I had heard from some folks in Germany that they were pretty exicted about this young stallion. I was excited to hear that, as I am a big fan of the Embassies as dual-producers. So I made a special effort to see Edward online this past winter during a stallion show.
I was very, very disappointed. He had a lot goin' on up front in trot, and the walk was big, big. Deal-killer: His hindleg was not coming well under in trot, and his his hindleg was not articulating as I would want to see in canter (though he was well under his center of gravity at that gait).
I will also say I'm in the minority - everyone else loved him. So your milage may vary Dennis.
"No matter how cynical I get its just not enough to keep up." Lily Tomlin
Thanks, Kate. I'd forgotten that you'd previously noticed him.
But, hmmmm, what if one had a mare that had a well-articulated hind leg, and a very good walk, and could use a bit more freedom in the front leg, who also was a good jumper . . . . ? And, what if one also was that odd someone who actually LIKED tall chestnuts?