Picasso’s Masterpiece

Picasso’s great dam sire is none other than the amazing Preferent Friesian stallion Oege 267 who is well known in the Friesian world as the “hair man” for passing along his abundance of hair to his offspring. Picasso’s following in his great grandsire’s footsteps and is throwing lots of hair to his offspring as well as excellent conformation and amazing temperaments. Picasso’s mane grew all the way to the floor before we shortened it to past his shoulders due to its weight bothering him. Picasso does not have any Gypsy Vanners in his pedigree. His abundance of hair is from Oege 267.

World Champion Barock Pinto Stallion
93.75 % Friesian Blood and 6.25 % Warmblood
Albano x Bjoris van de Buitenlust
16.3 HANDS  DOB: 4-25-2009     Imported from Denmark
Heterozygous Tobiano (nT) and Black (Ee)

Picasso’s Masterpiece is a Barock Pinto stallion. The breed is also called Pinto-Barockpferd, Barock Pinto, Baroque Pinto, Friesian Pinto, Pinto Friesian, and Friesian Warmblood. Picasso was imported from Denmark in 2009 as a foal. He is registered with ECHA-ESV in Germany. Picasso received the highest scores given to a foal by ECHA-ESV at a Denmark keuring to date. His scores were: Type: 9.5, Construction: 9.0, Correctness: 8.0, Movement: 9.5 Overall impression: 9.0, Total: 45 Points, Mean: 9.0. In the United States he is registered as a Foundation sire with the Friesian Heritage Horse’s new Baroque Pinto Warmblood Heritage Book. He is also registered with the Friesian Sporthorse™ Association (FSA) in the Main Studbook and in the Bronze Elite Performance Book. He is also registered with the Friesian Blood Horse Registry where he achieved Sanctioned Stallion status.

Picasso’s pedigree is very special and only contains Friesian and Warmblood. He gets his thick mane and tail from the Friesian stallion Oege 267 who was known as “The Hair Man” in the Friesian world because horses in his line tend to have the thick long manes and tails that he was famous for. Picasso’s pedigree has more Friesians than Warmbloods and if you go back in his pedigree on his sire’s side, his Warmblood ancestor is the famous Groninger sire named Bonte Nico (also known as Bonte Nico van Friesland). Bonte Nico was the first Barock Pinto. His sire was a Groninger and his dam was a Friesian. Bonte Nico is discussed in the history section of the About Barock Pintos. According to the Vereniging Het Groninger Parrd, (The Groninger Registry and Association in the Netherlands), the Groninger horse is described as “a heavily built Warmblood horse with three good gaits. It is a rare, but versatile breed with a good character.” The Groninger horse provided the foundation for the creation of the Dutch Warmblood and almost went extinct because of it. Picasso’s pedigree traces back to the original lines used to create both the Barock Pinto and the Dutch Warmblood breeds.

Picasso is DNA tested heterozygous for Tobiano, which means he will throw the pinto color pattern 50% of the time. When bred to a Friesian mare there is a 50/50 chance of getting a tobiano foal with each breeding but when bred to a tobiano mare the percentages of a colored foal increase based on the mare’s DNA profile. Picasso has a willing attitude, very calm temperament, is very intelligent and has a strong desire to please, which he passes along to his offspring.

But there’s a lot more to Picasso’s story than just his outstanding pedigree and wonderful disposition. In December of 2009, at only 8 months old, Picasso was severely injured. The horses had night turnout and something spooked them and they broke through a fence that separated the house and yard from the barn and pastures. Picasso fell through the decking surrounding a Jacuzzi. The vet thought he had some type of spinal injury and was almost put down due to his injuries. Picasso is our miracle boy. He fought to live through extreme circumstances that should have killed him. When the vet checked him after this ordeal he had one permanent injury. He snapped the muscle that attaches to the hip bone on the right side. It doesn’t seem to bother him and his other muscles have accommodated for the injured one. At the walk and trot you can’t tell he was ever injured but at the canter and gallop you can see effects of the injury. We decided to wait until he was older to start him under saddle because of the injury and we were doubtful that he’d ever have a show career. But, you know what? He completely surprised us by placing in the top five or by being named Champion or Reserve Champion in every class that he was shown in at IFSHA Grand Nationals and at the Raleigh Summer Dressage I & II. Picasso produces offspring with outstanding conformation and temperaments. We’re truly blessed to have such a wonderful stallion in our lives and so happy that he pulled through a horrific, and nearly fatal, ordeal.

Registries:
Friesian Heritage Horse – Baroque Pinto Warmblood Heritage Book (Foundation Stallion)
Friesian Blood Horse Registry Sanctioned Stallion
Friesian Sporthorse™ Association: Main Studbook & Bronze Elite Performance Book
ECHA-ESV Germany

Show Results:
USEF HORSE OF THE YEAR CHAMPION ROSTER
National 4th : PART BRED FRIESIAN SADDLE SEAT
National 5th : PART BRED FRIESIAN DRESSAGE
National 6th : PART BRED FRIESIAN HUNTER

IFSHA HORSE OF THE YEAR
National 4th : FRIESIAN DERIVATIVE ENGLISH SADDLE SEAT (COUNTRY, PLEASURE, AND PARK)

FSA HORSE OF THE YEAR TOP TEN
Inspection & In-hand awards
2014 RALEIGH SUMMER DRESSAGE I & II
Raleigh Dressage I

Champion – USDF DSHB Stock In-Hand Stallions – 4 Years & Older
Reserve Champion – Stallion Championship

Raleigh Dressage II

Champion – USDF DSHB Stock In-Hand Stallions – 4 Years & Older
Champion – USDF DSHB Friesian IBC
Champion – Stallion Championship
Reserve Champion – Mature Horse Championship

2014 IFSHA GRAND NATIONALS
World Champion Part Bred Friesian Stallions – All Ages – Amateur to Handle
World Champion Part Bred Friesian Stallions – 3 Years & Over
World Champion Part Bred Friesian Dressage / Sport Horse In Hand Stallions 3 & Over
Reserve Champion Part Bred Friesian Country English Pleasure Saddle Seat – Open
Top Five World Champion Part Bred Friesian USDF Introductory Level Test B – 3rd Place
Top Five World Champion Part Bred Friesian Dressage Suitability – Open – 3rd Place
Top Five World Champion Part Bred Friesian English Pleasure Hunt Seat – Open – 4th Place

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