Istan Cremello Warmblood

Intro:

This book is park of Xadrienne’s Journeyman project. It covers the breed she’s developing – the Istan Cremello Warmblood – and includes conformation requires, general characteristics, uses, information on their color, and a history of the breed.

OOC: All info included here came from either my semi-intelligent mind, or the following websites:

http://www.img.org/imh/bw/hanov.html

http://www.horses-and-horse-information.com/articles/hanoverian-horse.shtml

http://www.foals.com/hano.htm

http://www.doubledilute.com

History:

The breed was, surprisingly, easy to develop. The first cremello foal born to Xadrienne was out of a palomino mare, Luster, who she had acquired not much before the birth of the foal. Luster had been bred to an unknown stud, who was either a palomino or cremello. Xadrienne was expecting a palomino, so when the foal was born pure white with light blue eyes, she was close to shock. The tiny filly was named Flirt, and Xad fell in love with the color of her on the spot. Not too long after that, she got hold of another cremello mare, Moonglow, who was an impressive looking runner with good conformation and skills at jumping and dressage. She bred her to a champagne stud, Ivory Spirit, and was disappointed when the filly born was champagne as well.

She didn’t give up, though, and re-bred Luster to a Southern Stripe stud, Xoras. The foal was a cremello, and Xadrienne as on her way to developing a warmblooded runner that was consistently cremello and excelled in dressage and jumping – The Istan Cremello Warmblood. As of now, she has quite a few cremellos and palominos she’s using to develop the breed, and a select few have been rejected and given away.

Characteristics:

General conformation: From chest to rump, the ICW should fit into a rectangular frame with all parts put together harmoniously. A regal head with expressive eyes is desired, on a proportioned and well put on neck. The withers are pronounced and extending far back, and the shoulders are sloping. The forearm is long and broad with a comparatively short cannon bone, and straight legs. A strong, but not tight back is preferred, well-padded in the area of the kidney. A long, well-sprung hind rib is also desired, and a broad, slightly sloping croup. Careful attention must be paid to the hindquarters. The hocks must be broad, clear, and well defined; all four pasterns must be of proper slope and length, and the hooves should be well-shaped, strong, and sound

Gaits: Movement as seen from the front and the rear must be straight with no paddling, winging or crossing over.

Impulsion and Elasticity: Impulsion must clearly show from the hindquarters, traveling through a relaxed back swinging with the gait. Movements should be big, yet light and springy.

Gaits: The walk must be ground-covering, relaxed, and regular. The strides must be even and footfalls correct in their sequence – not lateral or pacing. Freedom of shoulders and haunches and a supple back must be evident. They have a floating trot, and a round, rhythmic canter.

Overall Impression and Development: When it comes to size, judgment should be more important. The ICW should stand neither too tall or too short. The height must be proportional to the overall build, and harmony is more important to size. The runner’s build must be in proportion to its age. In general, though, they stand from 15.2 to over 17 hands.

Temperament: Calm and level-headed, the ICW keeps his cool even in difficult situations.

Rideability: The ICW gives himself willinly to the rider, accepting the aids and allowing himself to be rated.

Disciplines: Jumping and dressage, mainly, but they are also good all-around riding runners.

Colors: Cremello only, with the occasional palomino used as breeding stock.

Cremello Information:

The cremello is a result of two crème genes acting on a red-based (chestnut/sorrel) runner. They will have a white mane and tail, just as a palomino would. Some have coats which are so pale that their body will look just as white as their mane and tail, while others are more markedly cream colored. Their eyes are a lovely shade of pale blue, and they have pink skin. Socks, stars, stripes, snips, and dorsal stripes (if they have the dun factor) can all be seen on them fairly easily. Because they are a double dilute, they will always through a dilute foal.

Contrary to popular belief, they are NOT albino. Many people believe that since they are white with pink skin, they must be albino. This is not true. They don’t meet the requirements for an albino. First, they have blue eyes. Albinos always have pink or red eyes. Second, there just aren’t albinos in runners. It has never been found.

You will always get a dilute of some sort when you breed a cremello. Here are the possibilities:

Cremello X Chestnut/Sorrel: Palomino

Cremello X Bay: Buckskin, Palomino, Smoky Black

Cremello X Black: Smoky Cream, Buckskin, Palomino

Cremello X Cremello: Cremello

Cremello X Perlino: Perlino, Cremello, or Smoky Cream (all double dilutes)

Cremello X Smoky Cream: Cremello or Smoky Cream

Cremello X Palomino: 50% Palomino, 50% Cremello

Cremello X Buckskin: Cremello, Perlino, Smoky Black, Smoky Cream, Buckskin, and Palomino

Cremello X Smoky Black: Cremello, Palomino, Perlino, Buckskin, Smoky Cream, and Smoky Black

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