Stallions › Conatus physical description

As a yearling, Conatus was sold for $650,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions. He is one of the highest priced colts ever sold by Baramul Stud.

Conatus is the classic powerhouse sprinter with heavy, deep muscling and a massive hindquarter. He carries the unmistakable stamp of his sire Danehill. He is a rich bay with one white sock and a small star. He stands 15.3 hh and is short backed, athletic and well balanced with good bone. He has good legs and feet.

Conatus is a pleasure to handle and work with. He is intelligent and responsive with his handlers.

He has thrown particularly impressive weanlings in his first crop. They have good length of rein, nice sloping shoulders and good legs and feet. Some respected judges have expressed the opinion that he has upgraded his foals by a considerable margin. He has also upgraded his mares and stamped his type on his foals very evenly.

His foals are mostly bays. There are a few chestnuts that show the unmistakable stamp of Rory¹s Jester, the sire of his dam Light Up The World, with the familiar white splashy blaze and socks. His foals are kind and intelligent to handle and are quick learners.

It excites me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower…even in this space age. And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton, and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he is wisely trained. This to me is a constant source of wonder, and a challenge.

—Marguerite Henry