Conversationalist is a 4yr old gelding standing 16.1 1/2h tall by the late Unbridled’s Song. He has big bones and solid round feet. He is almost reminiscent of a draft cross when you are looking at him. He is always playing in the field and is happiest when he can find a partner in crime. He is still a bit of a teenage boy flexing his muscles and trying to be top dog. Most of the time he has been informed otherwise in our turnout groups and the slight check in ego is good for him. He loves to be groomed and even seems to enjoy mane pulling which is good because he has some tough hair to pull! CV is always curious and wants to check out what you are doing. When we tack him up free in the stall he constantly has his neck craned around trying to watch and touch you with his nose. He is currently on night turnout, has thus far kept his blanket intact, and does not have any stable vices.
Under saddle, much like in he field, CV is somewhat mischievous. He is quite smart and gets easily bored. If you spend to much time going round in circles he will spice things up with a hop or looking at something. Given this, he really does try and wants to learn and as he is maturing he is really developing into a nice horse. He is light in his front end and has wonderful collection. CV is stiff through his ribcage/midback and I think when this gets worked out his stride will really loosen up to what could be very quality dressage gaits. I am kicking myself because I couldn’t decide who needed the chiropractor the most on her last visit so I did not have him done but now I’m certain he would benefit from an good adjustment. An advanced rider will be able to bring out the best in CV as he matures, though an advanced intermediate with a trainer would not be out of the question. CV will be best suited for flatwork disciplines such as dressage and low level jumping probably up to the 2’6″-2’9″ range.
***Be sure to watch the last half of his free longe video. CV is so smart and loves challenges that he decided to try his hand at trotting/cantering poles which were laying in the arena for fun!