Sjóli's father, Tígull, is one of the highest evaluated four gaited stallions in the world, 8.60 overall.
8.65 for conformation. 9.5 for tolt & trot. 9.0 for gallop, spirit, appearance under rider.
Like his sire, Sjóli is four gaited. He is a quite promising young stallion. He is worth close
consideration for any breeding program. We started breeding with Sjóli at LoneStar in 2010.
Sjóli has a very attractive front end, including his chest, long raised arched neck, refined
head and rather pretty face. His friendly personality and good temperament match his appearance.
Sjóli means: "king, duke". The King may yet emerge, but the DUKE has definitely arrived! ;-)
Sjóli is becoming a beautiful & powerful young stallion prospect. His gaits are exceptional,
as his movements are very spacious (long & wide). This boy can literally prance & DANCE!
He is for breeding, and is NOT for sale. He will have at least one foal born in 2011 & in 2012.
Sjóli is available for breeding in Texas now, live cover only at this time.
Sjóli's first daughter (Stúlka) was born on 7/18/2011. Stúlka is a Bleikálóttur,
meaning a "light bay dun". She is very good looking! Stúlka is showing long & wide movements.
Sjóli's next offspring is a blood chestnuts. She looks very good and really like to move.
Both have brave personalites and are easy to approach. Þokka starts talking to me as soon as the back door opens.
Sjóli's third offspring is a filly (Sjöfn) out of Rut, one of my best mares.
Notice how his back & croup muscles extends up well above his backbone ...
When at rest, his back is just about perfectly smooth, i.e. you can barely feel his back bone ...
In that regard, I'd say he has an excellent back, i.e. VERY STRONG. His conformation is exceptional.
Picture was taken at age 3.5 years. He is now over 12 years and much much stronger and bigger/wider!
But he is still a sweet boy! Tigull's conformation had 2 faults: slight ewe neck & cow hocked on rear legs.
Sjóli has a noticeable longer neck than Tigull and is not "ewe necked" & has good straight rear legs
(not cow hocked). So Sjóli's conformaiton score should be even higher.
Lone venturesome explorer ...
Copyright <> Drew Doggett
Foals that we've had over the last few years have been sired by six different stallions (3 in Iceland):
- Tígull frá Gygjarhóli - 8.60, one of the highest evaluated four gaited stallions in the world,
9.5 for tolt & trot,...
- Sjóli frá LoneStar - son of Tígull frá Gygjarhóli
- Asi frá Kálfholti - strong 1st Prize Kolkuos breeding stallion, known to give very good movement.
Asi has First Prize for Offspring.
- Moli frá Skriðu - with a 9.5 for trot, 9 for tolt, spirit, etc, with very high movements.
Pictured to the right ... in tolt!!! ------------> (more pics under "Cute/Cool pics")
- Óskar frá Litla-Dal - a very powerful & well balanced 5 gaited stallion; 8.54 talent & conformation
- Stefnir frá Staðartungu-our 2nd Prize stallion, w/great temperament, good
conformation & clean tolt
- Tangó frá Strandarhöfði - 8.55 for talent, a strong five gaited 1st Prize stallion
Tangó's father has Honor Prize for Offspring.
LoneStar Icelanðic Horse Breeðing Ffarm: Locateð near
Georgetown, Texas, USA
Among all else, don't forget to follow your Passions ... life is short !!!
Give us a call at 512-943-9012 (central Texas)... best time is 3pm-7pm CT.
Picture was taken by Barbara Wheeler ... the horses are "American Bashkir Curlys".
Origin is most likely Russian & related to the "Lokai" breed of the Taijikistan region,
though crossed with wild horses including of Spanish origin, Morgans, etc & an Arab stallion.
They date back at least several hundred years in the American west, particularly Nevada,
known for their hardiness, toughness, sure footed, strong hooves, intelligence, exceptional
abilities as much as their curly hair.
True Horsepuppyship! (Colt is: Silver Fawkes, Friesian)