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  • New Irish Draught stallion

    I am wildly happy.
    This whole process of buying a stallion has been so exhilarating, terrifying, torturous, shocking, and thrilling. I am at stage three. One was to see him and try to afford him. Two was the vetting process and getting him home to Minnesota. I didn't want to use a commercial hauler due to the outbreak of neurological herpes out west. I found a friend to do a two day marathon and picked him up in Cody Wyoming and drove to Minnesota. Now step three, he has to go to stallion school and be evaluated and learn to collect. His name is Shamrock's Irish Mocha he is approved but was never used for breeding. His whole life has just changed and he is a very happy fellow.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=13c92070af

    PatO Merrypath Irish Draughts Minnesota

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    This is exciting! Especially considering how the past year or so of losing great stallions has taken a toll on the Irish community.

    Sounds like you two have had quite a journey already. Do you plan on showing him?
    Disclaimer: I don't know everything, but I'm sticking to what I know and we'll go from there.

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    • #3
      He looks lovely. How is he bred?

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      • #4
        I hope he collects and ships well cuz he is one gorgeous hunk of a horse!

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          #5
          There are plans to show. First his training will be as a dressage horse and jumping will be more a part in the future. He IS very well bred to jump with Kingsway Diamonds and Ginger Dick. Kingsway Diamonds was one of my favorite King of Diamonds sons. He has a big enthusiastic jump but is never had any sport horse training. He was well handled but other than his inspection he was a backyard horse. He was very bored in his back yard and the minute he was off the trailer you could see him cheering up...it WAS a long trailer ride. The pressure on stallions to behave as if they have no libido out in the public may mean that he will not get to show but so far we have been impressed that he has taken the changes and stayed attentive and respectful. If he keeps going like he is we will see what he can handle out in the public. He will be managed at Blackshire Equestrian and they have an exhibition Black Horse team he will hopefully get to be a part of. As to the breeding side we have fingers crossed but of course at this point he has not been bred so I will give him a great start and then it is in the hand of the Fates. I have a handful of my mares waiting for the verdict on his semen. http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/shamrocks+irish+mocha
          PatO

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          • #6
            Congratulations and the best of luck with him.
            "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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            • #7
              Nice horse!! I LOVE his head!! Congrats. Jackie
              www.crosscreeksporthorses.com
              Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma

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              • #8
                Congrats Pat! Great to see new pics of him. He is adorable.
                Liz
                Ainninn House Stud
                Irish Draughts and Connemaras
                Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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                • #9
                  I LOVE him! Makes me want to buy a TB mare again...get a NICE ISH!
                  Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
                  W. C. Fields

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                  • #10
                    I would love to see a jumping picture.. I have an thbd mare that we are thinking to of breeding to a RID...
                    Gates Equestrian
                    National Champion Dan Patch sire of USEF/USHJA winning ponies!
                    [url]www.gateseqsmfponies.webs.com/

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                    • #11
                      Gorgeous RID stallion!!!! Congratulations and thank you for importing him to the USA broadening the options for Irish Draught and IDSH breeding here.
                      And I agree - get some good pictures of him free jumping or a short video so breeders here can get an idea of his jumping talent even though he is destined for dressage right now. I have some prospective mares for him, but we breed for the jumper arena and a free jump picture or video is necessary to evaluate technique and scope.

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                      • #12
                        Wait a minute - import or American-bred????? Gorgeous either way.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by knowthatifly View Post
                          Wait a minute - import or American-bred????? Gorgeous either way.
                          Under one of the photos it says American-bred by Suzanne and Stan Peters.

                          He is stunning! Congratulations!

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                          • #14
                            Congrats, Love seeing new pictures of him. His sire is on the east coast of the US http://www.irishdraught.com/horses/p....php?unid=1829 . Glad to see he is moved to a home where he can get some exposure and be used

                            You can see an old pic of him jumping here http://www.irishdraught.com/horses/p....php?unid=4401
                            Epona Farm
                            Irish Draughts and Irish Draught Sport horses

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                            • #15
                              HMMMMM He looks like he would cross well with my Bellman daughter
                              I wasn't always a Smurf
                              Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
                              "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
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                              • #16
                                Huge congratulations!
                                Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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                                • #17
                                  Thanks for the link for the jumping picture, Horsetales. Yes, he can jump. Wow! Very exciting new stallion. Keep us posted on his availability.

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