Keldan from Haldane Icelandics
- Sex: gelding
- DOB: tba
- Sire: Tandri von Roetgen (Imp.GER)
- Dam: tba
Keldan was bred by Haldane Icelandics in Victoria. He was then owned by Yvonne Lehey for a while, before being purchased by Margaret Swan and coming to Narrawin on a permanent working holiday. Since then, his job has been to entertain visitors, go for long rides in the forest, do horseback archery, skill at arms, mounted melee, and trail courses. He did very well at the 2019 Victorian Horse Archery Championships and has competed in skill at arms events as well under other riders. After an early introduction to armour in 2018, he has had more time doing weapons training. We had a war saddle custom made for him so I can ride him in my full 15th Century armour. He has had lots of practice runs on the quintain, but he has also done full joust passes during King’s Horses / Military Equitation Association training days, which he did in excellent style.
Gaits & Movement
Four gaited. Nice action, groundcovering gait, capable of good speed. Could probably do a flying pace with a bit of training, but we haven’t tried that. Nice canter as well.
Good riding horse type, solid. Great legs, short back.
Keldan is curious, eager and fairly forward. He is eminently sensible though and a very smart horse, who loves new stuff and challenges. He is always first at the gate wanting to do somehing.
Keldan is by the imported chestnut stallion Tandri, who is a fine horse to ride (he was started at Narrawin).