Spark is a very charming gelding with big gorgeous eyes and very reminiscent of the the other Indian Charlie offspring that we have had here. They are very intelligent, athletic and love to be in the company of people. Being that smart means that they read people very quickly and are fast learners, which holds true in Spark’s case as well. He has been schooled well at the track with his basic nature leaning more timid or baby-like for his age, so he is happy to walk right behind you or right next to you on the way to turn out, trusting you to be his protector. Those big black water troughs are something to keep an eye on you know! Spark has easy movement, a good brain and is very agreeable to ride as long as his rider knows how young minded horses think because Spark figures his people out quickly and needs direction. He will probably be a willing but cautious partner to start, suitable for most disciplines for an advanced intermediate level rider or up. He is nice to his turn out buddy because his buddy won’t put up with hard play, so Spark would be middle of the herd if in a group. No turn out with mares as he was gelded earlier this year, but is in the barn with mares with no problem. Spark has no vices.
First Spark is by GSW Indian Charlie who finished 3rd in the ’98 KY Derby and earned $616,000. He is by MGSW In Excess who earned 1.7 million in 25 starts, 11-2-3 and out of MGSW Soviet Sojourn, $270,000 in 10 starts, 3-3-3. In Excess is by French trained Siberian Express. First Spark’s dam is by MGSW Dynaformer who won $671,000 in 30 starts and is the sire of Barbaro. Dynaformer is by 3 time champion Roberto and out of MGSW Andover Way, earner of $372,000 in 18 starts, 9-6-2. First Spark’ granddam is by GSP Miswaki, $232,000 in 13 starts, 6-4-1.