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BLACK RAVEN SABEN

DIEGO MC X MODA K

DOB MAY 11, 2006

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summer 2008

FOR SALE
$18,000

I would consider trading Saben for a high quality Andalusian mare or filly-any age-weanling/yearling is fine (I love the foals).

 

Saben has had 60 days of profession under saddle training. He has always been easy and very willing with no bucking, bolting or spooking. Please see the videos below. He feels quite safe/solid under saddle-but he is still green.

Saben is about 15.1 (barefoot) and has a very round Baroque build. He knows that he is a stallion, but he is very managable. He is used to being housed/worked right near other horses.

Black Raven Saben is a Pure Spanish Andalusian DNA tested Black, registered with the IALHA.

He is a perfect blend of old world Baroque type and modern elegance. He is amazingly well balanced and can move in any direction at any speed without missing a step (think bullfighting horse). He has amazing "sit" and loves to bounce around on his hocks when he's out playing in the field. His gaits are amazingly smooth and easy to ride-easier than any gaited horse that I have ridden.

His sire has produced many successful dressage and sport horses-check out the Tintagel website at the link below. Saben's dam is a daughter of Cordobes XX. Cordobes has been featured on the cover of Vavra's Horses: Ten of the World's Most Beautiful Equines. The videos do not do Saben justice. He is not particularly fit or well groomed. They do show his basic temperament. He was simply pulled out of the paddock and put into work in the Spring after after having had many months off due to the tough New England winters. He is also quite sunbleached in these videos-his coat gets very black with limited sun exposure......

 

 

Please excuse his nose on the ground-He really wants to smell that mare manure!

 

These videos were taken in April 2009. Saben hadn't been worked all winter long and hadn't gotten a whole lot of serious play time as it had been so icy everywhere.

I sent him to Cathie's for a change of scenery as he hadn't left my farm since he was a weanling. I just wanted to get him gently started under saddle -he won't do any serious work until next year as I don't like to push the young horses before they are mentally and physically ready

He had not been trailered since he was a weanling. He was perfectly quiet on the two hour trailer ride and settled in almost immediately at Cathie's place. He got along great with his "neighbors"-the only divider was a simple board fence and a couple of strands of hot-wire.

He really is a sweet, friendly stallion:)

 

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Beautiful!

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Great sense of Humor!

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Extremely agile!

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Althletic

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and Polite with the mares

The following series of photos was taken shortly after Saben's 2nd birthday

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Saben wears a surcingle for the first time-no big deal...saben

 

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Future Reiner.....This was not a forced turn-we don't work him this hard-one of the fillies was running on the outside of the pen-but boy can move like a bullfighting pro...any speed..any direction...effortless!

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And he's sweet too!

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Got any more cookies anyone....

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Saben as a yearling

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Oh Great...more snow!

Saben as a weanling

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Saben wandering around the barn getting to know his new friends:) Here is is meeting my mini stallion Cody

 

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Cordobes XX, Saben's maternal grandsire

 

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To see more of Diego, go to

Tintagel Andalusians

 

Author Unknown

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a horse,"
or, " that's a lot of money for just a horse".

They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs
involved for "just a horse." Some of my proudest moments have come about
with "just a horse."

Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a horse," but I did not
once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by
"just a horse," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a
horse" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a horse," then you will probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

Just a horse" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and
pure unbridled joy.

"Just a horse" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better
person. Because of "just a horse" I will rise early, take long walks and
look longingly to the future.

So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a horse" but an embodiment of
all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and
the pure joy of the moment.

"Just a horse" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away
from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a horse" but the
thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a woman/man."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a horse" just smile, because they
"just" don't understand.