Demeter's Horses Jan 28, 2013 12:32:32 GMT -8
Post by Demeter Carr on Jan 28, 2013 12:32:32 GMT -8
Registered Name>> Taunting Passion
Barn Name>> Tau
Breed>> Fresian Sporthorse
Breed Registry>> FHANA
Coat Colour>> Black Tobiano Pinto
Stable Colour>> Red
Height>> 15.3 hands
Personality>> Tau comes off as being cautious and uncertain, but there is so much more to him than that, if you take the time to earn his trust and let him get to know you - though this isn't as easy as it may seem.
He has a clear set of standards and beliefs, and expects the same of others, with no patience or understanding for individuals who do not value these systems.
When out in the pasture with others, he seems to much more interested in eating than playing and goofing around with the other horses. He won't attack others, but he also won't go out of his way to make friends and will walk away if others get too close.
If he is having a bad day - and these happen more than they don't - the best way to get through to him is to offer him anything with a peppermint scent and it will bring him out of the past more often than not. Though on those days, he's better left for Demeter to handle him. When he has to make a choice between fight of flight, he will fight with everything he's worth.
Caution Around>> Don't approach him too quickly as he'll take fright and may end up hurting someone.
Basic History>> Tau's life started perfectly; he was born at a sporthorse stud farm, his dam a maiden mare with perfect Arabian bloodlines. His sire, a handsome Friesian stallion with beautiful shape and form. With the foal, the breeders got just what they wanted, a mixture of his parents' perfect temperaments and his dam stunning colouring.
Training started from day one for young Tau, and even though it started early, everything was done carefully and with enough time so that the colt was able to take each thing in before something new was introduced.
He was sold off before he was trained under the saddle, and that's when everything went wrong. The young colt was purchased by a man who ran a busy competition yard, and all of the horses were treated like machines. They were tacked up, ridden, untacked, and put back into their stalls. There was no time for taking things slowly, the horses there either adjusted to how things worked or the crumpled under the pressure.
Tau didn't do either. Instead, he fought back. This didn't work out well for either horse or humans and finally Tau's spirit was broken and he finally gave in. But what was the use of a horse with a broken spirit. He was then sent to one auction after another. In the slaughter pen was where Demeter found him, along with a handful of other horses and ponies that she knew she could help.
Owner>> Demeter Carr
Rider>> Demeter Carr
Discipline>> Eventing: Dressage (Novice), Show Jumping (Intermediate), Cross Country (Intermediate)