I don't know enough about thoroughbred research yet to say anything really definitive, but Ellie's addition of pictures is fascinating.
Look familiar? I'm seeing that extreme engagement and uphill movement with head up and ears pricked. It's like my horse in red!
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And I quote: "Brilliant over fences, very balanced, the older he gets the better. Requires a very firm, quiet rider, at this point could not be ridden by someone who wasn't very sure of themselves, not because he's bad but because he requires leadership. "
Huh. It's like they were writing about my horse.
That is one sexy-ass horse.
So is that.
Yeah, try explaining that one to your non-horse friends with a straight face. I can't.
Still. This isn't an action or conformation shot, but I love the way it catches his confidence and soft, intelligent eye. You might also catch a wiff of plain bay...
I'm the farthest thing from a bloodlines guru, but I love looking at where my horse came from and I absolutely believe in learning these names. I find that because Thoroughbreds require live cover, bloodlines tend to be very regional. Thus, the popular sporthorse TB sires on the east coast are pretty inaccessibly to me, but by learning about horses I know and like, I can find lines to follow. :-)