Lanzonni is extremely uphill moving with incredible push and power from behind. He has all the suspension and freedom through the shoulder you could wish for! He also loves to jump! I watched this colt free jump a large, 1000 lb compressed alfalfa bale out in the middle of the field, just for FUN!! He jumped it with a wonderful bascule and knees to his nose. He jumped it like it was a 5 foot oxer with a 6 foot spread! He could have easily gone around it, he looked so very proud of himself! It took me a full minute to pick my jaw off the ground! If only I had my camera!
As a breeder I am constantly looking for wonderful stallions to compliment my mares. It is so hard today to find a stallion that has it all! Specialization is the norm now, and in IMO!, conformation and correctness is less scrutinized than it once was. When you do find an overall good athlete with correct conformation and great feet, then size and temperament can become an issue. Now what about bloodlines? Any weak horses in there? Was the dam, grand dam and great grand dam all exceptional as well? Lanzonni, IMO, is the type of colt that would be an asset to the US. He is uphill, free shouldered, powerful, sweet, correct, good feet, loves to jump (and looks to have amazing form and scope) has an exceptional temperament, no weak links in his pedigree, and should mature a solid 16.3 hands!! Add the bonus that his truly amazing sire is getting older (1992) and has NO approved sons! These are the reasons I feel he is truly a stallion prospect!
Video Below of Lanzonni. Pictures taken at a month old and he was still not completely unfolded yet!