R'surene Kantamos arrived on June 9, 2014. Sired by the two time World Hunter
Pleasure Champion MEM Bailamos and out of the undefeated sport horse/hunter/in hand mare R'surene Carasu, "BB" as
he is affectionally called, solidifies the best of both bloodlines. BB gets his beautiful head and springy trot from his sire
and the conformation, size, and coloring of his dam.
BB arrived after a great
deal of research. When Carasu broke her knee we were informed that she had a 50-50% chance of carrying a foal to term and
she would probably have to be put down when the foal was weaned. With that in mind, we picked what we wanted for our one shot.
That stallion proved to be a golden cross with Carasu. Carasu was overseen at the University of Tennessee Equine Hospital
from insemination to actual foaling. For the last three weeks of her pregnancy she was in ICU to make sure that once she had
the foal she could stand and allow him to nurse.
Below are pictures of BB taken
on September 9, 2014, his three month old birthday. Chris is teaching him to fetch a ball and I wanted to share those pictures
here. Kantamos is special in every way and he has the Morgan personality in spades.
UPDATE: BB is being trained for pleasure driving at Tara Farm, Raleigh, NC. He will be shown by trainer
Ken Swanson at the Southern States Regional the end of May.