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Pedigree (Pleasantly Perfect) He has arrived, pic included

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  • Pedigree (Pleasantly Perfect) He has arrived, pic included

    I know this gelding's owner and have seen pictures as a two year old. Conformation looked great for eventing. I joked with the owner that he looked better suited for my sport than his. He raced a couple of times but isn't showing much speed. Owner says he is a lover but he was already gelded (not sure when they normally geld on the track).

    I've heard Pleasantly Perfect babies can be challenging. I'm hoping Mocha Brown would bring some moderation to the mix. Does anybody have experience with High Yield? Storm Cat perhaps influenced by Forty Niner down the dam side? Can anybody speak to soundness in the pedigree?

    I'm a training level/prelim rider so a little sas is fine but should also be fun.

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    Last edited by melula; Jul. 17, 2017, 12:10 PM.

  • #2
    I have owned and competed several Pleasant Colony horses. I love every one of them. They have so much try and are brave, tough animals. I notice they tend to have good bone and personality to spare. They may take a little bit to win over but are devoted partners once you do. Also, they have all been excellent jumpers with tons of heart. Nice movers with a bit of work - but jumping was always the forte I felt they excelled in of the two. I always look for PC in my pedigrees because of these experiences.


    • Original Poster

      Thanks. I needed the reassurance.


      • #4
        The Pleasant line has been popular for Hunters, doesnt refelect specific Eventing potential but you gotta start with a good, willing mind, most of these I've been aware of excel in that department as well as good size and proper build for sport.
        When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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        • #5
          I am not sure what you heard about Pleasantly Perfect progeny, but Pleasantly Perfect was a lovely horse.
          i was on the backside for the BC at Lonestar and he was so well behaved with all the crowds.
          I saw him several times at Lanes End( before he was sold to Turkey) and he was very calm and mannerly,every time.
          He was a late maturing horse who did his best running later.


          • #6
            Originally posted by melula View Post
            Thanks. I needed the reassurance.
            You can't go wrong when you see PC. But that is the way I feel. Of course is the horse is a wreck... well then PC will not overcome bad conformation or a terrible brain!


            • Original Poster

              He arrived Saturday. Seems super relaxed and sweet. I could not be more excited!


              • #8
                Congratulations on your new horse!


                • #9
                  He's a handsome boy! Congratulations! Let us know how he works out for you.


                  • #10
                    I have a Pleasantly Perfect gelding out of a Smart Strike mare, and he has been terrific to bring along. Your boy looks lovely.


                    • #11
                      Congratulations! He looks lovely <3
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                      • #12
                        melula any updates on your handsome man? New pictures?


                        • Original Poster

                          I've been so impressed with this horse! He is 4 years old now and has an amazing brain. We haven't jumped very much, but he hasn't refused anything (ditches, banks, water). He has the start of a leg yield and shoulder in (4 strides or so). We're working on lead changes over raised cavaletti.

                          He is adjustable like nobody's business. We keep poles set at a 5 stride distance on sides of the stadium arena. He is happy to do it in 4 or 8.

                          I was a little nervous to take him. Apparently he was a total rogue in the paddock before his third and final race. When I turned him out at the farm, he just hid from everybody on the backside of a hill as if he was afraid we'd find him and stick him back in a stall. A year later, he is confident and lovely. I think he will be in my barn for a long time.

                          Need to get some pictures!


                          • #14
                            That is so exciting! congrats! We now MUST see more pictures of this pretty boy.


                            • #15
                              melula thank you for the update. So tickled to hear you have found him to be a delight. I could never turn down a Pleasant Colony myself. Please do share pictures when you can.


                              • #16
                                Looks like a handsome man!

                                I need to remember to read the date on thread since I didn’t realize it was from last year and was about to question doing that much jumping and flat work with a horse that came off the track a couple weeks ago! Lol

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                                • Original Poster

                                  Need to work on his bascule, but its nothing that strength, gymnastics, and a little bigger fence won't fix.
                                  Last edited by melula; Sep. 4, 2018, 01:32 PM.


                                  • #18
                                    Mine was awesome. A little dense as a 3 year old (kick ride his whole life) but he was certainly wonderful and never heard to win over.

                                    Pleasant horses win the dressage.
                                    And yes, all the ones I have seen have been very great hunters.

                                    He always one the dressage. He was big and fast XC as long as I didn't stop kicking. And he jumped. For sure.

                                    Mine was sold from Prelim into the hunters. He would always place in the hack. He was shown in the national derbies and as high as 3'6" with circuit champ wins.
                                    Wins with the pros and his Am owner.

                                    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by melula View Post
                                      Need to work on his bascule, but its nothing that strength, gymnastics, and a little bigger fence won't fix.
                                      Melula he is lovely! Congrats!


                                      • #20
                                        melula thank you for sharing; I love to see the PC babies doing what they do so well! Congratulations to you on your successful choice. It looks like you two are a fantastic pair!