Affectionate, well-bred Azteca gelding for sale. 100% healthy. He is well started under saddle and is talented enough to be finished in any discipline.
Toronado is a 1/2 Andalusian gelding, double registered with the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association and the Iberian Warmblood Registry. His Sire is the PRE (Pure Raza Espanola) stallion "Donadio H " (Grey), Dam is a palomino quarter horse. Toronado is a very pretty blue/chocolate roan color right now.... (read more) He carries the grey gene, so he will probably grey out as he gets older. You can see pictures of his parents at www.cantewindsfarm.com
Toronado is UTD on vaccinations. He has a negative Coggins from May 2013, and his teeth were floated by the vet in June 2013. His feet have been trimmed regularly. He goes barefoot with no problems.
Toronado was started under saddle, in March 2013 by dressage trainer Dianne Kirk and Spanish trainer David Garcia. He has been in training with Tod Boger (western trainer and colt-starter) since July. He is green broke, goes WTC both directions, backs and stops. He has done a lot of line driving (ground driving), and he has been ridden in both English and Westen Saddles.
Toronado is very athletic. He has inherited great extension and flexibility from his Andalusian sire, and good muscles and agility from his quarter horse dam. He is very quick, and can turn on a dime. I think he would make a great cutting horse or reined cow horse. He has a nice extended trot, and all of his gaits are very smooth and easy to sit. He definitely has the potential to be a dressage horse too. He is very smart and sensitive to his rider's cues.
Toronado is suitable for an experienced, confident rider. He can be very fearful, and needs someone who is used to dealing with reactive horses. He has never kicked or bitten. He is NOT an aggressive horse. He is likes people and is good with other horses. No bad stall habits or vices, but he is sometimes hard to catch.
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