One of the joys of having a horse that’s registered is frantically googling all of their relatives. In the horsey family tree, only a few really matter in my opinion – Sire, Dam, any full siblings, and any half siblings from the same dam. Luckily for me, my search for Simon came up with solid results on several of these categories!
Here’s the quick facts about Earth Colony, Simon’s sire.
Earth Colony (KY)
B , H, foaled February 11, 1991
- Starts: 16
- Firsts: 3
- Seconds: 3
- Thirds: 1
- Earnings: $127,139
- Earnings Per Start: $7,946
- Highest 108
Even though he raced and was obviously bred for the track, Earth Colony today is promoted as a sport horse sire. He’s a big boy (17.2hh!) which us sporty people love, and the Pleasant Colony line in general breeds uphill, good jumping horses. The farm that owns him now seems to use Earth Colony to cross with smaller warmblood mares for sporty, sizeable foals with good bone.
I think he’s a handsome devil myself, but then again I am partial. I also think this is where Simon gets his prominent wither and massive shoulder… oh yeah, and the big ears 🙂
I’m no conformation expert, but what do you think of Earth Colony’s conformation? Don’t worry, you won’t hurt my feelings… it’s not like I have a mare to breed or I’m going to trade my nerd horse in for a new one 🙂