2017 Blue Roan Gelding

           Born:  April 13, 2017

              Reg. # 5835085

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                   VIDEO Roundpen, De-sensitizing, Trailer Loading: Click here

                   VIDEO Under Saddle December 2020:  Click here  


La Vida (i.e., "Live the Life") Blue, "Capone", is a striking bay roan colt that has the genetics, conformation, movement and disposition to match!  We absolutely love this guy!  He has the color, markings, eye appeal, good movement, very trainable with a super disposition.

His sire, VS Code Blue, is one of the best young sires in the the industry today with unmatched Western Pleasure genetics (RL Best Of Sudden X Vital Signs Are Good by Zippos Mr Good Bar) that he is passing on to his foals.  His dam, Graced With Assets (Protect Your Assets X Chips N Ripple by Zips Chocolate Chip), has been our very best producing broodmare and a performer in her own right, having placed in the Top Ten at the 2003 Congress in Open 2 Year-Old Western Pleasure.  Unfortunately, a badly torn cervix has ended her broodmare career and "Capone" will be her last and one of her very best foals.

"Capone" has been handled since birth and has all the basic groundwork, de-sensitizing and round pen activities (see video above).  He is a very quick learner, is, very willing and responsive.  Recently started under saddle by Angela Henry of Henry Show Horses of Pine Village, IN.  For his under saddle progress and performance Angela can be reached at (901) 849-4546.  She has found him to be extremely quiet, very good-minded and wants to  please!  His movement is mesmerizing, soft and elegant; flat-kneed and pretty swinging hock with a natural level head set..  An outstanding All-around Prospect!  A really, really nice gelding!  Stands 15.1 hands at the withers, 15.2 over the hip at 19 months of age; "string" tests 15.3+ hands.

Nominated: NSBA Stallion Incentive Fund; Western Pleasure Super Sires

Pedigree:  Click here for view AQHA Certificate of Registration

Note:  Radiographs last December detected possible navicular lesions.  As a result he was taken out of training and later treated with Osphos in August 2019.  Follow-up radiographs in December revealed that the lesions had been completely resolved in the right front and significant reduction of the lesion in the left navicular also occurred. He has recently been put on a regimen of Isoxopnine and will receive a second administration of Osphos in February.  The prognosis is quite good that the remaining lesion will also be resolved.  Having never shown any lameness at any point he has, therefore, recently resumed training in January 2020. 


Sire:   VS Code Blue (RL Best Of Sudden X Vital Signs Are Good by Zippos Mr Good Bar). AQHA High Point Western Pleasure Stallion and High Point Trail; AQHA High Point Top 10 Western Riding & Performance Halter Stallion; NSBA Reserve World Champion; Superior Western Pleasure & Trail.

Dam:  Graced With Assets (Protect Your Assets X Chips N Ripple by Zips Chocolate Chip).  Top Ten at 2003 Congress in the Open 2 Year-Old Western Pleasure; earned 5 Open Western Pleasure points.  Producer of foals earning 6 Open and 5 Amateur AQHA points and $142.05 earnings in AQHA Incentive Funds.