NUTRON 2014 Chestnut Gelding
Sire: Arkangel (Palladium X Navitra by Ponomarev)
Dam: Nijmegen (*Arpan X Naakita by Pyatigorsk)
Fancy, very nicely marked gelding with 4 white socks, a star and a snip, Nutron will be a standout in the show ring as a Pleasure Horse and is athletic and handy enough for Working Western disciplines or as a Sport or Endurance Horse. Nutron was started under saddle as a three year-old and is being ridden again now, nice temperament, has been ridden out, knows tarps, gates, creeks, cows, traffic,etc.Linebred from the best of the Russian racing bloodlines imported to North America in the seventies and eighties . Nutron carries two lines to the Russian import *Arpan by Kumir through his sire and dam and carries another line to Kann through the Kankan daughter Purga,the dam of El Kasaka by the Russian stakes winner Patron. *Arpan raced on the tracks in Russia and his grand dam Perikola produced Prikhot, the Russian Oaks and Derby winner and record holder for many year
At four he is now starting to grow into the balanced athlete he was meant to be starting with an elegant neck and carriage, fine throatlatch, deep shoulder and ultra long hip which enables him to carry forward the drive from his powerful hocks with precision and grace. He is currently 14:3 and will contimue to grow and mature over the next couple of years.
He was started under saddle last year as a three year old by our trainer Bill Calder, a retired veterinarian whose retirement project is starting young horses for us and a few other farms. Dr. Bill starts them in a round pen for the first few days, then rides out through the fields and neighbours cattle for several hours at a time, challenging them with everything he encounters from ropes, tarps, carrying rattler bottle, gates, creeks, cows (and Tyler Thompson’s bucking bulls!) traffic, bicycles, oil derricks, wildlife, junkyards and anything else he can find. He is comfortable in a snaffle but has been ridden mostly in a rope halter. He ha never been shod but stands well for the farrier for his trims. He loads in a trailer and was trailered with the cowboy horses to Kananaskis Country to move cattle in the mountains a few weeks ago and performed very well with everything new and exciting. He has been back in training this year and has been ridden regularly fotr the past several weeks. Overall he is at least well started. For a serious buyer I will arrange a call from Dr. Bill to answer any questions regarding his training.
He has a neat attitude and demeanor, easy to work with, looks for guidance and then just goes ahead and does it. I have never understood the usefullness of the 1-10 personality rating which I think is a simplified answer to a complicated question but I think Nutron will get along with just about anyone and do a good job.
We do not have a video at this time but would be happy to provide one for a serious buyer, especially one from a distance. The pictures we have posted (and I have more) are from a few weeks ago and I think show the quality of the horse.
In the interest of full disclosure he has some scar tissue on the outside of his right rear fetlock from a pasture injury a year ago. I have had X-rays taken of the fetlock and will provide them to a serious buyer or I will arrange a call from my veterinarian to confirm that it is a blemish and in no way will interfere with performance or his longevity as a performance horse.
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