Wilga Park Morgans
Wilga Park Silver Sabre
Read about Silver Sabre below ... Latest photos are as a 3 year old colt.
Silver Sabre is a smokey black colt ... in fact homozygous black with one cream gene! Just what I had wished for in a Cortez x Calypso Eagleview Skybeau - see her story colt. He is rather precious to us as he was an embryo transfer foal. Calypso (aka Eagleview Skybeau) had a traumatic breach birth in 2012 where she lost her beautiful big buckskin filly, so the decision was made to attempt a couple of embryo transfers ... and with time Calypso might be ready to carry one of her own. (Calypso managed to give us one last filly - the only one of her breeding - Wilga Park Sassafras)
This glorious boy has the most beautiful temperament.
Sabre is growing into a spectacular young colt. His mind is so sensible and he is so very trainable. He will certainly be following in his father's footsteps as a stallion with that recognisable trait - superb temperament. He also has the athleicism that the combination of Cortez and Calypso genes bestow on their progeny. I am excited about this boy's future as an equine athlete.
Sabre has two older full siblings, geldings Serjania and Santa Cruz, and a younger full sibling, Filly - Sassafras, who are also EE aa nCr ... homozygous smokey black. The geldings live in the same paddock in Victoria. Jan who bought Serjania as a 15 month old gelding just had to have another one like him for her daughter ... so snapped up Santa Cruz when he was just two months old. He also has a bay full brother (just 3 months younger) carried by another surrogate mare, Vroom. His name is Summer Storm and he is another superb example of this wonderful cross.
Sabre is beginning to be recognised in the Show Ring as a horse who will be a wonderful saddle horse ... and he is bringing home Reserve Champion Ribbons over the older stallions being shown.
Description of the Silver Sabre:
"This multi-purpose sage has the striking good looks of an ornamental, plus the delicious flavour of a culinary herb. Sage was always revered as a wonder herb that cured all diseases and was even thought to have magical qualities. It was regarded with the utmost respect from all corners of the world, from the Egyptians to the Native Americans."
… Striking good looks, magical, delicious, command respect … all these words are a perfect description of this beautiful specimen of Morgan horse.