April showers bring May flowers …. or in our case instead of flowers it will be horses. If all goes according to plan, two new additions from the United States will make their way across the Atlantic. My heart has always been beating more for the taller miniature horses. The two new girls are exactly what I was hoping to find.
“Little Kings In Fashion” is a stunningly beautiful yearling filly. With her solid bay color she is the perfect addition to Magic and Fleurie. But luckily she has a white sock which makes things in the barn and pasture a bit easier ;-). She is sired by “In Cahoots” (Hooty), a Modern Shetland stallion with outstanding movement which he is passing on to his offspring. There is a short video of him on YouTube. In addition he already sired many highly successful offspring. One of them is “Little Kings In Demand (HOF)”. He is a 2017 Congress Grand Champion and National as well as National Reserve Champion.
We are of course very excited to see how she will be maturing. Not only is she beautiful, she can also move and will make a great driving prospect in the future.
We didn’t want Fashion to make the flight to Europe all alone. Therefore found another mare perfectly suited for our small breeding program. “Cross J Painted Gem” is a 4 year old black and white Pinto (yes, really a Pinto, not another solid bay mare!!!) American Shetland mare. With 38 Inch she is small enough to also be registered as a Miniature Horse. She is a very elegant mare with huge Country Pleasure movement and excellent disposition. Mike Rosauer (Stars Miniatures & Shetlands) trained her to drive. After her arrival in Europe she will be in training with Sophie Monchicourt (So Chic Miniatures & Shetlands, France). She will be shown in Halter and also Country Pleasure Driving.