Satchmo is a purebred Connemara gelding. Kind, willing and eager to please, he has a great foundation and is ready to further his training in dressage, eventing or foxhunting.
He is a great mover with a floaty trot and an exceptionally balanced canter. He has a powerful jump and is showing a natural aptitude and desire for work over fences. He is jumping small stadium and cross-country courses. Easy to steer, stays straight and his canter cadence never changes. Has done small ditches, banks and water. Very brave, not spooky.
He trail rides alone or in a group. Has already been through the foxhunting club's kennels, and was unfazed by all of the hounds barking.
Satch is a very unique Connemara, a one of a kind! The only son of eventing pony, Luray, by Ballywhim An Luan (Rocky) and out of Gately's Darling Dara (Balius Rhyddspence). His grandsire, Ballywhim An Luan competed through Prix St George in dressage, and the Preliminary level in eventing. 'Louie' has sired quite a few dressage horses and ponies, and is also the sire of Ganymede, 14.1 hd halfbred Connemara mare that competed successfully through Intermediate.
Hideaway's Legacy, 'Louie's' dam, comes from the same lines as the famous Hideaway's Erin Go Bragh, a family of ponies packed with athleticism and jump.
Satchmo's damline also holds top performance ponies, as she is the granddaughter of Grange Finn Sparrow. A prepotent sire of superior jumping ponies, Grange sired no less than seven Advanced level eventers, and numerous Prelim-Int horses/ponies.
Satchmo holds loads of potential not only in pedigree, but in movement, conformation and temperament.
His unusual coloring is an added bonus!
Video schooling xc fences: