This lovely mare has similar breeding, looks and movement as my all time favorite mare: Scarlett. Furianna's sire is Fascination by the legendary Furioso II and out of an Absatz dam line mare. Fascination is one of the leading sires of premium foals registered with the Oldenburg Verband in the United States. He has sired two approved sons including the top scoring stallion at the 1994 100 day stallion test, Flambeau.
Furianna was an 8.5 premium foal. She was later presented as a three year old and once again was rated as a premium mare.
Furianna has an exemplary personality and is amazing to watch move. Her trot is extremely floaty with a fabulously free shoulder. Her canter is big, balanced and soft. She amazed me with her keen eye as she effortlessly free jumped for fun out in the arena and never missed a distance. If only this mare had been seriously campaigned as a hunter when she was a little younger! WOW! I bet she would have been the talk of the town!
This mare will be bred to stallions with the hunter ring in mind. She should produce fabulous "A" show prospects.
The conformation shot below was taken at 15 years of age with her heavy in foal to Donatelli. She has not been ridden or worked in many years, yet she still looks GREAT!
Here is that Donatelli foal, DONAFUR....now an APPROVED Stallion with the RPSI!
His first foals will hit the ground in 2011. He was bought by his current owner as a yearling in hopes of producing some outstanding sport ponies. She bred him mostly to Sec. A Welshes. Expect pictures of super cute, fancy, outrageous moving ponies very soon!
Update! DonaFur is now in training with a working student at the Poulin Dressage Center in DeLeon Springs! I can't wait to here Michael Poulins' assessment of this stallion. I bred him to be a HUNTER but I bet he can be a great dressage horse as well!
Below pictures taken at the ripe "old" age of 17! Even with a touch of arthritis, she is still a fantastic mover and looks as good as any of my mares half her age! :-)
Here she is fat, happy and pregnant at 18 years of age! This mare is incredibly fertile, such an easy breeder!! I LOVE her!
Click here for her last SIX foals!
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