Thunder rolled and a colt was born. Rain pelted on the metal roof, lightning flashed across the sky and with a crash of thunder the big mare gave one last heave and with all of her might pushed. Head and feet had been appearing and disappearing. This time the shoulders were released and the colt burst out onto the ground. Mystic’s Rolling Thunder had arrived!
His mother, Rose, is a beautiful red roan and stands at 15.3 hands. She is half Belgium and half Curly. His sire, Mystic’s Miracle was a full Curly buckskin stallion standing at 15 hands. Thunder developed into our gentle giant. He matured at 16.2 hands and weighs nearly 1500 pounds. His bone structure favors the Belgium breeding, but his curly coat and gentle personality speak of his American Bashkir Curly origins.
Thunder’s most endearing or annoying quality is his love for human interaction. If anyone is in the barn, they must have come to give him attention. Consequently he is pounding on his stall door reminding you that he is waiting, impatiently. When it comes time to let the horses out for the day, Thunder will stand at the entrance to his stall until you acknowledge him and then he will exit.
Everything about Thunder is special, including his coat color which is a bay roan. What is that? A bay horse is all brown with a black mane, tail, muzzle, leg markings, and ear tips. Roaning is white hairs sprinkled like powdered sugar all over the body coat. It is really rather uncommon in the horse world.
When Thunder canters, the ground shakes. Yet this gentle beast does his best to understand the needs of his rider and to protect him. However, it is advisable that the rider pays attention and learns to duck when trail riding on Thunder!