Santiago Stallion, Slate Grullo, Feral-born, 1997 Santiago was captured in January 2001, one of approximately 60 horses (including our mares Ramiraand Anica) rounded up at Mountain Home, and placed for adoption. Santiago has tremendous dignity and authority, a true mountain monarch, an intimidating warhorse. Yet he is easy-going, secure in himself and not combative with other males. Years of group socialization, running with a bachelor herd in the wild, may help account for this.
Santiago’s intelligence, quiet commonsense, strength, brio and fluid grace are the epitome of the ideal Spanish Horse. Santiago scored 100% perfect conformation during registry breed inspection. He is a near-perfect specimen of Colonial Spanish Horse, the legendary Iberian horse of antiquity.
He has sired four full-Colonial Spanish offspring out of Ramira, four out of Wildfire,one out of Anica, and many magnificent half-Colonial Spanish offspring, whose style and exceptional good looks speak volumes for the valuable foundation Spanish genetic pool that this stallion represents.