For your consideration: SFF's Run For Cover (so named for his tornado shaped star AND because he was born the night following one of OK's deadly storms) is a bright bay 06/01/13 Hackney HORSE X Friesian Georgian Grande colt. He was purposefully bred to wear harness as his siblings are in CDE homes. Due to circumstances beyond their control, the person I bred him for is not going to be able to take him. This colt is well mannered, athletic, very people oriented, and has a great foundation- leads, loads, ties, bathes, stands for the farrier/vet, and has been desensitized to a wide variety of things. He would excel in ridden dressage as well as any driving sport, and if that weren't enough, all of these crosses jump incredibly well!!
At one year and a few days, Dominator stands just under 13.2, so I expect he will continue the on-the-smaller-size trend established by his full brother. If he finishes at Large Pony- imagine what he and a competitive young dressage rider could do?!
The more I mess with this colt, the more impressed I am with him! He is extremely smart and catches on to things fast. Dominator tries really hard to please and is loving being the center of attention. He leads well, stands tied for hours, loads, bathes, and is good for his feet. Currently he is playing in the obstacle course and is even calmly carrying tack- not too shabby for a yearling! He should be super easy to bring along in the direction of your choice.
His sire is my registered Hackney Horse, Native Xtraordinary.
His dam is a Priesian GG mare (Obediah X Saddlebred). I have just collected tail hair samples from her to send off to FHHA for DNA testing. I am more of a form follows function sort of person as was the person the colt was intended for, so I have never cared about FHHA registration or % of Friesian or anything but I will pursue this for those to whom it matters.
That being said, the colt is intact at this time- only because he is due to be inspected (a request from a friend of mine who is trying to get this off the ground and considers the colt, "Stallion Quality") for a new Sport Pony/Horse Registration in the Fall. If his new owner is not interested in pursuing this, I will happily change his status!
Dominator is reasonably priced at $2000 with the caveat that the transaction be drama free and straightforward. Prepurchase exams are encouraged. References available. The colt is located just outside of Oklahoma City, OK. I have contacts with shippers that make regular runs to either coast and points in between.
More pictures and video can be found on the farm's FB page (search Steadfast Farm). Thank you!