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|Combined training or trail prospect.|
FEB 2013 (7)
Other Color or Markings
$2,850 (US) OBO
Horse Skills, Disciplines, Attributes
Kodiak had 30 starts and was in the top three places 15 times. His last race was 10/2/18. He came to our farm on 12/20/18. He is Retired Racehorse Project eligible in 2020 and would be an excellent candidate for a first time retraining project. His race trainer loved him and took good care of him. He could have continued racing but he did well for her and she wanted him to have a soft landing.
Kodiak is laid back. It is hard to believe he was a race horse. He is willing, able, and interested in learning new things. He responds very well to praise. He began ground work 1/19 and mastered leading over cavellettis, poles, a blue tarp, and a mattress in his first session. After one session I broke my wrist and there he stood until summer.
He is short coupled and nicely built. He sticks at 15.2, give or take a half inch. He has straight legs, good feet, and is sound. He is up to date on shots, deworming, and has had his teeth done twice. He has been Abler ulcer treated but he has not been scoped.
Kodiak is responsive in a French link snaffle. He has nice gaits and will go forward or slowly, depending on your request. He has figured out how to pick his way off-road through downed trees on the trail. He will stand when stopped or while being mounted. He is happy to see his human come into the barn and he would really like his own person. He has been ridden by several different riders and we all liked him. I think he sizes up his rider and adjusts himself accordingly.
Kodiak is RRP 2020 eligible and did not exceed the pre-December ride limit. He was ridden by a barefoot seven year old Amish boy on his second through tenth rides. He has been trail ridden at home and with a group of 13 horses at Malabar Farm. He stood for a month last summer, we pulled him out for a trail ride, and he was the same horse after a month off. He spent the winter at a boarding stable, learning to carry himself on the lunge line and on a loose rein under saddle. He had two dressage lessons and worked hard on rhythm, impulsion, and bending. He is an honest horse and tries to please his rider.
In my humble opinion Kodiak would be a wonderful candidate for those trail obstacle challenge competitions, ranch work, or mounted police horse. Right now he is back on the farm, walking and trotting in the woods, to build up his muscle and topline. He will be a true all-arounder, as he is willing and able to tackle whatever you put in front of him. He looks great in western tack.
His dam sire, Malibu Moon, is known to throw horses with great temperaments, and Kodiak has a great disposition too. These Malibu Moon horses just want to make a person happy! As an RRP horse, this guy would be my first choice for competitive trail!! Eventually he will be able to tackle anything you point him at.
He started back to work December 1, 2019. Message or text for more pictures. There are videos on YouTube of his first dressage lesson, which was pretty slow.
Pedigree for Kodiak Moon
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