Several months ago I got an email from someone who had one of only a few of my Trakehner’s progeny. Kroni was bred for two seasons and then, because he wasn’t approved by the American Trakehener Association, was gelded. I knew there were a few of his “kids” out there, but had no idea where.
In the oh-so-small world of the Internet, Ashleigh, owner of one of them, found this site. I’m so glad she did. Not only did she share photos of Kroni’s daughter, who is appropriately named “Carbon Copy”, but also his grandson, “Second Chance” (Ben) and granddaughter, “Jinx”.
Ashleigh wrote of the two she bred, “They have been some of the nicest horses to work with, so versatile, and have unbelievable movement.” Yup, that sums up Kroni to a “T.” It seems that CC more than looks like him, too. She wrote, “I got CC from a friend who got her when she was just 3, I think. I have known her all along and was in LOVE with her. I wanted her so badly. Through the years CC’s owner and I became best friends. CC is A LOT of horse and she hadn’t ever made a really strong bond with CC. She decided that for a present fro undergrad that she would gift CC to me!!!! I was so EXCITED. CC knew she was mine and we have a great connection – even with her little Trakehner quirks!!! :-)”.
Kroni was also a lot of horse, and a horse that required respect and collaboration. He put up some pretty good fights before I figured out how he liked to be ridden; after that he became a willing partner who really tried his best to figure out what I wanted him to do. I’m so glad that his daughter found a rider who could bond with her and bring out her best.
Now, as for the two “babies,” they are simply stunning! Thank you, Ashleigh, for sending these photos to me. I’m sure you understand why it took me awhile before I could post them.