Alphonse “Fonz” is a sweet, fancy, and flashy 5 year old who is ready to start his second career! Fonz shows strong potential as a hunter or dressage partner, as he has a warmblood build with three eye-catching and floaty gaits. Fonz is currently solid at the walk, trot, and canter, and is working on the basics of correct bend and leg yields. He has a strong natural sense of balance in all gaits, and has explored some work with walk/trot over ground poles. Currently, he does need an advanced rider or strong intermediate rider working with a professional trainer, as Fonz is still learning how to manage his body and legs. His large, bouncy stride may be intimidating for a young or inexperienced rider.
On the ground Fonz is beyond sweet and loving, with an absolute puppy dog personality. He stands well in the crossties and loves to be groomed and pampered. Fonz loves getting baths and showers and even takes drinks from the hose! He is easy and fun to work with on the ground; however, he still does need reminders that he is not a lap dog. Fonz is also polite and well-mannered on the lounge line.
– 17.1, warmblood-type build
– Large, floating gaits– will get noticed in dressage or hunter rings
– Solid walk, trot, canter,but requires advanced rider or strong intermediate + professional trainer
– Excellent on the ground; still learning some ground manners and spatial awareness
– Projected to be most suitable for dressage or hunters, but NOT yet started over fences
***Rider is 5’3″, 115lbs***