Sire: FWF FIREDANCE-Saddlebred
Dam: FWF MONA LISA-Percheron
Date of birth 7/29/99
Eclipse is here, he is in good shape and he is awesome! The other horse
you sold down here arrived safe and happy also in Panama City. I never dreamed
Eclipse would be this well built - pics didn't do him justice!
He is built like a tank - good solid base, big strong neck, shoulder,
and rear , he is exactly what I wanted!
Not to mention he is knock down beautiful - please thank Robin and
George for me.
He got in around 4:00 AM after other horse was dropped. The other horse
got turned out and was last seen running and jumping for joy.
While he adjusted to the place I groomed him to reassure him - he liked
that , he is now eating his oats in Courage's stall as his hasn't been
assigned yet. Courage and Bandit got feed early and turned out - they
were happy about that also.
Thank you again - never expected him to be this fantastic - I will keep
Rocky , Courage , and Eclipse
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 9:42 PM
Subject: Courage Driving Pictures
Just an update. Courage is a very good saddle horse now. The last three
times we went out on trails Courage has led. As long as he doesn't try to
snack I give him his head and he cuts the trails perfect. When we head
towards the barn he kicks in what I call the barn stride - just under trot
speed - very brisk. We have to stop and wait for everyone to catch up -
courage stops then turns his head to watch everyone - when they get within
about 20 feet he takes
I have started driving training . First ground drive was in round pen then
we have ventured into arena. I got him a good harness. We have been using
the breast plate and saddle to pull around a tire. Courage shows no
concern about pulling something behind him.
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 6:28 AM
Subject: Fwd: Re: Rocky - Fredericka Western
*Note: Rocky purchased a second horse from Flying W Farms summer of
A Percheron/appendix Quarter horse cross gelding. Rocky named him Eclipse.
Here is the letter we received from Rocky when Eclipse arrived in Florida;
Fredericka I always ride western. I have a Aussie stock saddle and a an
old heavy roper saddle. I have trailed Courage in just the roper saddle as
the horn has saved me more than once during training.We need to remember
that in the old days draft crosses were used to pull the
buggy to church on Sunday , and serve as a saddle horse when traveling
alone. They were all purpose
horses. As far as western goes I haven't found anything Courage doesn't
have all the natural ingredients to do. He neck reins like a quarter horse
and will be pulling a four wheel wagon later this year. When I am able to
get my next FWF horse he will be ponied off of Courage and go everywhere
he goes; by the time he can be ridden he will be used to everything and
will just need a little neck rein training.
I have attached the pictures I have of Courage in western gear.
|June 21, 2000
Just wanted you to know that Courage arrived in good condition and right
on schedule. Please thank Robin for doing a great job in preparing him.
Two people offered to buy him as soon as he got off the trailer. I am
positive that he is the fanciest colt in the Florida panhandle. We had
some trouble getting a lady (dressage trainer) off the trailer as another
one of your horses (Winning Colors) was her pick from the video.
She just loved Colors and wouldn't get off the truck until the transporter
told her he was going with or without her on board. Thanks again for
keeping Courage's purchase a secret from my Wife . We will surprise her
today now that he is settled in . I will write again to let you know her
Don't be surprised if you get some calls from people in this area - the
tape you sent is getting worn out and now one of your beautiful babiescan
now be seen in person.
Thank You Again