Maestro NSN, gelding, shown above at 3 years old, foaled June 15, 2017, as a tall bay colt, a full sibling to Electra NSN, now called "En Tout Modestie NSN". Maestro has very good type, with a long neck, good loin connection, sloping shoulder, powerful hind leg and expressive front leg. He is very friendly and bold.
Maestro's start in life was a bit rough as he struggled to get his long legs under himself to get up in the first 2 days, and needed assistance. Once standing, he quickly found the milk bar and nursed. For me, it meant attending to Maestro at least every 2 hours around the clock to help him get up. Still, he managed to paw through very deep bedding and scrape his very delicate foal skin in several places, in the process. We have a great neo-natal vet specialist, who attended Maestro NSN, and one month later, with daily care, he is almost totally healed. The biggest issue throughout this time has been waiting for Maestro to be tired enough to lie down so he would allow me to attend to his scrapes without a struggle. He is a strong and fiesty colt! All this extra handling has paid off when it comes to picking up his feet. Maestro is so independant he doesn't feel he needs to wait for mom to go to the pasture. Most foals need to be encouraged to go forward with a butt rope. Maestro needs a chest rope to hold him back.
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Maestro NSN, only a few hours old. Looking at those hind legs, is it any wonder he had a hard time getting them under himself?
Maestro NSN, 3 days old, with his dam, Rhumba, happy to be in the pasture!
At 3 weeks of age, Maestro still much prefers canter to trot steps, but you get a glimpse in the trot photo of his very good self-carriage and uphill tendency. The cotton sleeve is there to keep dirt and flies off the scrape while it is healing.
Maestro NSN, at six weeks old, with his fabulous dam, Rhumba, now 19 years old. Maestro's hindquarters are getting more powerful as he builds muscle, turned out with the herd in the pasture. His front leg is very expressive, with good articulation of the knee, and a sloping shoulder which allows for good reach.
At 3 months of age, Maestro has muscled up from pasture turnout. His hindquarters are especially powerful. Maestro is quite butt high, but transitions in an uphill manner, and is very light on his feet and balanced.
As a yearling gelding, Maestro is a "diamond in the rough" due to his large frame. While not broad, Maestro is very tall for his age, quite high behind, and still has to gain muscle. Still, his suppleness and correctness of gaits, and use of powerful hindquarters, is evident.
In July of his second year, Maestro measured 17hh. He still has a bit of growing to do, so 17.3hh is a likely height at maturity. Maestro has excellent feet to support his tall frame.
Maestro NSN at 3 years old, is an excellent prospect for the hunter ring, and with his extreme boldness and athleticism, could be a successful eventer. His movement and trainability still make him a very good dressage prospect. The above jump photo was Maestro's first time over a jump, a 1.10 meter vertical. Added bonus is Maestro's love of being hosed in hot weather. No halter or leadline necessary. At this point Maestro has not been backed, although he has had a rider sit on his back with no reaction. He is very easy to bit. Current height is about 17.2hh.
Below is a video of Maestro NSN at 2 years old.
More photos of Maestro NSN may be viewed on our page, NeverSayNever Farm, on Facebook.