Just like Gershwin’s song is an iconic part of the early Jazz movement, our own Rhapsody in Blue, Parnell’s Leannan, has become a symbol of the Irish Rose. This exceptional stallion has been breeding since 2010 and now has several full-grown offspring to show off his impeccable ability to sire outstanding horses.
Check out some of his foals in the pictures below, and be sure to call Parnell’s Irish Cobs to ask about available breedings.
Here at Parnell’s Irish Cobs, we believe that careful breeding is everything. That is why, when we offer Lee (as he is known around the farm) for breeding, we offer only the best. This stallion has plenty of hair and feather, and while these are extraordinary perks in any Gypsy Vanner, the saying is true that “you do not ride the hair.”
This is a good thing, too; Leannan also passes on his exceptional build, beautiful head, and strong neck, short back, and agile frame. To top it all off, his foals are as sweet and inquisitive as he is. Lee spends his time doing rides, drives, and jumps, and enjoys his days in the pasture with his pet donkey, Tully.
His foals have also shown that they are able, easy-going, and personable. The oldest two are now under saddle and trained for trail rides, and we are sure that the rest will achieve greatness.
What about That Blue Gene?
Each year, Leannan’s color changes, going from almost black as a youngster, to a lighter blue/grey now that he has reached his prime. His distinct dapples, passed down from his sire Clononeen Dunbrody, are easy to spot when you head to the farm. Lee passes his distinct grey color about 50 percent of the time. His foals with the grey gene have all arrived with a flashy Tobiano pattern that will grey over time, but a solid blue/grey is always a possibility if the mare is solid or is heterozygous for the tobiano gene.
Blue or not, your next foal from Parnell’s Leannan is sure to be a showstopper. Your colt or filly will stand out in the show ring for their conformation, on the jump course for their ability, and on the trail for their quiet and eager nature. We can’t wait to hear from you. Let your breeding program can reach its full potential with Parnell’s Leannan.