Trainer Felipe Ruiz put the tall gelding through his paces for his assessment ride, and we were all wowed by his stellar movement, with eye-catching suspension at the trot. Z would make a stellar horse for dressage as much as pleasure, as he spooks at nothing.
Our videographer wasn't able to make it today, so you'll just have to settle for a photo for now! But take our word for it, this is a Thoroughbred with flashy Warmblood movement.
For being an exhausted campaigner at the auction, underweight with rope burns, he truly has turned out to be a diamond in the rough.
Special thanks to After The Finish Line for help making his rescue possible.