If you are looking for a young, athletic dressage partner that has the talent to go up through the levels but lacks the hothead crazy, "Smudge" is for you. This 4 year-old gelding is an excellent Adult Amateur mount that is consistently fun to ride, wants to please his person, and has a great work ethic. He stands a little over 16.3h with a nicely developing topline and has three good gaits. His large, expressive trot and ground-covering canter are easy to ride and his walk is going to score you 9s. He has been under saddle for close to a year - no buck, no spook, no fuss - started with a strong focus on the foundations of connection and forward throughness.