Let's try something new, we had imported and sold this great boy as a 4 year old, here is his "old" sales text, let's see how he developed, shall we?!
Recently imported, Calvin moves with a lot of knee action, which is typical for his bloodlines and heritage. His gaits, especially the walk and canter are outstanding, he is always VERY uphill, he has tons of airtime and while you canter you have the feeling you are jumping over a small jump with every single movement. You will barley ever see a canter as uphill and big, this is definite FEI quality.
His work ethic is perfect, he is very willing and already safe. We think he will still grow a little and finish somewhere around 17 hands. He does not spook nor does he have any vices. I can ride him with yearlings running around free next to us and sometimes in the same riding arena, they buck and make nonsense and Calvin doesn't even blink an eye. He does not mind all the noise from the neighbors, with four wheelers, mowers or kids playing in the yard. He is just doing his job and tries to please me every day. He is very forward as I work him and very calm and easy if you want to ride him around the property on the buckle.
He is the perfect match for a timid rider as he never makes any nonsense and he is definitely the quality that will bring an amateur or professional all the way up the levels.
He is a show stopper, judges will love him!
Piaffe and passage will come naturally to him, he has a very active hind leg in addition to a lot of freedom in the shoulder and the energy to do it all.
This one is born to move in the big ring and compete with the best. He stands very quiet to get tacked up, baths and loads perfect. He is stunning to look at and as well mannered as he is, he'll be on the fast track into your heart.
And here is the new sales text (2012), from his mom of all these years, and us:
Calvin HW, 4th level/PSG!
CalvinHW is a super fancy gelding with outstanding movement. He is modern type with elegant uphill build.
He's sensitive to the seat and aids but NOT spooky!
He is forward and tries hard to please his rider every time.
Imported from Germany as a four-year old, he briefly competed in FEI young horse classes scoring in 70's with 'O" judge.
He is currently schooling 4th/PSG with tempi changes, working pirouettes and expressive extensions.
He has definite talent for FEI to Grand Prix. He is an excellent YR or Amateur horse. Calvin HW is very safe under saddle and the perfect gentleman on the ground. Stands for farrier, vet and simply walks on the trailer. He has no vices and is a really sweet boy.
X-rays on file.
Please contact Irene: Irene@HWfarm.com
239-772-7722 (ask for Irene, managing member of Horse Sales LLC)
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reference videos, showing him as a 4 year old, after his import to the US: