Monday, March 8, 2010
Canyonleigh Paeon (named after the Greek creator of myths, aka "Pan"/"Pan-i-man")
is now 4 years old. Well grown, he won't be tall (15:2/3) with his naturally 5-gaited dam C.Ariadne being a spunky shorty, but he has some more height from his sire, C. Super Nova (15:3hh) and Sire's sire, Peppermint Valley Commander (16:2hh)
He should have the X-factor, inherited from his dam, through his dam's sire (C. Pride of the Century) and dam's dam, Penny West (Imp.) which means he has the "large heart gene" and stamina Plus!!
Will make a great endurance prospect, but he has lovely dressage paces; nice reach for a medium trot and he readily throws in changes of canter lead in the paddock.
He's been beautifully started under saddle by master breaker Jeremy Janjic (e.g. Caroline Lieutenant's Grand Prix superstar "Victory Salute", Eventing Saddlebred Canyonleigh Sirecho, and Paula Hamood's 4 Year-old Show-jumping Style class winner Bloomsbury's Mai Ssandro, (aka GH Flamboyant)
Yet to test whether he has eye and inclination to jump and follow in the footsteps of his relative Canyonleigh Sirecho, now eventing at 1 Star level in the USA with Kate Chadderton, that's the next 'question' to be answered.
"Pan" is just a sook, a tough 'sweety', waiting to team up with a competition partner-rider.