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⥊ THE BRETHREN COURT ⥊ Warlander ☠ Embassy

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May 29th, 2022 9:25:06am
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Welcome all to The Warlander Embassy. I am your host, Mako, and I am very excited to be sharing the news of my appointance as Warlander Ambassador. The Embassy itself is up and running; in the coming weeks I will be finishing the layout, so for now, you can read all about this incredible breed below.

The Warlander

The Warlander, a breed that initially began only as a dream, combines the beauty and grace of the Friesian with the intelligence and athleticism of the Iberian horse (usually a PRE / Andalusian). Dedicated breeders of both breeds worked hard to selectively breed the oldest and purest strains of each breed, ensuring that the produced offspring inherited only the best qualities of both.

Since both base breeds are so strictly inspected for type and for conformation, it ensures that the Warlander begins as a breed with a greater purity of line than many of today's well-established breeds. Warlanders have quickly proven themselves in everything that had been hoped for. 

This cross has been popular in Europe for decades, but it was only in the early 1990's that the Classical Sporthorse Stud in Australia began the dream of "a sporthorse for the new millenium".

Breed Standard

The following is defined by the International Warlander Society and Registry, in order to establish the Warlander bloodline:

1) Iberian refers to horses registered as the Pura Raza Espanola or Lusitano, or the registered and recognized cross of the two breeds, Pure Spanish Portuguese bloodlines. Iberians must be DNA tested and registered by an established registry that is recognized by the IWSR.

2) Friesian refers to horses registered and recognized as pure Friesian, with either of the American registries Friesian Horse Association of North America or the FPZV USA, or their European parent registries, the Friese Paarden Stamboek and the Friesenpferde-Zuchtverband e. V. (FPZV) respectively.

3) Warlander refers to the crossing of the Friesian and Iberian horse. The produced offspring must not be more than 75% nor less than 25% of either of these two base breeds. No other breed influence is permitted. Warlanders may be bred to eligible Warlander, Friesian, or Iberian lines as long as the above criteria is maintained.

Conformation

The Warlander must be no less than 14.3 hands at the withers by age four. No taller than 16.2 is preferable, up to 17 hands will be permitted if all other conformation criteria are met. The Registry strongly encourages breeders to breed for no taller than 16.2 in an effort to maintain the breed as a baroque type horse.

All solid coat colors are permitted. Roaning, pinto, or appaloosa coloring are not permitted. White markings are allowed below the knee. White facial markings are permitted.

The head is carried upright and shows the stamp of nobility. The profile is straight or slightly convex. The forehead is deep with the eyes set well below the ears. The face should be lean and smooth ending in a long, narrow nostril with the inverted comma shape. Lips should be firm and tactile, and ears are curved with with a slightly inverted tip.

The eye should be of a triangular shape, large, and set well apart. They should be alert yet soft, with an air of intelligence.

The topline of the Warlander should give the impression of grace and elegance. It flows smoothly from the poll in a graceful curve down the neck to slightly set back well-rounded withers. The back is straight and strong flowing from the withers in a straight line to a well-rounded croup. The overall look should be a smooth line that flows gracefully. The shoulder is well sloping, long, and muscular with a 50-degree angle.

Legs should have solid bone, without being overly heavy. They must be set well at every corner of the body, in a naturally square position. Legs should point forward without deviation. The pastern should be well let down (45 degrees) and not be too short or too long. The cannon bone should be clean, rounded in front, broad, and flat on the sides, with substance denoting a horse of saddle horse breeding. The knee is broad, flat, and correctly placed in the vertical line of the leg. The forearm should be well muscled and long in proportion to the cannon. The hind legs should be straight and well-muscled at the gaskin. The hock should be clean and free from blemish.

The Warlander is a balanced, smooth, strong coupled horse bred for riding. Warlanders should convey the impression of both functionality and beauty. The Warlander carries itself with impulsion and grace, its movement should be floating and effortless, with natural suspension and drive. It is easily capable of collection, as its conformation and breeding are focused on the ability to do so. The temperament is docile and willing with a natural intelligence. They are calm and accepting of new situations with an "old soul" attitude that is a pleasure to work with.

For You

I will be offering Store Pairs of Warlanders with custom linearts and reflecting colors from Mango's PRISM program, free for new breeders. The pairs will be up for sale when they hit 300k to ensure their training is continued. Price TBD for established breeders (gen 2 or higher).

Sale of each pair will include a custom complex animal image and a personalized animal CSS. 

Each month, the Embassy will be showcasing a Breeder Spotlight, in which the efforts of the breeder are highlighted.

Monthly raffles will also be offered for pairs from my own personal lines of Warlanders (currently Gen 3). These pairs will also include a personalized image and animal CSS. 

There will also be training contests throughout the year to amplify and bring awareness to this incredible breed.

Stay tuned for more Embassy news and events!

Available Pairs

 




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