My experience with Roc USA babies ....
Attached is a note that I wrote a while back as a pm to someone's inquiry about stallion temperments. I think that it sums up the Roc USA. Since I wrote the note - have purchased a ROC USA yearly for myself. This is a huge move for me as I am a TB lover to the bone!
My breeding experience is quite limited in that a friend of mine had a dream of breeding her Love of life appendix QH. Aprox 5 years ago. That got several of us hooked. The barn is no trainer all amateurs average age is probably 40 + and we have 10 homebreds. 1 AQH TO AQH, 1 AQH to Dutch, 2 TB to TB, 6 TB to Dutch. There have been 5 different TB mares involved.
I do believe how they are handled and the mother that raises them has a huge facter in temperment. By far the QH have been the toughest to break even though they are "quiet". The 5 three y.o. are all over 16 h and only one is a "typical" TB temperment. The other TB you would think was a warmblood 16 2 and quiet. Of course the only baby that is mine is the typical TB.
We as a group of adults have worked together to break the 6 that are over 2 y o. And I must admit that they have been quite good. All of our Dutch are Oldenburgs are by Roc USA. (Note when I horse show H/J I use a trainer from another state that stands Roc USA) The TB father was a now retired stallion Flying Pidgeon and the QH was Rich Rendition (a Rugged Lark son)
The Roc USA babies do not have a strong flight reaction in fact they usually like to go investigate new things. This weekend when I drove in I found them taking turns walking on my mares blanket that had come off.
My dressage trainer took a Roc USA in on training (older from another barn) and commented that they are nice because "you start tomorrow where you left off today" but she mentioned that can also be a problem if what you are doing is wrong.
Good luck with your decision making.
Photo of Roc of Angels with her Easter Bonnet
I hope this works! I know when you asked for pictures you were looking for movement, but I love this picture. This is Roc of Angels aka Princess Bun Bun she is 9 months old loose in a 5 acre field with 2 other horses when we decided to try on her "hat" - This says alot about the temperment/personalities on the Roc's.