That is awesome that you know so much about his family background! I feel very blessed to have him, his breeder was probably going to keep him herself but fell in love with a drum colt days before his birth, and I found her farm only a few days before his birth. Very great timing!
I plan to take it very slow with him. I'll just be showing him in halter and working on his ground manners.. And of course grroning him. I love to groom as much as I love to ride so I should certainly have a lot of fun with him.
Also, that is very cool that your friend owned Sligo, did you get to meet him before he moved to his other owner? What a sad mystery about his death too. I know he is very missed in the gypsy world!