2005 Full Papered Stallion
Frans x Hearke
Registration # 200505612
This was the one we were waiting for - the last foal by the great Frans 289. Random was born around 8:30 in the morning on May 24th, 2005, and he was a star from the moment he came out. This colt has presense and personality that is difficult to describe with words alone. He is smart, sassy and determined, but still can't resist snuggling up for a good butt scratch.
Random is all of the best of both his parents. He has his sire's handsome face, his dam's long gorgeous neck, and a perfect apple rump. He is one of the few Friesians I've seen with a really good natural canter. And his trot, well, if he slows down long enough to show it off, it is spectacular.
Random was the last colt presented to the judges at the 2005 keuring in Monroe, WA, and he sure gave everyone a good show and a good laugh. Whether it was rearing while the runner tried to get him to stand, mounting his mother while they walked, or galloping full tilt around the arena instead of trotting, Random had no intention of cooperating with anything we wanted! But even though they barely saw even one step of his trot, the judges still awarded him a third premium, and said they would have loved to give him better.
Random was shown to the judges again as a 4 year old in 2009. Throughout the entire keuring, he was the picture of a perfect gentleman. He was the only stallion there, and there was only one gelding, so almost every horse on the property was a mare. And yet Random was extremely well behaved the entire time! He spent the entire time on either a halter and lead rope, or in his white bridle - no stud chain at all.
Once again, Random was the last horse shown at the keuring. The runners were exhausted. Random was stood, walked, and did his first round at the trot with the small female runner leading him - again, he was a very good boy, even though he could have dragged her around the ring easily. And on his second run, with the taller male runner, he really opened up and showed how he can trot! The judges had extremely positive comments regarding his gaits. His relaxed, stretching walk and extremely powerful trot were both praised highly. They were also happy with his racial type. They commented that they did want to see more development in his hind end, and length in his forearm.
Full papered, the last offspring from a famous father, and spectacular in his own right - Random will be one to watch in the coming years. He is ideally suited to be either a driving or a riding horse, and he has the temperment to do either while staying an intact stallion.
Random is sold!
Random at his adult keuring in Olds, Alberta, August 24, 2009.
Random watching the girls, October 10, 2008.
Random in the field, September 28, 2008.
Random showing off, September 27, 2008.
Random moving out, April 20th, 2008.
Random in the ring, January 26, 2007.
Random in the field, summer 2006.
Random outside with Quantum, October 13, 2005.
Random at the keuring, Sept. 21, 2005.
Random in the field, Sept. 11, 2005.
Random's sire, the famous Frans 289.
Random's dam, the star mare Ourenske H.