Celtica DD) DOB 4-25-10 -
Beautiful PRE colt by Imported PRE Stallion
Viviano III from Yeguada Ayala and Reserve
Champion mare Celtica DD. Heroico was born
Sunday morning about 8 am. Heroico
looks like he is 42-43" tall. Very leggy.
He is definitely the calmest and sweetest foal
we have ever had. He has a nice canter and
we are waiting for him to build some muscle and
size to be able to evaluate his movement at the
trot. Heroico will eventually grey
although we do not see any grey on him yet.
His sire is black bay so he will carry color.
His dam Celtica is homozygous chestnut under her
grey so he definitely carries chestnut. I
suspect he is black/bay like his sire.
5-09-10 - Heroico's nick name should be "hot
rod" or rabbit (Conejo in Spanish). It
didn't take long for Heroico to figure out that
he ran run and play. He's still
super sweet and calm when you are petting him.
But, he certainly has a playful side and he
loves to race around and show you how he can
stop on a dime and turn and spin. I think
he must have been a cutting horse in a previous
life. He's very athletic and agile and in
complete control of his body. Something
you don't usually see in new foals.
Heroico definitely is a leggy foal. I've
looked over the photos and he is at least as
tall as his siblings. He should reach 16H
without a doubt. At the moment he does not
have a grey hair on him but I expect him to turn
grey at some point. I do love the right
black/bay color that he is now. He is the
same color as his sire Viviano. He
definitely has some of his characteristics too.
I've spent quite some time looking over
Celtica's other foal's baby pictures and I can't
decide who he looks the most like. This is
our first non-Remate foal by Celtica. He
seems to resemble Gabriana and Etico the most
but has Vivano's more refined features. I
am sure that Heroico is going to be an
absolutely stunning stallion.
7-24-10 We trimmed Heroico's mane and tail
today. Boy, does he look better! He
has such a beautiful face. He takes after
Viviano quite a bit although I can still see a
lot of Celtica in him and the similarities to
her other foals. Heroico has really
straight correct legs. I love his
personality. He is very cool headed about
new things and was a good boy for the clippers.
After a few minutes he stood and let me clip his
whiskers without being tied up. He's
actually not even halter broke and today was his
first introduction to the halter and lead rope.
We put a halter on for a few minutes and then
let him wear the rope and play with it.
Afterwards, he was then very curious about his
mother's halter and lead rope and proceeded to
nibble and pull on it. He still loves to run and
tear around the pasture bucking and playing and
showing off. I think he still thinks he
was supposed to be a sprint horse. He does
love to take off full blast. He is on track to
be over 16H.
8-28-10 Heroico is such a
sweet well behaved boy. Very easy to work
with. He's learning how to lunge already.
He's quite sunburned from the sun but he'll be
getting a new darker winter coat in a few
months. I had a chance to get a glimpse of
his wonderful dressage movement today.
It's been such a hot summer than I wasn't able
to get a decent video of him. It's been
100+ and humid. But, it has finally
started cool off to more normal temperatures.