Abhainn Dearg is the Irish for Red Rover - pronounced Aow-an Jar-ig.
Rua is another name for Red in Irish, You could stick an 'An' in front of it to make him The Red River - An Abhainn Dearg. If he's a big lad he can take a "the' for presence!
This was my concern from the very beginning.
He is walking out well though in the vid so there is hope, but sadly I remain doubtful. Great to see an update though. It will be amazing if he comes out of it, I sincerely hopes he does.
Were we watching the same video? There was plenty of comfortable jumping on show! They are not hammering into these things, over stretching at speed. They are carefully approaching the ditches at a safe, slow speed. You will notice the horses very quickly sorting themselves out, using their...
Had a waving arms in the air/celebratory tea when I read that earlier!
Fair play to all three-the way of the future! Now to just try and keep the horse power IN the country...:rolleyes3: :wink3:
Buy the foal. You know what you're getting, and with breeding you could end up with something completely unsuitable and be stuck with it.
Breeding is hard, expensive and quite often disheartening.
Save yourself the time, money, drama, tears, fear and frustration and buy the foal. He ticks all...
I see a good dose of welsh and cob. Definitely no Connie, Connie's are not chunky, especially not anymore! I think he looks very Welsh x who knows!
I know nothing about Highlands so I can't comment on that similarity, but I have met a lot of Connies and I don't see any in him.
Hmm I much prefer the old fashioned type! Much more my style. I hate the greyhound look, but ultimately it comes down to what crosses the line first and makes the most money (more importantly!) and the downhill, flashy, light boned and framed animal has a tendency to do that a lot now! I am with...
As other posters have said, stallions can live quite happily together, as long as an in season mare doesn't get between them!
It does come down to personality as well, and where/why (as in AlexArt's example). Cavalier Royale was killed in a fight when his neighbour (also a stallion) got into...