Lukas x Feitse x Ids
April 26th, 2004
Photo at gawky three years of age.Back to Elijah Park We first met Ellie at 4
weeks of age, and she and Jonathan just clicked. She is his first horse, and
for the next 4 years, her adoration of 'daddy' has been unswerving. She was
bred by Regine Brockaway of JRB Friesians.Ellie is incredibly refined and
feminine with elastic, round movement, 3 exceptional gaits (Her walk is
outstanding), highly suitable for dressage. She has plenty of breed character,
possesses good width in her frame, and a heavy tail even for a Friesian, and a
lovely long mane. Her short forelock does drive her daddy nuts! But it
displays her chiseled face all the better...
She is a very late
developer, so we're just taking our time with her. She completed her first
season under saddle in '08 doing light trail riding and a few parades.
Thankfully she doesn't do THIS under saddle!
First Trail Ride, BG Lake
Sandy Mountain Parade
She was bred this year, but it didn't take in spite of everything being
right (and Mewes has GREAT frozen semen!) so it just wasn't meant to be. One
of her first 2 foals will hopefully be retained for our daughters, but we're
leaving her open this next year to prepare for Ster and IBOP. IF she matures enough.
Ellie will be starting her
dressage career in '09, and is proving herself to be fully joyful in work, and
responsive to aids. We expect great things fro her. She will also enjoy trails
and camping so expect more pictures!
is REALLY ugly with growing here but we're proud of her for packing our
4 year old at Farmhill Walk/Trot-a-Pole classes -especially as she was
not yet 'broke! Then the following year, She's clearly ready for her
job as a riding horse. Her back was in a growth stage both times, she's
not that long.Back to Elijah Park homepage
At 3 years of age...