LASSO LA LUNE: 2014 GREY GELDING. REGISTERED AMERICAN WARMBLOOD REGISTRY. SIRED BY THE WESER EMS APPROVED/AMERICAN WARMBLOOD REGISTRY APPROVED LEANDROS (LESANTO/LANDGRAFF) OUT OF THE TRAKENER DAM ZEJALUNA (PALMENHAIN). MEASURES 15.3H AS OF NOV 2018.
BLOODLINES/BACKGROUND: Bred by our partner, Flying Lion Farm, Lasso is registered AWR. His sire, also bred & owned by FLF, LeAndros/LeSanto has a solid history of producing premium foals that move onto successful performance/show careers. Phoebe has successfully competed several of his offspring including Lovin Life FLF, Cleandra FLF & Felicity FLF. Lasso's dam, Zejaluna, was actually a resident at Thornridge during her pregnancy of Lasso!!!! This wonderful mare was leased to one of our young riders at the time. Zejaluna was tricky to get pregnant, so she only had three offspring for FLF: ZejaVu, Shamus FLF & Lasso La Lune FLF. ZejaVu boasts an long yearly list of both Hunter & Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Awards AND has become a top producer of FLF offspring. Shamus was an incredibly talented competition mount for Phoebe, trained thru solid 3rd Lvl with clear FEI potential, and sold in house to an equally talented student -- the pair will be making their show debut in 2019! Our Thornridge Family actually named Lasso!!! We have known him since he was born and have visited him every year in FL, until April 2018, when we hand picked him to join our undersaddle-sales-line-up!
APRIL 2018: Phoebe rode several FLF youngsters, in FL, and picked LASSO to bring back to Thornridge. There was only space for one horse on this trip and Lasso was THE CHOSEN ONE!!! He had been lightly undersaddle since Jan 2018 and was easy W/T/C in an open hay field. Lasso answered all of Phoebe's advanced questions, with ease, and transported back to MD, with ease. Upon arrival to MD, he never put a foot out of place; it was as if he had lived here forever (well, he was actually here while inutero!). His barn manners were perfect -- his ground manners perfect -- his field manners perfect -- his riding easy & ready to blossom!!!
NOVEMBER 2018: We spend a lot of care making sure that our sale horses are ready to move onto their new home -- LASSO HAS MADE OUR JOB EASY!!!! He is not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside. He is a very gentle, kind & loving, old-soul. He is extremely mature and honest to ride and handle. Lasso has 3 quality gaits -- with his canter taking center stage as it is naturally uphill, ground-covering and balanced -- this is the "stamp" of LeAndros/LeSanto. We have given lessons on him, even to very beginner and/or fearful riders, and Lasso takes care of everyone. He adjusts well to all types of riders as he is so honest & safe & loves to please. What a brain! We ride him 4 times weekly: in outdoor arena, in indoor arena, in open grass meadow, on trial walks, over ground poles. He has been recently introduced to stadium jumps and has complete willingness. Lasso is currently competition ready Tr Lvl, schooling elements of 1st & 2nd lvl. To date, all of the LeAndros offspring AND/OR Zejaluna offspring that Thornridge has represented has had smooth sailing in a PPE. We expect the same great outcome for Lasso in a vetting -- he has a history of soundness and health since birth. We would like to place Lasso in a fabulous AA or JR/YR home........he is looking for his lifelong best friend..............
MAY 2019: Lasso went to his first dressage show on May 4th and was an absolute ROCK STAR!!! As we expected, his behavior was exactly the same as it is at home -- fun, honest and reliable in every way. He brought home blues at both Training 2 (68%) and Training 3 (73%)!!!! Currently, Lasso is easily schooling First Level and often has the balance needed for Second Level. He does many Second Level movements with ease. We have officially gotten serious about marketing him for sale so grab this special youngster up while you can.......we must make room for other sale horses to arrive from breeder.