Description: Machado was foaled
on 05/19/2008. He is a friendly and confident solid chestnut colt with very good size and bone, but not heavy. What
he lacks in flash he makes up for in good looks, fantastic sport horse type and personality. He is well muscled with powerful
hindquarters and a strong shoulder. Born with wonderfully straight and correct legs/feet. His feet are so
good that he should never require shoes. He is sound and surefooted. He is a powerful mover and should draw
a lot of attention in the dressage arena. Machado ranks mid-way in the herd hierarchy and is generally a very quiet
gelding. He is sensible and we've found that he loves children, just like his sire.
Under saddle - Machado is going Walk/Trot and starting to canter under saddle
(very rainy winter). He has not been jumped. He is a big boy (rider pictured is tall - 5'10"). So quiet,
he is a breeze to work with. With his breeding, conformation, movement and confident personality we expect this
young gelding to be an outstanding dressage prospect for an advanced beginner working regularly with a trainer (because he
is green) or an intermediate rider experienced with bringing horses along.
Cross ties, bathes, clips, trailers, trims, and stands nicely for the horse vacuum, vaccinations,
deworming, etc. No vices whatsoever. Born and raised at ASH, Machado has had top notch care and handling. No injuries,
no lameness, no illness. Machado is a gem.
Translation: We understand
that less experienced riders and even non-horsey parents look for horses for their children and aren't completely familiar
with "horse lingo" so we offer this summary to help you. Machado has incredible potential but he is "green"
and therefore not ready for a beginner. He is also not ready for the show ring. Although he is very quiet he is also
a big, powerful mover and requires an experienced rider in good riding condition and balanced in the saddle. Machado
is not a flat mover so he would not be a good "Hunter" or English equitation horse. He naturally transitions
down to a walk if his rider begins to lean forward or becomes unbalanced. Machado has potential as an upper level
2012- Machado began his groundwork but was turned back out to pasture when he had
a 2" growth spurt. We let him grow and even out again before getting back to his groundwork.
2013 - Machado started back to his groundwork and was lightly started under saddle using
natural horsemanship techniques. He has worked very lightly in 2013 as he was still filling out.
2014 - Machado has been working WTC as the brutal 2014 winter weather allows which
is in training and has super potential at the upper levels. He is Offered For
Sale. Please inquire about his current price and tell us what you are looking for in your next horse.