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Metistar Taj-Mahal Amaro [CAN] 14088
(Lambert Lambert Taj-Mahal[CAN]12027/Sarrabelle Nadja Urani[CAN]13226)
Foaled: April 28, 2013
Amaro is an amazing specimen that brings everything you could possibly want to the table!
Temperament, Conformation, Type, Movement, Bloodlines, Competition Record, Rare Breed, and to top it off, a very unique and rare color! A true gem.
Amaro has the best temperament and has the most willing nature of any stallion, or even horse in general, that I have ever has the pleasure of working with. Even within the breed itself. He is very kind, calm, gentle, bold, and extremely intelligent. He loves to learn and do anything involved with being with his people. ..literally the high light of his day is when we go out to the barn to see him and spend time with him. He adores kids as well…even our 3 year old son rides and loves on him. As the breed description puts it, “The animal must be of docile temperament, but full of vigour and spirit without being nervous.”
I would rate him a 4 on the scale. The perfect combination of calm, yet athletic.
His friendliness doesn’t end with his people. He loves being with other horses and is a great “uncle” to our foals when they are weaned and loves spending time with our gelding too!
Conformation and Type:
Amaro follows breed type not only with his temperament, but also his build. He has great angles and lines that are also well balanced.
Impressive bone(10” canon circumference) and muscle mass, yet he is still attractive, elegant, and powerful looking. He has a refined and attractive face with big amber eyes that look right into your heart and soul. Feet are large (wide as they are long) and very hard.
Amaro is poetry in motion and a dream to ride. He has a very correct, expressive, uphill, ground covering stride. And talk about POWER. The potential this horse has is endless. He has a very natural ability to collect and lift, as well as extend to a larger stride. I really look forward to continuing to develop him and seeing where we can go. So far, he has shown us he is a very quick, “only need to show me once” learner and willing to do anything you ask. He is curious and loves to please. He’s shown great talent not only with his flat work, but also with field work and is a joy on the trail as well.
From his first show on Amaro has consistently placed in the top placings with under a year of being under saddle! One of the more notable achievements to date is taking 3rd place at the WE United 2018 Cross National Cup in the Novice A level. It was the biggest WE show to be held to date, the biggest class to be held to date, and only his 4th show! Not only did he compete in novice A but he also took his AA rider through the intro class and also placed in the top 10 with her as well!
**2018 WE United Canadian Horse High Point
**2018 Year end WE United 3rd Place award for Horse/Rider pair with Kristina Eckert, Novice A division, National standings
**2018 Year end WE United 3rd place Horse award, Novice A division, National Standings
**2018 Year end WE United 2nd place Horse award, Novice A division, Regional standings
**2018 Year end WE United 9th place Horse/Rider pair with Dawn Rhoads, Intro Division, Regional standings
In addition to the working equitation, we have also begun introducing him to some jumping and eventing, which, again, he has taken to it like a pro!
We plan to keep introducing him to new disciplines as time goes on to show how truly versatile this amazing breed is and how far they can go! Driving, Mounted shooting, Working cattle, and whatever else we can find is on our to-do list!
His breeding includes my personal favorite lines, both the mares and the stallions, as well as being very old blood. Some key names in his breeding are: Arnoldwold Viger (foundation stallion) La Gorgendiere Miquette (foundation mare), La Gorgendiere Alto Fox (foundation stallion). Lou, Bienvenue Lou Heros (Great grandsire, sire line). Jonathan Coco Pharraud (dam-side and sire-side lines)-only stallion line to produce cream carrying offspring.
The Viger and Fox bred horses are known for being a little more refined and elegant and less heavily built, while still maintaining breed type. My choice in choosing this breeding in particular is I hoped to provide a stallion that would be a match that would complement any mare. I also have the goal of training and using him in as many disciplines as we can do.
The cherry on top. Icing on the cake.
Amaro is THE ONLY palomino Canadian Horse stallion in the States! There are only about 15 palominos total worldwide! What is even more special is he has a dark, rich gold variation of the color whereas the rest of the palominos in the breed, while still gorgeous, are a very light pale cream. He also has dapples galore! His color panel is ee, aa, nCr, dd, and nn for Silver, Champagne, and Pearl.
-Link for coat color Calculator: www.animalgenetics.us/Equine/CCalculator1.asp
Not only is the Canadian Horse/ Cheval Canadien or French Canadian Horse a rare and historical breed, it is sadly also on the critically endangered list.
Here is a quick history blurb provided by the Canadian Horse Breeders Association:
“According to research, the Canadian horse was introduced to New France in July of 1665. The first load of twelve horses was sent by King Louis XIV. There is no record of the breed or region of France from hence they came; some writings mentioned the Royal Stud Farm, others that they were purchased by the Compagnie des Indes occidentales. What is known for certain is that shipments arrived on a regular basis.
The first ones were given to religious orders and to gentlemen who had an avid interest in agriculture. A notarized contract obliged the new owners to breed the animals, maintain them, and return a foal after three years to the Intendant. This foal was then entrusted to someone else who was then bound by the same conditions of care and reproduction. In case of breach of contract, there were provisions for fines of one hundred pounds. This very regimented breeding system allowed for their rapid development in the French colony. The myth of the Canadian horse being abused is unfounded. It would have been very difficult to neglect such a valuable work animal, as well, unfulfilled legal obligations were very costly.
In 1671, Intendant Talon wrote in his report to the King that it was no longer necessary to send shipments of horses since there were a sufficient number for trade.
From 1665 to 1793, the horse population in New France grew from 12 to 14,000 animals. To the end of the French regime in 1760, the horses sent from France are the only ones to be developed in the colony. Contact with the English to the South was forbidden because England and France were at war. The topography of the Appalachian mountains was also a formidable obstacle to outside communication. At that time there were no roads and the only means of long distance travel was by foot or by canoe.
For almost one hundred years, the horses multiplied in a closed environment without the benefit of other blood lines. Their common source, lack of cross breeding, and their rapid reproduction created a particular genetic group giving rise to a unique breed: the Canadian horse. Why Canadian? Because in 1867, the year of Canada's confederation, the generic term 'Canadien' solely referred to French speaking. At that time, it was natural for the horse, being originally from France and having started its spread through the French colonial area of the St. Lawrence Valley, to be named 'Canadian'.
Eight years later, in 1895, veterinarian Dr. J.A. Couture founded the Canadian Horse Breeders Association which still operates today. In 1999, the Quebec Government recognized the Canadian horse as part of its heritage. Later the Federal Government followed suit giving it national recognition.
Since 1895 Dr. J.A. Couture set breeding standards for the Canadian Horse. In 1895, the Canadian Horse Breeders Association was created.”
For a more in depth history, click this link: http://marielynnhammond.com/LegacyCanadians/1098845.htm
Mr Amaro really has it all. What more could you possibly want?!
While we are doing our part to preserving purebred Canadian Horses, we are not opposed to also breeding to other breeds. In fact, we have crossed him to our Hanoverian, an outside Andalusian, and an outside Lusitano in addition to our two Canadian mares. I think that all these combinations will make stellar sport horses! Canadians are commonly crossed with quarter horses, paints, WBs, and arabs up in Canada and all examples I have seen have been fabulous.
2019 Breeding fee is 850.00 USD
200$ booking fee
Plus mare care.
Collections and shipping not included.
Local AI fresh/cooled options available.
Recent clean culture/bill of health of mare for live cover breeding required
Click HERE to go to his stallion page.