Samotis - I'm very impressed with your colt, and can't wait to see how he develops. Truthfully, although Roc's breeding is wonderful, he seems like the type that will throw a jumper/dressage type than a hunter, but your mare is quite huntery and it will be exciting to see how Ace matures. Does his canter lean more towards one way or the other?
Ace is quite a handsome little guy, I can see why you are thrilled with this match
Hello everyone. Just to confirm, yes we did breed Fusee to Idocus this year. Idocus's schedule due to the WC and Olympics was a real concern, but Ms. McCarthy was great about getting us semen in his last week or so standing. Fusee took on the first cycle. So far, Fusee has never had a filly.
There were some recent questions regarding the dam and production. Even though she is Galoubet and is somewhat hot under saddle herself, all of her offspring have been excellent temperaments and go with easy mouths. She has not produced any offspring with a typical Galoubet mouth or rideability from even known hot stallions.
That is so exciting that you will have a full brother or sister to Roc USA! Do you want one or the other?
goodmorning, Ace's canter is amazing, very huntery to me. The first day out in the pasture he was cantering around and a slight turn and he would make a perfect lead change! Now the trot is another story. Gracie is very flat kneed, almost feels like she doesn't touch the ground! Ace trots a little, but not enough to really tell yet. He doesn't have a super flat kneed trot, but it has alot more engagement which Gracie does lack a little of. (and something I wanted)
I know nothing about foals, but the vets and other breeders have seen him and say he is fancy hunter all the way. So of course I will take their opinion!
It will be interesting to see how he jumps. While I did show Gracie in the hunters because of her beautiful movement, she jumps up a lot with her hind end. That double jump thing that a lot of jumpers do. Made it very hard to stay with her! So we will see what he does!
Regarding what people are saying about the Galoubet and mouthy thing, I can't say I have seen any of Roc's offspring be funny in the mouth. Even the young hunters have a natural balance and seem to carry themselves without having to be fussed with in the mouth!
That was one thing I didn't like when I saw the videos of Popeye K, was he seemed very mouthy around the turns. Gracie has to go in a rubber snaffle or she panics, so I certainly didn't want a funny mouth!
It appears for now, that might have been a more appropriate name. But I have no doubt he will grow into his big boy name and his mane will become more conservative. I just think it's very fancy right now.