“Massie,” as we call him, is a grey Arabian gelding foaled in 2012. He came from the famous Michael Byatt stables near Houston, Texas, known for breeding quality Arabian horses. Massie is unusually tall for an Arabian at 15.3 hands, which makes him a great prospect for endurance, dressage, and sport horse disciplines.
Massie is a very calm horse with a willing demeanor. He is easy to handle, and loads, shoes, and stands tied. He has 45 days of intensive “down under” ground training and knows to yield his hindquarters, cross over, yield to pressure, and is well de-sensitized. He has over 30 days of riding on him, and he’s been taught to cross bridges, have a rope swung over his head, cross water, and yield to leg pressure. He has a beautiful gait and is a pleasure to ride. Of course, he stands quietly for the farrier and loads easily.
Our trainer, Justin Clark, is a very experienced horseman who is employed as the “pool rider” for a western Colorado cattlemen’s association. He rides 20-30 miles a day, overseeing 2,500 cattle in high mountain terrain, complete with bears, mountain lions, raging streams, and bogs. Justin is particularly fond of Massie’s calm demeanor, high intelligence and willing attitude and gives the colt high marks for trainability, easy comfortable gait, and sound conformation. Our apprentice, Ashley Hansen, loves his floating trot, and sees a future for him in sport horse disciplines because he likes to jump. If Massie has a choice of crossing over a log or jumping, he’ll jump. With his height, he should find a real talent as a jumper. We’ve been riding Massie in the high country at over 9,000 feet, and we’re impressed with his quiet mind and ability to take on a challenge. We’ve cantered him down logging roads with all kinds of downed timber and spooky-looking rocks, and he doesn’t falter. You can ride away from other horses and he doesn’t blink.
Massimiliano was sired by the famous grey Arabian Audacious PS, whose get have produced 1,400 show points in Sport Horse, Working Cow Horse, Hunter Pleasure, Sport Horse Under Saddle, Equitation, and Endurance classes, among others. Audacious is known as a particularly handsome, tall, graceful horse with classic Arabian good looks and flowing movement.
Show record highlights for Audacious:
1995 US National Top Ten Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Colt
1997 US Reserve National Champion Futurity Colt
1999 Buckeye Sweepstakes 1st Place
1999 Region 8 Champion Stallion
2001 Region 5 Champion Stallion
2009 Scottsdale Reserve Champion 8 Years & Over Stallion
2010 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Breeding, 8 Years & Over Stallion
Massimiliano’s dam, MAJALINA was named junior champion in her only show competition. She is a full sister to Canadian Top Ten Two Year Old Filly MAJOLICAA. MAJALINA is by U.S. and Canadian Reserve National Champion Futurity Colt and U.S. and Canadian Top Ten Junior Stallion *BESSON CAROL. *BESSON CAROL has sired National Champions in halter, western pleasure and dressage in North America as well as World Gold Champion Stallion FADI AL SHAQAB. *BESSON CAROL daughters have produced World and National Champions in halter and National Champions in western pleasure.
MAJALINA's ancestry is linebred to U.S. and Canadian National Champion Stallion and National Champion sire ALI JAMAAL, one of the most influential stallions worldwide in the pedigrees of halter winners. Both her sire and dam trace to him in sire line. MAJALINA's dam MAJALIS is one of the top producing daughters of ALI JAMAAL with 8 champions including 6 National winners. Three of her National winning offspring are by *MARWAN AL SHAQAB and she is also the dam of National Champion Working Hunter and Hunter Hack RIVERR DANCE+/. MAJALIS is a full sister to multiple National Champion halter LAAMAJ++ and a 3/4 sister to Top Ten Stallion and Hunt Pleasure STAR INTENTION.