This perfect perlino is the product of two phenomenal horses. Both of his parents are tremendously athletic, supremely intelligent, naturally smooth gaited, people-pleasing and just all around wonderful horses. He is EXACTLY what we had hoped to get - a perlino colt to keep as a stallion prospect. We waited patiently while he matured and sent him to Joe London to be started as a coming three year old. We couldn't be more pleased with the results! Midas has become on of my favorite mounts (tied with my beloved Gambler!... (read more)).
Midas inherited his sire's incredible disposition. He has a strong desire to please and that makes him incredibly easy to train and a joy to be around. His common sense and honest approach to everything have made him a tremendous trail horse. He is our three year old son, Gavin's, favorite mount (though he rides on my lap, as he's not quite ready to ride on his own yet.) We ride down busy roads passing barking dogs, motorcycles, tractors, semi trucks, and more and Midas doesn't flinch. He just carries us along as smooth as silk - I couldn't ask for anything more. In the field, Midas follows Gavin around and nuzzles him. Just like his Gambler, he's fascinated by children and knows to be gentle. We have been riding Midas alone and in groups with mares and geldings and he takes excellent care of us. You would hardly know he was a stallion.
Midas has exhibited a head-nodding, 4 beat running walk since day one. He also demonstrates a perfectly timed rack and a true 3-beat canter. He is tremendously athletic and agile. As a foal, he looked like a little reigning horse - spinning, sliding, and cantering around. He has retained that agility and athleticism as an adult horse.
Midas has excellent conformation. He has excellent bone and muscle without being coarse or unrefined. His back is strong and short, enabling him to collect with ease. He has his sire's beautifully arched neck and natural "waterspout arch" to his tail. Midas has a beautiful head with a broad forehead, soft eyes and his sires tapered muzzle with fluted nostrils.
His hooves are as hard and strong as a mustang's, just like his sire's.
We named "Midas" for the mythical king whose touch turned all into gold. Midas is a genetic goldmine (literally!) He has been DNA tested by UC Davis and is homozygous for cream (CrCr) and the agouti (AA.) This means that we can offer a GUARANTEE of a gold (palomino or buckskin) foal from bay, black and chestnut mares.
Black/Bay/Chestnut mares: palomino and buckskin foals.
Smokey Black/Buckskin/Palomino mares: palomino, buckskin, cremello, or perlino foals.
Smokey Cream/Perlino/Cremello mares: cremello or perlino foals.
Midas' bloodlines are a unique blend of working and show lines. On his sire's side he carries the blood of the western working horses from Calvin Miller's ranch on top and the eastern bred old-time show horses on the bottom. Midas' dam boasts industry greats Pride's Generator, The Touch, Ebony's Senator and Another Grey John. Midas' bloodlines are also unique in that he does not trace back to The Pusher C.G. This makes him an EXCELLENT outcross for mares who are heavily Pusher bred.
We are a family owned and operated farm located in scenic Madison County, Virginia. We breed and sell Walking Horses and Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horses. Boarding, Lessons and Guided Trail Rides available.
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