Metistar Taj-Mahal

AMARO

[CAN] 14088

(Lambert Lambert Taj-Mahal[CAN]12027/Sarrabelle Nadja Urani[CAN]13226)

Foaled: April 28, 2013

15.3hh

Palomino



Amaro is an amazing specimen that brings everything you could possibly want to the table!

Temperament, Conformation, Type, Movement, Bloodlines, Rare Breed, and to top it off, a very unique and rare color! A true gem.

Temperament/Trainability

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, 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 5. Perfect combination of calm, yet athletic.

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 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.

Movement:

Amaro is poetry in motion and a dream to ride. He has a very correct, expressive, yet smooth 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 large, uphill, ground covering stride. I really look forward to developing 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 obstacle work and jumping.

We plan to introduce him to the competition world in the sport of Working Equitation and Dressage as our initial focus. Then move on to Driving, Mounted shooting, Jumping, Working cattle, and whatever else we want to give a try at!

Bloodlines:

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.

Color:

The cherry on top. Icing on the cake.

Amaro is THE ONLY palomino Canadian Horse stallion in the States! There are only 15 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! I am planning on submitting a full color panel on him as well to see what his other genetics and markers are. That will be posted once complete.

-Link for coat color Calculator: www.animalgenetics.us/Equine/CCalculator1.asp

Rare Breed.

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.

Find information on breed history at the end of this write up provided by the Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society.


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 plan on breeding him not only to our two Canadian mares, but also our Hanoverian mare, as I think that combination will make a stellar sport horse! Canadians are commonly crossed with quarter horses, paints, and arabs up in Canada and all examples I have seen have been fabulous.

Breeding information:

2018 Breeding fee is 750.00 USD

Plus mare care.

Includes first collection.

Additional collections  and shipping not included.

Local AI fresh options available.

Recent clean bill of health of mare for live cover breeding required

AI training scheduled for late FEB 2018.

2018 Expected foals at VanRoyal Canadian Horses:

Ranch-L Xabon Janine

Norchesnes Fellow 
Petronie

Garoy Palmer Belle

Litjens Rubi Altima


CANADIAN HORSE BREED INFORMATION

Typically Canadian, the Cheval Canadien has been the unsung hero of North American horse breeds. Over a span of about 150 years, from 1665 when the first horses were sent over to Canada by King Louis XIV of France, the breed developed in Quebec from foundation Spanish, Norman, and Breton stock. Only the fittest survived the harsh winters, scarcity of feed and hard work, earning them the nickname “Le Petit Cheval de Fer” or “The Little Iron Horse”.

A calm and willing disposition, excellent feet, stamina and strength, made it an ideal cavalry horse, and by the mid 1800’s Canadians were sold by thousands to the U.S. Army. They found their way into the early stud books of the Morgan, Standardbred, and Tennessee Walking Horse breeds.

Sadly throughout the 1900’s, the breed number diminished to the point to where, outside of the province of Quebec, the Canadian Horse became virtually unknown. During the 1970’s, the breed hit an all time low when only approximately 400 registered Canadian Horses remained in existence, and less than 5 registrations were being recorded per year. Fortunately, since that time, dedicated breeders have worked diligently to save the breed from extinction and to preserve it according to the traditional and historic breed standards. The breed has slowly made a comeback and the population now stands at approximately 6000 horses. Most notably, today’s Canadian Horse still retains the same qualities that made them famous throughout North America centuries ago. Unfortunately the same can’t be said about many other North American developed breeds today.

Ranging from 14-16 hands and 1000 to 1400 lbs, they are most frequently black but also may be brown, bay or chestnut. They are hardy easy-keepers, strong and willing to work all week long, yet still exhibiting the presence, style and multi-talented nature to draw a fine carriage or win a jumping competition on the weekends.

In recognition of the breed’s contribution to the history and development of the country, the Canadian Horse was named the official National Horse of Canada in April of 2002.

The Canadian is well known and respected as a pleasure and combined driving horse and has continued to gain popularity as a riding horse, both English and Western, for recreation and competition. Canadians have proven their versatility in a number of disciplines, from jumping and dressage, to driving and pulling, to back country trail and cow work.

What’s in a Name?

You can tell a lot about a Canadian Horse just from its name. Each name contains three parts which must be included in the following order – the herd name, the sire’s name and the horse’s given name.

The Herd Name
Canadian Horse breeders register a herd name with the Canadian Horse Breeders Association to use when naming all foals born to mares they own or lease. This herd name must be unique as it identifies your breeding program from all other breeders of Canadian horses. This herd name may be your farm name, your last name or any unique name that has not already been registered. This name can also be a compound name.
The same herd name in two horse’s name does not necessarily mean that both horses are related to each other, for example: “Maple Lane Thomy Ellie” and “Maple Lane Duc Athena” are not related at all, but “Maple Lane” (herd name) means that both mares were owned or leased by the same individual/farm at the time they were bred.

The Common Sire’s Name
The sire’s name is the second portion of the horse’s full registered name. For example: “Maple Lane Rebel Windsor” and “Maple Lane Rebel Sally” were both sired by the same stallion “Maple Lane Duc Rebel”.

The Horse’s Given Name
The horses’ given name forms the last part of its full registered name. For example: “Maple Lane Thunder Legacy” where “Legacy” is the given name.

Assignment of Letters

A different letter of the alphabet is assigned to each year and foal’s name must start with the assigned letter of the year the foal is born. For example, the letter ‘B’ was assigned for 2014, the letter ‘C’ for 2015 and the letter ‘D’ for 2016.


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