He is absolutely the epitome of the classy, do-anything TB. I may be locked into "spots" (App), but I've owned and loved TBs, and my favorite Appy had a pedigree that traced to Man O' War (doesn't every horse? LOL) through Hardtack on the maternal side, and to Market Wise on the paternal side. There's nothing like a good TB.
Aww, thanks guys! He's an example of a horse everyone has done right by.
He was allowed to grow and was started very late, then was sold to a sporthorse home as a half sibling has evented to prelim. He was restarted and hacked a lot, taught to jump a bit, and I picked him up as a project. I played around with him jumping, but my heart and talent lies in dressage. My main dressage horse and heart horse, Riley, was injured and retired last year. Ive been leasing a guy going 3rd and 4th, so I drug the TB, Bennie, to all the shows for miles and exposure to sell him. And lo and behold, he's been a star!