He's Got Charm
(Darn That Alarm - Laughing Place, by Iron Ruler)
Height: 16.2 Hands
Current Location: Southern Beaver County, near Raccoon State Park, PA
Placement Fee: $1200
Charm is a confident, athletic jumper. He is a very strong horse, and he knows it. He needs a confident and experienced rider, but at the same time, one who is soft and understanding. Charm responds well to a soft but assertive hand and leg. He does not do well with a rough hand, and will show you his strength if you try to challenge him.
Charm has very good ground manners; he loads with ease, stands for the farrier and cross-ties for grooming and baths. He will not, however, stand for clippers.; ironic considering Thoroughbreds are clipped so often on the track. We must assume something occurred in his past that caused him to become so fearful. He must be sedated to be clipped; therefore it usually is done with spring and fall shots. I do believe that with some patience and work, he will not need sedation to be clipped. He is fine with a plastic shaver on his whiskers and scissors on his bridle path.
He has not been ridden consistently in the last year, but as you can see by his photos, when he is in shape, his is muscular and majestic. His recent background was as a Jumper. He is VERY athletic and enjoys jumping. He has done some showing but in our opinion, was not in classes challenging enough for him. He is by Darn That Alarm and is true to his daddy’s progeny… he loves to jump and he is good at it. Video is from a Charles Pinnel Clinic a couple of years ago, and as you can clearly see, these jumps are no challenge for him; he clears them with ease. When he is in a frame, he is a gorgeous mover, and therefore would excel at Dressage. Charm has the potential to do anything. He has been on one hunter pace and was taken to a friend’s cross country course just for fun. He did well at both, therefore, with proper introduction and additional training, he could succeed as an Eventer.
English, Jumping (Huge Potential for Dressage and Eventing)
Advanced, Confident Rider
VIDEOS OF CHARM:
Video One - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km5wUXCDTJQ
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