How many of ya'll have Sempatico babies actaully undersaddle? I have had my girl at the trainers and progress has been very sloowww. She is highly sensitive. Another issue is that when in heat she is impossible to work, if you touch her she squats and pees and that's it. I have to wonder if this comes from the Sempatico side as I own both dam and granddam and both are pretty much polar opposite. I am also exclusively a mare owner and have never had an issue where the mare simply won't work due to being in heat. Just wondering how the progress of anyone else's foals are doing?
I have had several Sempatico foals...one of the oldest is at the trainers now. I started her ground driving in the late spring, and she has been at the trainers since Sept 1st/09 Doing walk/trot after three days there. She is 1/2 Tb so I expected her to be hot....! Not much fuss, he, the trainer got on her after two days of getting used to the indoor and a big training/show barn....
Actually she is rather too smart, one has to be careful about just what she learns...sigh...but takes most things in her stride.
We free jumped her at home about three times...2'3 max....Really good to work with, smart, not scared of blue tarps, straw bales, white ground poles...and really catty when she made a mistake. Tight knees...you can see her thinking!
You have to realy watch to see when she is in heat.....nothing overt.
My yearling Sempatio filly is a tad more 'looky' but really willing to learn too, looks a bit at ground poles but then walks right on over.....her dam is totally mellow.
The Sempatico nursing foal filly from this year is a pocket pony, full warmblood, dam is Swedish. Will maybe be a tad stubborn, but too early to tell yet.
All different, but all are thinkers, and not frantic types at all.
We have a long two year old and I would agree that I doubt it's coming from the Sempatico part of the equation. I'm not a big color fan, but this guy really is spectacular! Easy, easy, easy. Unflappable, people oriented and does everything you ask of him without any muss or fuss. And on top of it all, he is a spectacular mover !