One of the kindest horses that you will meet and a horse people love to be around, Berra had been with only one owner prior to coming to us, so he has been a little lost being away from the life he knew. He is desperate to have his one person again because he is definitely not a brave horse on his own. Walk in his stall and he will warily watch your every move, but if you quietly groom him he will lean against you with eyes half shut happy for the attention. That translates under saddle as well. As long as the rider patiently explains what they want him to do, he will sort it out and try hard without becoming worried he is wrong. Bottom line is his person is his protector. We have been taking it slowly with him so he has the chance to be completely comfortable with one lesson before moving on to the next, so he is just walking and trotting under saddle right now. Berra has the movement to be a nice Dressage horse and that would probably be the best discipline for him. He is not for a less experienced rider at this time and he has no vices. Since he is so quiet he makes a good baby sitter to other quiet horses in turn out, but he can handle himself with a pesky horse, he just doesn’t prefer it.
Berra is by SW Yankee Gentleman who had 10 starts, 4-1-0 and earned $202,000 and out of Positively Wild with 34 starts, 2-4-7 and earned $138,000. Yankee Gentleman is by Storm Cat and out of Key Phrase who is by MGSW Flying Pastor who won 1.1 million in 27 starts. Positively Wild is by MGSW Wild Again, Breeder’s Cup Classic winner and earner of 2.2 million. He is by MGSW Icecapade and out of MSW Bushel-n-Peck. Positively Wild’s dam is by Affirmed and out of MGSW Do So.