Bucati has an incredibly smooth canter. He is a tall, solid bay gelding that will make a nice Jumper/Eventer/Dressage, Show Horse or Fox Hunter.
9/22/14 update: Bucati just finished another week of training with Jessie Lohr at Swift Creek in Manakin. In addition to honing his arena skills, he was hacked out extensively both alone and in groups. The week was capped off with a Hunter Pace.
Here is a link to an album from the show
Here is a link to an album of pics on facebook
7/18/14 update: Bucati has just had a week of dressage training. here is the video shot during the last session.
12/28/13 update: Just returned from a month with top eventer, Liz Stewart in Radnor Hunt Country. Hacking out beautifully and jumping xcty courses. Some winter coat pics are below:
circa 11/01/13: Here's a funny story about mistaken identity and this fellow: We had a visit from the breeder who stood High Five Guy for the last few years and who bred many of our horses such as Benicio, Birch, Hell or High Waters, Snowman, Major, Caelon etc. He traveled appr 2K miles with his wife for a fall vacation and to deliver Jimmy G, Dancing with the Stars, and Callahan. Since we purchase most of these horses as yearlings and raise and train them, we thought that it might be interesting for him to see the raw potential of one of his horses, Benecio. Benicio's rider pulled him from pasture, mistakenly pulling Bucati instead and tacked him, while tacking, the breeder kept remarking that he didnt remember any white on the lower pastern, but we assured him that it was Benecio and proceeded to the arena where we set up a cross rail. "Benicio" (Bucati) acted as if he had never seen a rail before, but jumped it nicely, on to the cross country course, where he jumped the entire course it was only after he balked at the tire jump the SECOND time through, that my rider asked "are we sure that this is Benicio?', I assured her that it was and he continued and I filmed the video that you see below. It was only after viewing the video several times that we finally realized that it was BUCATI who had jumped a cross country course only moments after seeing a cross rail for the first time... Enjoy the video labeled Benicio. Sprinked with conformation shots of Benicio (no white on legs) , the horse with a touch of white on the left rear and doing all of the jumping is Bucati.
10/15/13 update: This fellow is really coming along. He was imported last February, went out for 30 days of professional training, followed by 6 weeks in training here on the farm. Since that he has back on the farm for trail riding, hunt prep, and introduced to cross country jumping.