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Orfeo is a refined, flashy Veiga PSL stud bred by Gaston Santos, Sr., of Rancho La Jarilla in Mexico with very strong Agareno lines. He was an active bullfighter in Mexico until imported in 2005.
Orfeo has very sound, correct conformation. He is very refined in build yet very baroque with the classic "Veiga head" and square, powerful build. He has a long neck for his short back, an ideal combination for dressage work.... (read more) He does not have "staccato" gaits, rather he has great air time and long, uphill gaits. He is extremely free in his body, especially in his shoulders, having a particularly expressive Spanish walk and a heavenly canter. He has a powerful extension and a very natural piaffe, not to mention a huge, expressive passage. He also overtracks easily at the walk and trot. He has done well in dressage competition, scoring 8s and 8.5s on his lengthenings. He has shown 2nd level with scores in the 60s, and we hope to debut him at 3rd level next spring.
Orfeo has a great work ethic and is extremely trainable, learning new things very quickly with enthusiasm. While he is very playful and has a great sense of humor, he is super gentle and kind and quiet. He is a great trail horse and is good around mares and other horses, even when they invade his space in the arena. He is a perfect lesson horse with his forgiving nature and comfortable gaits. He has shown talent for jumping and has great stamina.
Orfeo passes his excellent topline, exceptionally correct legs, and gentle, sweet temperament, not to mention athleticism evident from the first attempts to stand. Even his cross-bred foals are very true to the traditional Lusitano type, even with very modern thoroughbred-type mares. He also has a very strong propensity to produce chestnut-based foals.
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$250 Booking Fee due before first breeding or semen collection, included in stud fee
Purebred PSLs or PREs: $1200
Partbred and other mares: $950 (foals are eligible for partbred registration with IALHA and and can compete for IALHA annual awards)
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