Blue Rock Fintan

 

Blue Rock Fintan, June 2017, 4 years old

Wildwych Wily Casanova X *Murvey Inver Lor by Currachmore Cashel
2013 purebred Connemara stallion
 15.1h
Heterozygous Grey from bay
N/N
2018 Stud fee: $700 LFG

Pedigree

Fintan, spring 2017

We had the chance to purchase Fintan late in his two year old year. He came to Blackwing as a barely handled young stallion and pleased us all with his willing and eager nature. Fintan is brave, kind, and athletic with gaits that improve on both his sire’s and his dam’s. Wanting to give him time to mentally and physically mature, we chose to wait until summer of his 3 year old year to use him on our mares. He covered his first mares- Wildwych Lantana, *Fairyhill Queen, Wildwych Dreamtime, and *Glenormiston Clemma. All four were confirmed in foal and the countdown to his first foals began. In August of 2016, Fintan was started undersaddle. Like his sire, Fintan was a gentleman under tack being ridden by all ages in groups that include mares, geldings, and even his father. In his four year old year, our plan is to slowly bring him along, allowing him to set the pace while he continues to grow and mature. He has been jumped a handful of times, been ridden off the property alone and in groups, and is regularly trailered to my work (hunter/jumper barn) for lessons. In everything, he maintains his willingness and desire to work. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this talented young guy.

 

Late May of 2017, Fintan’s first two foals arrived. Wildwych Lantana (Bella) had a colt, Blackwing Tale of Desperaux, and Wildwych Dreamtime had a colt, Blackwing Goodnight Moon. (Yes, our theme for the year is children’s book titles.) Not quite a month later, *Fairyhill Queen gave birth to another colt, Blackwing The Lightning Thief. And lastly but definitely not least, *Glenormiston Clemma gave birth to a darling colt, Blackwing A Wrinkle In Time. With the exception of the fact that it would have been lovely to have a couple of fillies, we are more than pleased with Fintan’s first foal crop. All four are quality colts with excellent movement, type, and athleticism. They have kind natures and will incredibly performance partners.

Fintan is spending the summer on the south shore, where, along with learning to collect off of a phantom, having semen frozen for later use, and having his first shipped semen pregnancy confirmed, he’s being ridden and worked undersaddle both on the flat and over fences. Here is a link to a video showing his progress. Fintan, summer 2017

Fintan and Gabrielle (trot video)

Fintan and Gabrielle (bareback jumping fun)

Fintan and Corinneall ponies have to learn to play bareback, right?

Undersaddle video (first week under saddle)

Follow the Leader with Dad aka Sly

Video (Late Spring of 2016)

Video of Fintan, age 2, at Blue Rock Connemaras

Video of Fintan, 2.5 years old

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