Linaje III, aka "Nube"
1993 - 2011
Rest in Peace our dear, sweet, gentle Nube
Nube graced our lives with her extraordinary, beautiful, peaceful spirit and her gentle, sweet nature.
She the gave us the priceless gifts of her wonderful PRE offspring:
The black twins Milagros and Eréndira (aka Chanel and Escada), the big, bold and beautiful mare Leyenda ("Leyla"), the bay mare Náyade ("Naya,") dam of Hipnótica ("Tika,) and unflappable obstacle and trail horse extraordinaire, the amazingly talented and expressive dressage horse and resident clown Novelero, and Avatar, our young PRE heartthrob and up and coming Working Equitation star, in training with the talented Roy Pelkey.
Linaje III, whom we affectionately called "Nube" (Cloud) was truly an angel among horses. Everyone who met her was immediately drawn to her and the rest of our herd just worshipped her as well. She was the love of our herd sire Zilján's life, and they lived together as three year olds until the age of six. She had a regal, very peaceful and deep quality about her that is hard to describe. If she were human she would probably have been deeply wise and spiritual.
Nube was one of the last three daughters of the great stallion Genil who was bred by the world-famous Cárdenas stud in Spain. Genil was Champion of Champions of Spain at the age of three (!) before he was exported. His offspring are coveted for their beauty and noble temperaments.
Nube possessed the precious qualities that has made the Pure Spanish Horse famous for centuries. During the renaissance times, they were coveted by royalty all over Europe as a "horse fit for a king in his hour of triumph". As not all royalty were necessarily gifted horsemen, they needed a steed which could appear fiery and spirited (as well as impressively beautiful) while actually possessing a kind, unflappable, reliable and obedient nature. Nube has all these attributes in spades! You could safely have put a baby on her back and she would have taken great care of him or her.
Nube and her new baby Avatar
Nube and her tall filly Leyenda ("Leyla"--Linaje III x Ziljan)
Nube (left) and Ziljan in their youth. They lived together then (lucky Ziljan!)
Nube and her twin (BLACK!) 2007 fillies Erendira and Milagros (aka Chanel and Escada)
(Linaje III x Ziljan)
Nube and Leyla
Nube and her last foal, the black (with the grey gene) colt Avatar
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