Cat is an adorable mare that always seems to have a bright outlook on things, greeting every challenge with a good attitude for a 3 year old, but according to her, she is all grown up. And she has definitely filled out since she first came into the program as evident in her photos. The winter photo was taken 9 months ago and you can see the change for yourself. Cat is a fun mare to work with and and will make a nice horse for flat work or Dressage with the possibility of jumping 2′ or under for fun. Like the rest of our youngsters, she will need someone who works with a trainer to help further her education, but she is rather uncomplicated, just forward. It is fun to watch Cat getting a chance to her satisfy her curiosity of the world as she walks along the road on a trail ride by herself, happy as a clam, so trail riding might be her thing.
Cat gets daily turn out with 2 other mares and blends into a herd situation with ease since she is at the lower end of the hierarchy and doesn’t mind it. Again, she just seems happy to be a part of the group and could go out by herself if need be if she is next to other horses, but it wouldn’t be her preferred choice. When she gets excited she will swing her head from side to side as an expression of her excitement or just showing off. It is a cute quirk she has.
Almost of all of Cat’s pedigree are Graded Stakes winners. Caterina’s Secret is by MGSW Discreet Cat, earner of 1.69 million in 9 starts, 6-0-2. He is by MGSW Forestry, earner of $591,000 in 11 starts, 7-1-2, was a 1.5 million dollar yearling and sire of Shackleford. Forestry is by Storm Cat and out of MGSW Shared Interest, earner of $667,000 in 27 starts, 10-5-3. Discreet Cat is by GSW Pretty Discreet, earner of $230,000 in 14 starts and she is by MGSW Private Account, earner of $339,000 in 13 starts. Caterina’s dam is by MGSW E Dubai, earner of $920,000 in 11 starts, was a 1.35 million dollar yearling and sire of Fort Larned. E Dubai is by Mr. Prospector and out of MGSP Words of War, earner of $683,000 in 44 starts, 9-10-7. Caterina’s grandam is out of MGS Mountain Cat, earner of 1.4 million in 11 starts, 6-2-0.