Everyone at one point in their life knew or wanted that handsome bad boy and now is your chance! He just happens to be of the four legged variety. In order for Omar to progress he really needs one on one time with the same person every day in a regimented program which he doesn’t have the chance to have here. He has been very slow to progress with only 2-3 rides a week and he has not made much of a connection with the rider under saddle yet. He has on the ground, so there is hope he will finally tune into his rider and stop looking around to see what other horses are doing in the nearby pastures or barn. Starting from the very beginning again with lunging and ground work has been beneficial and he has shown that he wants a connection with someone when made to focus on a specific job, so that is where he needs to restart his training. Omar will light up when praised and seems to be happy when he does well. He has great ground manners and is very respectful to handle, but is still nippy if you try to pet his face when he does not have a halter on. You have to be mindful around him. He was gelded at the end of March, but no one has told him that as he still has stallion tendencies such as focusing too much on the mares and being tough minded. Omar is for advanced riders only who understand the appropriate timing between praise and discipline to be able to bring out the best in this gelding. Once a partnership has been formed he will be a different horse and suitable for most disciplines.
He is still turned out alone in a pasture between other geldings and has a healthy respect for the electric fence. Eventually he may be able to go out with another gelding. Omar has no vices except talking to the mares as they pass by his stall.
Sharp Omar is by Sharp Humor who earned $490,000 in 10 starts and is in turn by MGSW Distorted Humor who sired Drosselmeyer and Funny Cide, among other notables. Distorted Humor is by the Champion Forty Niner who had 19 starts with a record of 11-5-0 and earned 2.7 million and is out of Danzig’s Beauty who earned $205,000 in 8 starts. Sharp Humor’s dam is by the Champion and MGSW Hansel who earned 2.9 million by placing in 12 of his 14 starts. sharp Omar’s dam is by 2 time European Champion El Gran Senior who won 7 of his 8 starts, earning $502,000. He is by the Hall of Fame Northern Dancer.