“…We are the dreamers of dreams”
Arthur O’Shaughnessy, Ode
Blue Rock Fintan
Wildwych Wily Casanova X *Murvey Inver Lor
2013 purebred Connemara stallion
Heterozygous grey from bay
9 inches of bone
Fintan came to Blackwing as a two year old with minimal handling. He walked off the trailer and into a busy hunter jumper barn without batting an eye. In the spring of his three year old year, he was started under saddle then spent the summer out with his first mares. In the fall he left the farm to head back to the hunter jumper barn. Within the first two weeks, he was hacking out alone and in mixed company, crossing highways and ditches, going through standing water, riding alongside traffic and through neighborhoods. He attended his first hunter/jumper clinic early the following year where he was impeccably behaved in mixed groups. He spent most of his four year old year going various places with the idea of his learning to be both a breeding stallion and a riding pony at the same time. By his five year old year, he was ready for real work. He attended multiple clinics- both dressage and jumping with clinicians such as Buddy Brown, Leif Sorensen, and Laureen McKenzie. He attended his first horse show doing the 2’6” jumpers where he was clean and clear in all but one class. He was shown at that show by a 13 year old girl. During that year he was ridden by adults and children of all ages and abilities, hacked out alone and in mixed company, and when at home lived companionably with his mares. His six year old year, he again attended several clinics, was reserve champion in his first baby green hunter division and was again shown in the hopeful jumpers being clean and clear in all but one round. He was the lead line trail class mount for two little girls at the Region 3 Connemara show the same day he competed in his first horse trials. In three months time, he went from never having put a hoof on a cross country course, to finishing the season with a 4th place in Novice at Oktoberfest at the Kentucky Horse Park. Dream On, Fintan. We’ll be dreaming with you.
Fintan’s oldest offspring are 2 years old in 2019 and they are maturing beyond my expectations. All are lovely movers, with kind dispositions. They are true “people ponies” who leave their equine friends to be with their humans more often than not. Along with his lovely movement and good temperament, Fintan adds bone, substance, and Connemara type to both his purebred and halfbred offspring. His intact son, Blackwing Goodnight Moon out of Wildwych Dreamtime (Aran Milano- AUS), won the yearling class at the 2019 Region IV Connemara show and was 5th in the all males of all ages class at the 2019 Region 3 show. His son, Blackwing Tale of Desperaux out of Wildwych Lantana (*Glenormiston Flurry Knox) will soon travel to Scotland to his new home abroad.
“I’ve heard tell that what you imagine, sometimes comes true.”
Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory