Incredibly beautfiul white grey purebred Arabian mare. Very typey head, tipped ears, long elegant neck with a wonderful back and high tail carriage.(Photos at liberty were taken in winter coat after just foaling her 2008 filly a few hours earlier. Photos under saddle were taken in Winter Dec 2010)
Very rare Polish bloodlines, her sire and dam were both imported from Sweden.
Her sire is a Swedish National Champion and a sire of World and National Champions.... (read more)
Her dam's sire was a Swedish National Champion.
All of Shadow's decendents for over 5 generations are either a National or World Champion, and/or sired by a National Champion and/or have produced World/National champions!
She is a very correct big bodied mare with a lot of substance and charisma. She is very gentle and a great mother who gets in foal easily. I personally have used her to ride out on the lakeside trails. She prefers not to be in the lead and when following another horse will almost seem to be on auto pilot, crossing water, riding along the road, etc. I have taken her out of the pasture; tacked her up and hopped on and ridden the trails without another horse after years of not being ridden and she has done extremely well under saddle. I have an online video at my website showing her riding on a cold freezing windy winter day after a long layoff due to having foals and I just tacked her up and hopped on and went for a ride and she was awesome. She is an incredible fun ride for a confident rider who knows riding cues. She can transform into a high stepping high spirited horse when she is excited, performing advanced dressage moves or trotting out like a park horse that is so beautiful to watch, but does requries and experienced rider to harness the energy.
Shadow can be a spirited horse and has a lot of size, so she would not be suitable for a small child or timid rider. She should be fine for a beginning rider if she is ridden in an arena under the care of a riding instructor or behind another horse on a trail.
She easily keeps up with much younger horses when riding out on the trails and does not require any special shots or supplements to keep her sound. She has great feet and I have never had to put shoes on her. No High heel / low heel syndrom, like so many other Arabian horses. I have had a lot of compliments on how big, beautiful and well behaved she is from even Quarter horse folks when I ride her out on the trail.
She has been primarily used as a Trail Horse, Dressage lesson horse and broodmare. She is currently being ridden regularly on the lake side trails for about 30 miles every weekend and is in very good athletic condition keeping pace with the lead horse without any special effort.
We believe she is homozygous for the grey gene as all of her foals have been grey.
Her only Pinto Arabian filly was exported to Costa Rica to start the first Pinto Arabian breeding program in that country.
Because we are reducing our herd and cutting down on the number of purebred Arabians we are breeding, we are open to selling her to an approved home with long standing vet references, and who is able to afford to keep her with the good horse care and love she has become accustomed to. We are hoping someone who breeds Pure Polish Arabians can use her to continue her bloodlines on or someone that wants a beautiful big white Arabian riding mare to make as their special horse.
PLEASE READ- Shadow has developed grey horse melanoma, which you can read about on the internet if you GOOGLE for it. It is very common in older grey horses and more than 80% of grey horses will get it when they are over 10 years old. . IT is rarely malignent like a melanoma on a nongrey horse would be. It has not bothered her, but it can easily be seen when she lifts her tail. Even if it may meet your visual criteria now, there is no gurantee with time it will remain so in your eyes if you value looks highly. Because of this, we will be very cautious who we sell her to as we would like someone who has had grey arabian horses before and will give her a forever home.
Shadow won at halter, western and hunter pleasure when she was shown at local open shows in her youth. She could have continued to been shown and done very well, but her lineage was more valuable in a breeding program.
Shadow easily gets in foal by AI or natural cover first cycle. She is an easy foaler and a great mother that produces foals taller than the sire. 2 of her purebred Arabian geldings are now over 16H!. Her last foal was weaned summer of 2010, so she is open this year. She can be sold bred to our black arabian stallion or our double homozygous b/w American Paint stallion.
Watch Sara and Shadow - June 2011
Shows her June 2011 being ridden by a beginner rider that has taken some riding lessons. Shadow was tackup and not warmed up, just started riding down the trail.
We have lots of photos and videos of her at our website as well as photo and videos of her offspring.
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