Over a year ago a member of my family and I rescued a mare called Obera from going to meat at market. We knew nothing about her because her passport was in Dutch but she was the most beautiful mare we had ever seen and couldn't bear to see her in that situation. We had no intention of buying a horse that day (we had gone for chickens!) And we already had an Irish cob X family horse.
We took her home and got a vet to check her as well as a spinotherapist and a farrier who declared she had a few minor issues with her feet but nothing that couldn't be fixed with a bit of TLC.
Meanwhile, we had managed to decipher her passport and realised she had some amazing dressage bloodlines for a mare found in market. She had been covered by Gribaldi and her first foal had gone on to grand-prix dressage. Her grand-sire was Balzflug and she was a registered KPWN. We tracked down her previous owners right to the stud she was born at and found out a lot of information about her including how she ended up in market in the first place (extremily bad luck on her part.) We made the decision to cover her as soon as she was comfortable. She was covered by a little-known Oldenburg stallion which was situated near to us called Sandro.
On May 1st 2012 she foaled a chestnut colt of whom we named Westerby Rogue.
My family and I do not know a lot about dressage, especially prestigious and professional areas! We have a mad family cob and were naiive enough to let our hearts run away with us! This foal is a part of our family and we would never sell him, he will be with my family for the forseeable future. I have uploaded some photos of little Rogue and would be extremily grateful if anyone with any dressage experience could give their honest opinion on the foal (his conformation, carriage etc.) As I have previously stated we are novice in this area! Remember he is almost 4 months old now.
I have also uploaded a photograph of his dam, Obera the lucky mare!
Thanks so much!
Links for photos using Postimage:
View image: Westerby Rogue 2
View image: Westerby Rogue
View image: Obera