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.
To the left 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.
February 15, 2017, BB was sent to Ken Swanson of Tara Farm, Raleigh, NC. to get qualified for the 2017 Grand National. BB
exceeded everyone's expectations at Southern and at the Blue Ridge Classic. Since Tara Farm is not showing, we elected to
bring BB home and condition him ourselves for the Grand National. Both Chris and I will be showing him; Chris in hand and
myself in Classic Pleasure Driving. This is quite a feat for us oldies but we have always wanted to show an "R'surene"
at the Grand National under our colors. We are officially Grand National bound! BB won his class with Chris showing in-hand.
He took 4th with Sue in Classic Driving 3yr old and under followed by a top ten in the Junior Classic Pleasure Driving Championship.
Pictures to follow.
Today BB is driving regularly on the 600 acres surrounding the farm. He
is driven without blinkers and is voice command trained.