12-30-2010, 12:43 AM
| || | Royal Dutch
Hi all, hope you are enjoying a great holiday season! I love the Royal Dutch horses (KWPN). I bought my first one in 1997, an imported stallion! He was a bit of a nut case when he came, but a year later you'd never had known he'd been a bad boy for awhile. Elenore Elstone showed him in the early 90's. We still miss him! My husband is not a horse person, and his comment when asked about which is our best stallionshe says the one that is dead. He formed a very strong bond with him. He was by Kristal out of a Doruto dam. So...began our dutch infusion into our trakehner and tb mare base. Then, I was very very fortunate to purchase an imported I-1 mare by Zalmeco. She is absolutely awesome...the most miserable mare to men (although improving) and generally a grouch, but bring out the saddle and this mare goes into a slavering let's go attitude. She is now finally loving the pasture life that goes with living at our house. We just bought another KWPN stallion, (Idocus x Kristal)....and my gosh...we're in love with him too. Although I know for a fact that he was highly testosterone loaded as a youngster!! I've ridden him a bit, and looking forward to more in 2011. Of course, we still have trakehners, and I love them as well for their lofty suspension, soft backs and great rideability! Hooked on KWPN for my CWHBA breeding program, and riding.