October 26, 2018

*Tuscani Dundee


Connor's sire was laid to rest this week.  He was absolutely Connor's breeder's heart horse as well as the foundation of her breeding program.  It's never easy, but it's even harder with the special ones.  She wrote on the Castleberry Cobs Facebook page:

"RIP *Tuscani Dundee. July 1992-Oct 2018. What an honor and privilege to have owned (and be owned) by such a magnificent horse. He truly changed our lives for the good. We have met so many wonderful people and made lifelong friends because of him. He seemed happy until the end when his body began to fail him, and for that I am grateful. He is buried on our farm, between a large Oak and Hickory tree, strong and beautiful like he was. He leaves his legacy through his offspring. If you have a son or daughter of his, or a grand-cob of his, please share a favorite photo (or two) in the comments to honor him. Thank you, Tori Laub for selling him to us. He was a horse of a lifetime."








I wrote a blog post in 2012 about the time I rode Dundee in the Parade of Stallions at the Hoosier Horse Fair.  Even during a thunderstorm, at the State Fairgrounds, being ridden for the first time in a year, being ridden for the first time by me, in front of a crowd with babies in strollers and cowboy hats and tents and who knows what else, he was kind, gracious and focused.


I described him then as "forward, but easily controlled, confident, yet keenly aware of his surroundings."  Just an all around good guy.


Rest in peace, *Tuscani Dundee.  You were so loved, so special and had such a huge influence on the breed in North America.

7 comments:

  1. He sounds very special. I'm glad he had a nice long life, and that he was loved for the duration. Sorry for your loss.

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  2. <3 he was such a handsome, special guy.

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  3. He has such a sweet face. Condolences to your friends.

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  4. I’m really sorry to hear this. He sounds like he was an amazing horse.

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  5. What a handsome guy. Very cool that you got to not only meet, but also ride him!!

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  6. What a gorgeous guy! So sorry to hear about his loss.

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  7. Such a beautiful guy. Condolences to all his friends!

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*Tuscani Dundee


Connor's sire was laid to rest this week.  He was absolutely Connor's breeder's heart horse as well as the foundation of her breeding program.  It's never easy, but it's even harder with the special ones.  She wrote on the Castleberry Cobs Facebook page:

"RIP *Tuscani Dundee. July 1992-Oct 2018. What an honor and privilege to have owned (and be owned) by such a magnificent horse. He truly changed our lives for the good. We have met so many wonderful people and made lifelong friends because of him. He seemed happy until the end when his body began to fail him, and for that I am grateful. He is buried on our farm, between a large Oak and Hickory tree, strong and beautiful like he was. He leaves his legacy through his offspring. If you have a son or daughter of his, or a grand-cob of his, please share a favorite photo (or two) in the comments to honor him. Thank you, Tori Laub for selling him to us. He was a horse of a lifetime."








I wrote a blog post in 2012 about the time I rode Dundee in the Parade of Stallions at the Hoosier Horse Fair.  Even during a thunderstorm, at the State Fairgrounds, being ridden for the first time in a year, being ridden for the first time by me, in front of a crowd with babies in strollers and cowboy hats and tents and who knows what else, he was kind, gracious and focused.


I described him then as "forward, but easily controlled, confident, yet keenly aware of his surroundings."  Just an all around good guy.


Rest in peace, *Tuscani Dundee.  You were so loved, so special and had such a huge influence on the breed in North America.

7 comments:

  1. He sounds very special. I'm glad he had a nice long life, and that he was loved for the duration. Sorry for your loss.

    ReplyDelete
  2. <3 he was such a handsome, special guy.

    ReplyDelete
  3. He has such a sweet face. Condolences to your friends.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I’m really sorry to hear this. He sounds like he was an amazing horse.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a handsome guy. Very cool that you got to not only meet, but also ride him!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a gorgeous guy! So sorry to hear about his loss.

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  7. Such a beautiful guy. Condolences to all his friends!

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