gaits. Would work well in the hunter ring and is a quiet and sensible trail horse. He will enter our regular riding rotation in the arena on Monday as well as our hunt horse fast track trail riding rotation starting on Wednesday.
8/02/09 update: Just got back from our SC farm where Abrogado is being raised along with our yearlings and 09 crop. I had requests for updated photos from 2 customers for this guy and he was pastured with 25 others on a 132 acre pasture.
I'm never 100% sure that I'll be able to catch and halter any young horse turned out to pasture in a group of 25 horses, but he came up, stood still while I haltered him and let me lead him out of the pasture. We trimmed his mane with scissors and he stood perfectly still even as I trimmed his bridle path. He was gelded in May of this year and that has healed up beautifully. He is pictured with his caretaker who is 6' tall to give an idea of size.