I have a yearling filly by him out of a 16 hand Webster mare. She is very pretty, had a beautiful head, very correct straight legs and VERY tall. Her mother is by Webster and a little over 16 hands. Her movement is very forward and rythmic and definately better than her dam. Her temperament is wonderful... she is very sweet to handle... she is good for the farrier and even likes her mane being pulled. The only thing I'm not crazy about is she is a bit heavy in the throat latch, but she is actually growing into it... she is 16 months and already 15.2 hands. I purchased two doses and my mare took the first time so I do have another dose in my tank ... semen was very good when we looked at it under the scope.
Our Fuerst Romancier colt is 4 1/2 months old. I would agree on the comments " very correct, straight legs and very tall"! Mine did not get the pretty head, and is a little bit of a momma's boy, but the rest is hard to fault. Super athletic colt, super hind leg, good expression in the gaits. Maybe could have more lift in the front, but I think his hind leg is over powering him a bit right now. Just made a quick video this morning.
If you go to the Schockemohle website there is a listing somewhere of the FR offspring for sale. There were about 20 or so to have a look at a few months back. Also, four or five FR foals just went through the Oldenburg Elite Foal Auction yesterday and many had videos.
This colt was conceived with one dose of frozen semen.
Seen a lot of his foals this year. A lot of very good moving ones, some a little heavy topped at times, not many of them I would say were over tall though. Some were a bit ordinary.
One of the ones that went through vechta last night was a super athletic mover and the best of his I have seen so far, without the catalogue in front of me I cant remember the mare side, but it was listed as a filly orginally but was actually a colt.
I adore my filly. She is a keeper for sure. Holly at the GOV inspection said she was the nicest FR she had seen anywhere and certainly the prettiest. She is out of my lovely TB mare who is also very pretty so that is probably coming through. She is going to be tall but refined. She has a better hind end than her dam and can really use it when she wants. She is so laid back it is hard to get her jazzed up! We were cutting a tree up right by their pasture and they both just stood there and watched!
We only used one dose of frozen but the mare is young and fertile and the only mare that worked with frozen. I used one dose on another mare and it didn't work. Same vet but I guess a more difficult mare. I am going to breed this mare back to him next year as I used fresh Wolkentanz II this year.
I really like the stallion, but honestly the foals that I have seen (with the exception of a few) are not knocking my socks off. Time will tell how they are as riding horses. I was considering him for my mare but think I'll wait.
Thanks Honeychile. From what I've heard he needs a refining mare as he doesn't usually refine. I'm like you as I've seen nice ones and some not as nice. I really think the combination worked for my mare and am happy but her Tb colt is also big and good looking so I think she adds a lot to the equation. Honestly this filly has the best personality though and while the mare is good as well I think some of it is the sire. I love my filly and call her my little ballerina as she seems like her feet never touch the ground she is always floating. I think he works really well with the right mare. I guess time will tell how they are undersaddle.