Update O3/22/18: Unfortunately Ivan injured himself while playing with another young gelding. He was immediately taken to Anoka Equine Veterinary Services. Ivan will have a cast on his leg for 3 weeks and require 4 weeks of stall rest. He is expected to make a full recovery and full return to soundness.
Ivan is a beautiful POA cross gelding who was born in mid-May of 2014 and stands 14hh as a 3-year-old. His dam, Sochi, was a 12.3 hand POA (Appaloosa x Shetland) from the 02/2014 Wadena County humane case. Ivan is a very curious and friendly young gelding who is quite athletic. Even though we don’t know who Ivan’s sire is, due to his conformation, size, and athleticism we are guessing he may have been a quarter horse, meaning Ivan may mature taller than his current 14 hands. This extremely handsome and well-built young gelding is not started under saddle yet but he did spend the summer of 2017 in training for our 2017 Promise of the Future training competition with trainer Elizabeth Robins. Ivan and Elizabeth took home Reserve Champion in this competition! You can follow Ivan and Elizabeth’s journey Here!