Curioso, barn name “Curio,” is a 2019 bay gelding eligible to be registered Holsteiner. He is by the Holsteiner stallion Conway II, who was a 1.4m jumper before an injury ended his competition career. Grandsire is Caretino, who was a 1.6m jumper, and half brother to Casall la Silla.
Curio is out of the Hanoverian mare “For Faith” (For Play (For Pleasure)/Fuerst Gottard/Kalypso). The dam, Faith, brings the bloodlines of Furioso II from both sides of her pedigree.
His expected height at maturity will be 16.2h. He is thoughtful and kind, and loves to be around people. Curio stands tied quietly for grooming, including having his feet handled and bathing. He loads in the trailer and is well behaved while hauling. This gelding is a pleasure to have around and gets nicer every day.
Curio is easy to catch and halter, and has been exposed to all kinds of things including llamas, dogs, bridges, hula hoops, and various small cross country fences in-hand. He adjusts to new things quietly and is very trusting of his humans.
Curio is available at $16,000 firm, price to increase with training. For more information contact Kim at 970-231-9999.
Seller prefers that Curio stay in the Bit of Honey Training program, or buyer can provide references to a similar program. Curio may be stabled at Bit of Honey, or return annually for a minimum one month of training each summer with Kim Leonard. This annual training program continues up to and including starting under saddle at age 4-5 depending on when he is ready. Curio has unlimited potential as an eventer, jumper, or dressage horse, it is imperative that he is brought along properly or breeder will not sell. Special considerations may be made for out of state buyers.
Many more photos and videos are available, including of his dam. Go to: http://bitofhoneytraining.blogspot.com/search/label/Curio