(Sorraia x Kiger Mustang)
Showing off his exquisite Iberian form, Interessado does his best to impress. September 2010
By the time Interessado was born 04Aug08, Animado was already four months old. Two additional entries from the Journal of Ravenseyrie archives share more details about the birth of this soulful stud colt. You can access these entries by clicking here and here.
The first thing you will notice is how extensive the "crimped" hair effect is on Interessado as a foal, so dramatic and comprehensive one gets the impression a definite "zebro" has been born. But these stripes are not due to different pigments of hair colour, but rather to the way the light hits the "furrows". The texture is a bit like fine corduroy and the pseudo-striping effect is the same...a pair of grey corduroy trousers do not have an actual two-toned colour in the fabric, but the effect of the light hitting it makes it seem so.
Though the crimped hair and "pseudo-striping" had disappeared, one can see Interessado had a strong dorsal stripe and stripes as well on his front legs.
By the end of October, Interessado and Fada looked like two peas in a pod, all dark, with buff hair inside their ears.
(Fada is on the left, Interessado on the right)
During the early summer of 2009, Interessado (meaning "interested" in Portuguese) demonstrated just how interested he is in the elements of his environment by investigating a local porcupine, perhaps a bit too intensely! You can read about this episode in Interessado's young life, here.
As a yearling, Interessado's leg stripes were shrouded by black hairs making for solid looking, uniform colour, yet still a hint of his dorsal stripe could be seen. (Left to right: Animado, Interessado and Fada)
Here they are as two year olds, with Interessado looking almost completely black at this stage of his growth. (Left to right: Interessado, Fada and Animado)
Interessado's extremely dark (dare I say black?) coat colour still from time to time gives the impression of showing his dorsal stripe. So much so that I often find myself taking photos of him from behind to see if I can spot it. I took quite a few on Christmas day, and frankly, at this point in this very attractive stud colt, I cannot detect a dorsal stripe any more.