Horses | Willie

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For Willie is a 2010 imported Dutch warmblood gelding by For Compliment out of a Sandro Hit/Donner Hall mare.  He was purchased as a two year old from DG Bar Ranch in Hanford, CA. I bought Willie to bring along as my next dressage partner.  Willie is the first purpose-bred dressage horse I’ve owned and I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful horse.  Willie is, first and foremost, a big clown who is currently unaware that I have big dreams for him and so is content to beg for sugar cubes (which he ‘smiles’ for).  His character is incredible and so far (fingers crossed) he’s been pretty unflappable.  This spring Willie began his show career and has been proving himself to be a total joy to work with.  So far he has shown training level --with a high score of 79.2%-- and as the summer progresses we are hoping to dabble at first.