Breed: Dutch Harness Horse
Secondary Breed: Clydesdale/Hackney
Color: Black and White Sabino
Mature Height: 16
Primary Discipline: Dressage
Secondary Discipline: Eventing
3rd Discipline: Hunter/Jumper
4th Discipline: Jumper
5th Discipline: Driving
Training Level: Over 90 days - Well Trained
Sired by the celebrated Dutch Harness Horse, Apollo, and out of our (former) Black Clyde/Hackney Mare, Devana, this young gelding currently standing appr 16H, is string tested to mature 16.3-17H. Apollo is 100% correct and sound, travels straight, tracks up 100%, moves uphill with freedom through the shoulder. He is a true Black with 4 white stockings and a blaze - all the right chrome. Apollo was purchased directly from the breeder in September of 2014 , received a 2 week start in harness, followed by professional training. Every ride that he has received has been by a professional trainer/rider. Apollo is a quality upper level prospect who moves with a free shoulder, has wonderful self carraige, an uphill canter, tracks up beautifully and can engage and elevate his spine from poll to dock. He is a statuesque horse who exudes presence. Far more impressive in person.
1/7/16 update: Just returned from a refresher course in dressage fundamentals. Framing up at the trot and canter on 8 and 20 meter circles. He is just stunning. This gelding screams dressage, has a ton of suspension, gorgeous neck and a lovely topline.
We have had terrible weather so I just shot this last week to get something up there:
10/8/14 update: Apollo has had 60 days of professional training and now has the fundamentals to begin a partnership in dressage. He is riding walk, trot, and canter in the arena and trail riding. He trots 20m circles in a frame or on a loose rein and is learning to leg yield. His trot is very adjustable.