There is a postscript to the DiDi & a Latin Lothario. Out of the blue came details of a horse show run by a Portuguese man married to a French woman - so they live in France rather than Portugal. In France it is easier to buy horses.
So I looked them up - and yes they are involved in breeding - so I sent them an email about whether they offer a semen service.
Luckily there has been no reply.
If they do reply, then I'd have to get in the motor camper, drive 1100 miles to my brother's place in the South of France. I'd have to stay a few days. Then I would have to drive eastwards passing by the Carmague and a little beyond. I'd be looking at horses and drinking wine all the time.
Then I'd have to choose a stallion, pay the no doubt exorbitant fee, arrange for it to be shipped back to the UK to have it inseminated by my vet.
That is providing the Portuguese have not yet found a way to stop a Frenchwoman selling semen of a Portuguese horse to an Englishman wanting to inject it into an Irish horse. They won't like it, I know they wont.
Then what might I eventually have well perhaps 16 hand, a short coupled, dapple grey, flaxen tailed, silken haired, broad backed, big butted, intelligent, forward going, kind, bull fighting colt in a country where definitely bull fighting is not possible.
You've guessed it : I am dreaming again.