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Are there any laid back trakehner stallions?

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  • Are there any laid back trakehner stallions?


    What is/was their temperment like and what do they pass on?

    Spooky, calm, laid back, ???

    Name some others you'd consider.
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  • #2
    From first hand experience:

    Impressionist (and his sire Hailo who is only avail frozen now)
    My colt (we'll see if he reproduces it)
    Imminence (sp? and we'll see if he reproduces it)

    I'm quite certain there are others but the above are stallions I have personally seen and been around and (with the exception of the two brand new stallions) seen offspring personally and been around them. In a couple of their cases (Impressionist and Hailo) I've seen NUMEROUS off spring and the temperment is consistent.

    Impressionist and my colt I would honeslty trust a small child in the paddock alone with the stallion with no halter on him and know that he wouldln't hurt the child (not that this would ever happen, just saying that is how good the temperment is).

    ETA: quick story about how sweet Imp is. My mom. Joe and I took several horses/stallions to TX from FL for an inspection a few years ago. Imp was one of them. He was on the trailer for around 13 hours. My mom has ZERO horse experience and is TERRIFIED of horses. We get to the barn and Joe wants to get Imp off the trailer asap, so he had mom help him back Imp off the trailer, then she held him for a good 20 mins while Joe found his stall, put bedding in it etc. Imp stood like a gentleman the entire time (no chain) and enjoyed mom petting his face. New place, mares, stallions, geldings around and calling to each other, been on a trailer for 13 hours... and he never put a foot wrong or gave my mother one minute of problems. I almost died when I came around the corner and saw her standing there with him (he is around 17 hh), but mom said she knew he wouldn't hurt her and was ok with it. That is his temperment exactly and he passes it on to his offspring. All of his babies are also super easy to start under saddle and Joe reg gets calls from owners saying "we're still waiting for that first buck"... they just love to work and be around people.

    Interestingly, while I wouldn't say Oskar himself is "laid back" he is also not a viscious stallion or spooky and his kids are very friendly and brave.
    Last edited by acottongim; Jan. 15, 2009, 08:54 AM.
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    • #3
      Hadrian is a very old style trakehner stallion with a very kind a willing temperament. I have had 5 foals by him now and they all have very easy, amateur friendly temperaments.


      • #4
        Well latimer was, although now sadly gelded

        Axis for sure

        King Arthur always comes across as calm and serene

        Le Rouge is a total pussycat in his box but a bit more zip under saddle

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        • #5
          Titulus, he is the quietest, most gentlemanly stallion. He currently lives in a very busy commercial barn, and he behaves like a gelding, his manners are immpeccable. He ships to shows in a trailer with mares, you can ride right next to one, at shows he has had to stable next to strange horses, he is extremely polite about everything. He is equally as gentlemanly about training.

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          • #6
            All of them that I have known ! Seriously though, our old guy Meisterwind is without a doubt the most trustworthy, gentle horse of either sex that I've ever met. He has been ridden by riders of all levels from children to old ladies. He is kind and considerate in all situations.

            Our young stallion is branded Hanoverian but he is over 3/4 Trakehner. He is by Latimer out of a Hohenstein mare. He is REALLY a sweetheart who thrives on human interaction. He would stand for hours, just to be petted and loved on.

            In my experience, this "people loving" is a REAL Trakehner thing. Perhaps I have just been lucky but I've yet to meet a Trakehner who didn't have a sweet disposition. The bonus is that Trakehners have a super work ethic to go along with it .
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            • #7
              Schiffon?? He looked very good at the stallion expo.


              • #8
                Latimer Is (was) for sure!


                I saw Caprimond last year at Klosterhof Medingen, he was 23 years old, but looked 10! he was really feeling well, and I would think in his younger days not SOOO quiet? but very ridable

                I have personally only have very good experience with trakehners I must say!
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                • #9
                  Malachi is the Sweetest!

                  Malachi has been at our trainers barn on and off for the last year.My daughter has ridden him a few times and he behaves as well as any.At a show this last summer he was stalled accross the aisle from our girl,Never even raised an eyebrow as she came and went from her stall and had to stand in front of his to get her door open.Honestly, I've never seen him do anything undesireable, and if I were breeding again, something with his type of temperment would be high on my list!


                  • #10

                    this stallion consistently has amatuer friendly babies. i know 4 off hand and i bought one last year as a 4 year old..he is a big dog! just a doll to be around and ride..easy!huge mover and great form over fences!I bred on of my mares to Tycoon whose offspring are just now starting under saddle but as far as his temperment he is a love and drop dead gorgeous!


                    • #11
                      Tagaelen -

                      Ridden and trained by his amateur owner. Sweet boy! My mom went to pick up a collection and he was sleeping in his stall at the breeding farm. I've seen at horse shows and he is a perfect gentleman.

                      I have a rising 2yo gelding by him and I have never seen such and unflappable brave and easy going horse!

                      I am planning to breed a mare to him this year.


                      • #12
                        Stolensilver who comes on here has a lovely rising 3yo filly by Le Rouge.

                        Filly has a fantastic nature and also moves very well. She'll be started under saddle later this year so interesting to see if she is as laid back under saddle.


                        • #13
                          Kovington! I absolutley adore this horse. Very quiet, sweet, sensable. Have know him for years, he went with me and my 4 year old on his first ever trail ride and "Toni" showed him how to behave and act like a gentleman.
                          Sherra, has said before she would feel comfortable taking him some where all by her self and I believe it.

                          I have only seen a few of his babies, but the ones I have seen have good movement and are very sweet.

                          "Toni's" owner is one of the nicest people you will ever meet as well. He is standing with Bob Orton/Sherra Kosch in Gladys, VA.


                          • #14
                            Happy Hour! I've bred two Trakehner/Arab crosses - Arab dam was sensitive, but not spooky and great work ethic. First cross was by Veneziano (who is sadly deceased - but he is another one I would recommend)- a gorgeous gelding I raised, trained and later sold, the same horse temperament wise, day after day, utterly reliable - very laid back but fun, clownish personality and the horse you could put your child or grandma on with no worries. The second cross out of the same dam, my current mare, by Happy Hour, an Induc son, - perfect combination of forward, cool mind and great work ethic as well as rideability- just show her how to do it and she will try to the best of her understanding without complaint - a show off personality when on her own time - but the minute she has a halter on, a real lady. She's always "at home" wherever you take her - just gets down to work when she is asked to.
                            Last edited by Lyss; Jan. 15, 2009, 12:02 PM. Reason: additional comment


                            • #15
                              I'll second Hennessey

                              I bred and raised my two Hennessey youngsters myself with no prior foal experience. They are super sweet and tend to be pretty bold. My coming 5 yo in particular is daddy's girl through and through. I refer to her as my "pocket pony" in that she adores attention.
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                              • #16
                                I have very quiet and sweet 2 year olds by:

                                I've never met Advocate in person but have met a few of his offspring and they all had good temperments. My filly was so easy going at her first show nobody believed me when I said it was her first. She was half-asleep waiting to enter the big arena for her first class. And Malachi is an Advocate son. I saw him for a few days at the 2007 Convention and you wouldn't think he was a stallion he is so laid back. I entered his stall cautiously since I didn't know him but his blanket was slipping off to the side and he just stood there like no big deal.

                                My Tanzeln filly has such a good temperment that she attracts the non-horsey people in my family because they don't find her jumpy, pushy or intimidating in any way. My brother can't stay away from her - she just draws them in. She wants to be loved...and admittedly, her dam (non-Trakehner) is young and a bit of a firecracker (energy wise). I attribute the filly's personality to Tanzeln. This was such a nice match that we repeated the cross for 2009.

                                The Fandango colt is 2 years old and entire. He is interested in girls but not studdy or silly. He is very affectionate and easy to be around. He is playful and spunky in the pasture but always good and respectful in hand. He enjoys spending time with you and wants to please. No nibbling/biting, kicking, rearing, pushing or other colt-like business.
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                                • #17
                                  The Imps (Impressionist) that I have met have been fantastic. But, like NoDq said, I have not met one that has been "crazy" or spooky.

                                  I would also think about Oskar II. He is one of my favorites and he makes nice babies.
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                                  • #18

                                    Agree with SCFHan - Kovington is the most laid back stallion I have seen. Not surprising with the Enrico Caruso blood. You would never know he was a stallion in any situation. I have also seen a number of his babies and they all have that same ease about them. I am considering one of his babies to purchase. He is very different from any other stallion I have been around and I adore this stallion.


                                    • #19
                                      My stallion Pacific is VERY VERY laid back. He is only 5 and I being an amateur started him under saddle myself and have done all of the handling and training myself. He is SO easy and a very obedient horse. He is a grandson of Enrico Caruso.....quite sure that this bloodline is well known for their temperments.


                                      • #20
                                        My situation is much like cheekyhorse's. I bought Foxwind as a long yearling and have done all the handling, training, starting myself. We are now competing at Prelim Level Eventing and doing well. Foxwind is very gentlemanly and spook proof. He tolerates my amateur moments admirably and has never ever held a grudge. Foxwind is young-ish and so doesn't have a large contingent of undersaddle offspring, but as foals and youngsters he is passing on his size, large clean joints and wonderful temperment.

                                        I tend to agree with others in that the people pleasing attitude seems to be a Trakehner trait.
                                        Last edited by SpruceLane; Apr. 25, 2011, 07:15 AM.
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