Secondary Breed: Percheron/Thoroughbred
Mature Height: 16.2
Primary Discipline: Hunter/Jumper
Secondary Discipline: Eventing
3rd Discipline: Fox Hunting
Training Level: Over 90 days - Well Trained
AWS Eligibile 3/4TB 1/4 Percheron gelding by 17H TB, High Five Guy (By Bertrando) out of Cancade's Eddy, TB/Percheron mare bred by Cancade Sport Horses, (Top Canadian breeders of Rolex Competitors as well as Hunter Breeding Champions). Caliber should mature to 16.2H and mature to be an excellent prospect for the Hunters, Eventing as well as a great prospect for chasing Coyote or Fox.
3/30/17 update: High Caliber has been in training with Sara Davis, SDEventing for the last 60 days. He is an incredibly talented event prospect. He is a very naturally balanced horse with a can do, uber agreable attitude, his conformation makes it easy for him to use himself and he has a ton of scope. He spent the fall hacking out, in preparation for fox hunting and so would also make a crackerjack staff horse. We plan to take him to the Deep Run Hunter Trails on April 15, 2017.
1/28/17 update: High Caliber is a very personable, athletic, forward moving gelding who is relatively laid back and uncomplicated. He is a 3/4 TB Sport Horse so a great choice for a competitive fit advanced beginner - intermediate rider. He has grown and filled in quite a bit since these photos which are a year old. If someone has a serious interest we will take new pics and video - but normally we wait for spring to do this. Like all of our horses he has been raised and trained 100% by professionals and has no vices. He is good for the farrier, stands quietly in cross ties, stands tied for hours, stands quietly when riding out, rides alone and in-company is self loading in a trailer and is desensitized to hounds, traffic, machinery, flags, tarps and much more. Great mind on this nice athletic horse - will make an incredible first or second flight hunter or mid-upper level eventer. Moves beautifully!
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2/22/16 update: Nice friendly gelding - beautiful mover, sensible, can be ridden by a wide range of skill levels.
9/22/15 update: What a friendly, easygoing fellow. Starting to frame in the arena and hacking out beautifully. Moves beautifully.
7/21/15 update: Settinging in nicely. This gelding is a LOVELY mover. Every single rider or trainer who has seen or ridden him has remarked about his movement. He is a very refined type and would make an A show hunter, upper level dressage or event prospect. He stands quietly for mounting, hacks out alone or in company, trailers flawlessly, schools in noisy indoors, busy outdoors and is well socialized to large or small mixed gender groups and is accustomed to both outdoor living as well as living in a busy boarding barn environment. He is Uber sound, tracks up 100% and has a great mind. Super sport horse, quality gelding.
7/11/15 update: Nice refined gelding who moves beautifully. We have raised and trained appr. 10 of his siblings, and High Caliber really is one if not the most refined and athletic of the family. His sibs are currently hunting with: Windy Hollow Hunt, Radnor Hunt, Stonewall Hounds, and Grand Canyon Hounds. Other sibs still available for sale are Dancing with the Stars, Honor the Line, and Touch the Sky... These are the last of the line as High Five Guy was euthanized last winter and the breeder sold off his broodmares, we have the last remaining broodmare, Early Star as well as her son Jester and daughter, VSH Daimond Cara.
6/26/15 update: Riding w,t,c and hacking out.
3/6/2015 update: High Calaiber has had about 3 rides so far and is doing great.
12/1/14 update: Arrived in Virginia about two weeks ago after spending 2 weeks at a training facility where he received ground work, was saddled and ponied. He is gelded and no wolf teeth were present at time of gelding. He is ELIGIBLE to be registered with the AWS at the purchaser's expense, below is the pedigree info required to do so. He is microchipped and the microchip# is: 985170002923299.