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OsockaVery serious event prospect.

Sock is a ¾ TB, ¼ draft 4 ½ yo gelding that is a true palomino. This unusually colored gelding will take your breath away – very refined, lovely BIG mover, GORGEOUS head and the sweetest temperament. He is starting his eventing career and he’s everything we thought he would be and more; he won the dressage at his first combined test! The judge raved about his gaits. He has the most perfect front end of any young horse we have ever started and he shows serious ability over fences. He has the gaits a horse will need to compete against warmbloods today and a ground covering stride at the canter that will rival any full TB’s. He has eventing written all over his pedigree with virtually every important TB eventing sire in it. With his 3/4 TB blood, he should be able to go up through the levels as far as his rider wants to take him. Currently 16.1 at 4 ½ , he’ll mature around 16.2 or so. He has a ton of personality and needs a home with someone who wants a true partner. This horse has great things in store for his future. Currently eventing with clean x-country and stadium rounds always! This horse just loves to jump. Currently at Baby Novice, he’ll move up to Novice next month. $16,000.

Update! Sockie pins in his first recognized Novice event! In a very competitive Open Novice division, the cross country of which included 18 fences – some that were on the training level course last year, he finish in sixth place with one rail in stadium and a clean x-country go. This was his third event ever, first time at Novice and first time at recognized. Clearly, he will be an event horse! Thanks to Sarah Shearin for her lovely ride on this talented young horse.

A sincere thank you to Jennifer Shattuck of N.C. We look forward to seeing you at the Carolina Horse Park on him!