The day before I took to my pit, when I was feeling absolutely fine and not coughing my guts up, Bjørn, our trainer, popped round to give Daisy a riding lesson and then offered to take look at Efstur. It is always to have a second opinion and to know whether I am on the right track or not.
Efstur is a sweetie. Very easy to work with. Not a mean bone anywhere. Just sunshine, smiles and lots of willingness.
First, Bjørn asked me to stand him up. This is a show thing and one I am not particularly good at.
Efstur has been my best friend all winter so he didn’t really understand when I wanted him to look less interested in me and more of a superhero.
Yes, I know his headcollar is way to big for him but it is not really serving a purpose so it doesn’t matter.
We worked on this standing smartly special skill.
And sort of managed after a while.
Then we loosed Efstur and asked him to move around the indoor school and show us his natural gaits. There was trot, walk and a lovely tölt appeared. All very nice.
Efstur from Thordale is two years old this January. He is still a colt. His castration is undecided and, as he gets on very well with Taktur, then he can stay a colt for a while longer and hopefully benefit from the stallion muscle development. He is also has a BLUP (Best Linear Unbiased Prediction) of 114 and is 5 gaited.
This is Daddy.
Sire: IS2002187662 – Álfur frá Selfossi
Dam: IS2002287901 – Brá frá Reykjavík
Whatever the future holds for Efstur, I am sure it will be exciting. He is such a nice chap.