Trust our volunteers who see all the horses — this big guy is one of the nicest sport horse prospects we have listed this year (or any year for that matter)! You can’t beat his pedigree if you are looking for a big sound gelding for eventing or dressage: He is by Verrazano out of a Malibu Moon mare. His trainer says he is “sound as a bell,” and we observed clean tight legs. He gleams with dapples, although on the cloudy day on which we photographed him, they don’t stand out. He has an uphill build with a strong shoulder and good hip angles, and he has such a kind eye. His trainer reports that Mountain Tree is an even-keeled very sensible horse, and an in your pocket people lover who loves mints. He says that Mountain Tree loves to be outside and riding out and about — he rides him all around the stable area and on their farm. Sounds like Mountain Tree would love going cross country or on a hunter pace! He has earned over $100,000 in his 50 start career, but he has yet to finish in the top three in 6 starts this year, so his trainer thinks it is best to let him move on to a new career. For his video, he showed a good push and engagement from behind, and a flowing big step. Mountain Tree’s sire Verrazano — who is by More Than Ready out of a Giant’s Causeway mare — has quickly become a very popular sport horse sire, known for the great brains, easy trainability, and jumping ability of his offspring. Mountain Tree’s dam, Charade, is by Malibu Moon — another coveted sport horse sire — out of a mare from Deputy Minister and Hoist the Flag lines. For those of you who don’t have the huge budget that big young geldings with great sport horse potential usually require, Mountain Tree is offered at an enticing bargain price. He is the perfect age to transition to a new career — physically and mentally mature and ready for a new job.
Contact: Dylan Clarke 352-286-7559 (text or call)
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