Monday, October 3, 2011

My Half Friesian Arrives!


Well, he finally arrived from Illinois and I couldn't be more thrilled.  He came off the trailer after a 10 hour plus ride and was really well behaved.  Not as calm and steady as Oberon was a few weeks back, but for a 3-1/2 year old, I'd say he did quite well.


His registered name is Falcon.  His previous owner called him Rudy (Rudolph). I am toying with the idea of calling him Valentino (Rudolph Valentino).  But I also really like the name Sebastian.  It is another Shakespeare character (Twelfth Night) and it means revered, majestic.


He is 15.3 now and has big feet... Friesian feet I guess.  He has a nice trot - a bit high stepping and he seemed to float over the ground.  I didn't see him canter... I think the grass was much too inviting.


Tonight Oberon is in the front pasture next to him.  These seldom get used and tomorrow they will both be back with the other horses.  I will post how that goes later this week.  Below is an out of focus shot, but it gives a bit of a view at his face - it looks more Friesian than Quarter Horse I think.


7 comments:

Deanna said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful! I look forward to following your journey with this boy!!

sally said...

Oh gosh he is beautiful and I like your ideas of names.....I look forward to reading about your journey together as well

izzy said...

Falcon is good- He will doubtless name himself...Have fun with your ground work. It is such a joy to get to know a new partner!

Shirley said...

What a handsome boy! I like Sebastian, it seems to suit his regal presence.

in2paints said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful and I can't wait to see more pictures of him.

Grey Horse Matters said...

He is beautiful. And definitely has more Freisan than quarter horse in his face. Congratulations and good luck.

Debi@7Gates said...

Very handsome. How exciting to have these new fellas in your life. Can't wait to see them together.