Friday, October 26, 2012

The Stallion Station Sosath of Gerd and Inga Sosath is situated near the shipbuilding town of Lemwerder, Germany. We arrived in the morning while a half dozen riders, including Gerd on Landor S, were excercising. They walk the horses for ten minutes after their excercise, and this is "office time" for Gerd. He pulls out his cell phone and multi tasks during the cool down. We had recently seen him at the Hanoverian Gala, narrating a demonstration of top jumpers via a microphone headset, grinning each time his Grand Prix jumper, Catoki, gave a few enthusiastic bucks.
Landor S is but one of the quality stallions we saw. Watching the Sosath crew training in the morning was a great treat. The farm turns out competitive jumpers for all the levels.
Having recently seen some drop-dead gorgeous Stedinger mares at the Hanoverian auction, we were most anxious to see their sire. The nearly 18-hand stallion sires horses amazingly uphill and light footed for their size. They are truly elegant and also pretty "spicy." My favorite of the young jumpers is Levisonn, a smooth, classic-looking gray by Levisto, out of a Lennon mare.

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