THE two Solario Racing yearlings have both been backed and ridden away this week but in the Brazilian style!
I was at Bottisham Heath Stud in Newmarket this morning to see both the Masar and the Mohaather colts being ridden and I was truly amazed at what I saw. The youngsters were confident, loved what they were doing and looked very professional so soon after being broken in.
Yes, some of the methods and techniques are similar to traditional western ways of breaking in racehorses. So, they’re lunged and tack is gradually introduced and they’re also long-reined but once they’ve been ridden in the stable, they’re soon out being ridden on the gallops or in a field. So, for example, the traditional figures of eight often performed in an indoor school get by-passed and the Brazilian way is to instill confidence in the yearlings by getting them to be ridden outdoors as soon as possible.
The Mohaather colt out of a Rip Van Winkle mare was backed earlier in the week and I saw him going out on the gallops under Lemos de Souza with a small string of yearlings. He looked to be thoroughly enjoying himself and looks to be an early type, ie around May over 6f. He’s available in 1/12th shares.
The Masar, a stunning rangy chesnut colt out of a dual-winning Hurricane Run mare, had been sat on yesterday but today after being ridden in his box and then the lunge pen went out into a field to be ridden with lead horse, The Greatest Showman. I couldn’t believe what I saw!
He walked, trotted and cantered on both reins and if one didn’t know better, one would have been hard put to spot which was the yearling and which the older horse! The Masar moved with great fluency and confidence and looks a natural. He’s available in 1/4 shares.
To arrange a private viewing of the yearlings, please call Simon Double on 01442 877 597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.