So we all know Irish horses can jump...and that King of Diamonds and his progeny are brillant at it...but did you know that there is a K.O.D. gggrandson that excels in dressage? He is going PSG ~ kickin booty and takin names
He is purebred RID http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php...1356806&ref=mf
OOO Bridon Beale Street!!! yes! He is a great athlete and suprememly friendly. He is doing really really good in CAli, right? I think he is quite popular as a stallion too.
(I had forgotten about him...as he is closely realated to my girl (POS)...I always remember them a potential babydaddy. I have a one track mind LOL)
Another King of Diamonds purebred ID grandson is my beloved Kilkelly Southern Comfort, as seen in my profile pic, who does dressage, foxhunting (my favorite), eventing, jumping, well - anything you ask!! I'm not biased, am I?? He's by KEC Double Diamond.
In my area the Irish are wellknown for being outstanding foxhunting, eventing and jumping prospects. I've sold several and always seem to have someone looking for one.
FWIW, I have suggested Irish stallions to several people, mainly on the Sport Horse Breeding forum and they have said they were not interested in breeding to an Irish horse....don't understand it at all
Carol, I don't think I want to go Irish but thanks for the suggestion.
From a thread where I suggested Steeped in Luck to a Canadian, I just thought it was odd
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Well when I got my Irish horse which was supposed to be my AA hunter a friend (not an Irish horse fan) said the problem he had w/ Irish horses was they didn't do lead changes.. well I guess I messed that up because mine does flawless lead changes...
He was a good hunter - placed in every hunter class entered including a stint at side-saddle... then we decided to give eventing a whirl. In the years that I evented him he was usually in the top 5 after dressage, faultless cross country but a little cavalier in show jumping so he would likely have 4 faults there..
I think if you look at some of the horses breeding at the top events (Rolex, Badminton, Burghley) there's a lot of Irish blood going...ditto w/ show jumping...