Friday, 23 January 2009

The Young Spanish Stallion

Danilon will be eight years old this year and the four years that has passed since a chilly autumn day when we visited Madrid in Spain has passed in a flash. The chill wind that was to herald the coming winter was already cutting across the plain from the distant Pyrenees, to Yeguada Suseata where our young Stallion was born, sired by their foundation stallion Official out of a Yeguada Militare mare Jeletita. My husband Charles fell in love with him in an instant, feeling that he would have the scope to add to the gene pool when outcrossed with the Thoroughbred mares we intended to buy for him later on. In the mean time he promised to be an elegant but powerful dressage horse for the future and so a dream was born and Danilon came to Cornwall to change all of our lives.
Time has gone on since the day that Charles circled the arena above Madrid, forging a new relationship with the four year old Spanish stallion and now he is a well know daily sight hacking through the lanes of West Penwith and this will be the story of his journey