PJ loves his job and he does it well, he is very typey and already quite experienced in the show ring. Shown extensively In Hand Dressage and was ATA HOY Champion in 2009 and 2010 in his age group. He placed well both years on the National USDF list as well. He has his USDF and USEF lifetime numbers and is registered with the American Trakehner Association. Also started showing at Dressage shows and scored a respectable 65.8% at his first show. He hauls easily, is well mannered at shows, ponies off an ATV or out a car window for that matter. Should mature around 15.2-3H (currently standing 15.2). Note the consistent uphillness and engagement from his powerful hind end in both the at liberty as well as under saddle shots. He is going to make someone a very strong Dressage competitor; he could also probably go up to Preliminary Eventing. He is very easy and willing to please and focuses nicely on the task at hand, especially for a young horse. He is very amateur friendly but could easily be a great mount for a professional. Tired of trying to hold together that huge warmblood and you just can't do it? Get the right warmblood horse for your size! Just can't say enough good things about this horse. If you don't seriously consider him you are missing out on a truly special animal who could be your life partner!
His sire Freudenfest was champion of his inspection in Germany and has sired many very successful offpsring. More information on Freudenfest can be seen here: http://www.gestuet-haemelschenburg.de/html/e_freud.html. PJ's dam has a wonderful dressage background and her dam is a full sibling to Multiple National Champion English and Western horses. Video of Persnickety (PJ's Dam) can be seen here: http://www.vimeo.com/27417411.
PJ is a fast learner and has a great mind. He has several months under saddle in professional training as well as lots of time with an amateur rider. The first 2 months he was under saddle he was ridden in many different arenas and with many other horses and commotion and out on the trails crossing water and obstacles and all over the place so he is well rounded. He is elastic and a big mover for his size, easily trained. He is very solid training level Dressage and is schooling higher movements. He recently completed a Passage and Piaffe clinic and has shown a very natural aptitude for doing these upper level movements and is schooling them quite nicely at this stage. Very steady for being a coming 4 year old. Very forward, sensitive to the aids yet easy to ride and just so willing to please. He has been raised in a large pasture situation both by himself and with a herd. He has been in stalls as well. He rides nicely in a group or by himself and would lead or follow on the trails. He has never had any injuries or been sick. If he is by himself in the pasture he comes galloping up to see me, if he is in a group of horses, he brings them up with him and comes right up for attention. I just can't say enough good things about this horse. He has such a wonderful personality and is just so athletic.
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