Okay, this is the last of these breed threads I'm posting on for now or I wont get out to ride! I think this is driving home my husbands belief that I have too many horsies. I have a 1/2 Holsteiner that is registered RPSI. This is a yearling filly out of a TB mare bythe Holsteiner Regulus (okay, not approved Holsteiner, approved AWR). Here is Roxana, barn name Anna.
I have a 4 yo, by a Coriander son, but is out of a Trak mare. He got the best of both worlds IMO. The spark of a Trak, but the boldness of a Holsteiner. I really like the cross. He is super spesh and doing the Young Dressage Horse classes here in NZ. No way would we be traveling overseas for it though should he qualify!!
Last edited by Surviving the Dramas; Dec. 18, 2008 at 05:25 PM.
Reason: Added other half of breeding
Mine is 4 so she is just doing the basics. I swore the day she was born that she was going to be the death of me. I'm still not convinced that she won't be! Her bloodlines are Corrado I/ Landgraf/ Lucky Boy. I fully blame the Dutch motherline for the heat!
He's 6yo, quiet (but never dull), and very, very hungry! Let's say he's got a healthy appetite.
He'll be my dressage horse, to whatever level we make it. He's got lovely movement, but more hunter type (which is where I came from, so appeals to me). He would have been someone's junior/a/o hunter, but got tangled in a fence as a 2 yo and severed his right hind extensor tendon. After major surgery he healed very well and is quite sound (and still not wearing shoes - doesn't seem to need them, nice!) I never could have afforded to buy a horse of his quality if he hadn't had the accident.
A talented friend is riding him right now, getting the forward button, and working with my trainer. He's a lot of fun to ride, and he tolerates me quite well. Come springtime, and hoping that my house sells (a major source of high stress for me and the reason I'm not riding right now), I'm looking forward to riding again.
I've got lots of Holystiners - I breed 'em! Pure joy!!! My favorite riding mare (well....she's the only critter with any decent saddle time - the rest are younguns) is an Ariadus/Locato beastie. She's doing double duty as a broodie, so she doesn't get ridden for long enough stretches to get strong enough to move up the levels, but she sure has lots of natural talent!
I have a 5 year old Holsteiner/TB cross-- does that count as a Holystiner?? He's pictured as a 3 year old in my profile. Breeding is Cunningham (Cassini I x Contender mare) x John Alden xx mare. I've just started showing him H/J, but could probably show Tr/1st level with a little practice and am sometimes tempted to "just do it"-- we've been running through Tr tests, + lengthenings/ leg yeild, etc., for quite awhile (and he's also very good at flying changes).