That is our motto here at Twisted Oaks Farm. Conformation, temperament, dependability, and an ideal. Ideal conformation, or that of the breed standard for the Purebred American Bashkir Curly. A temprament, that surpasses even our expectations of this stallion. His gentle fathering nature, to his soft disposition, and yet the presance that says, I am King. There is no mistaking this stallion for just another stud. At twelve years young, Shadow has shown trainers, that this stallion can be broke at his age. That he can do what is asked of him and exceed their expectations. That this stallion, at a raw stage in his riding years, shows unlimited potential as a show horse in an age old competition that Dressage is. Though he remains yet unshown, his ability in the breeding shed has been undeniably spectactular! With Shadow's Hawk Spirit, aka Heartbreaker, already having been named CSI TL Horse of the year two consecutive years in a row, this was just the beginning. Another stunning son, and full brother to HeartBreaker, is *Angel's Spirit, owned by Barbara Caroll of Stag Creek Farm. Once more, a young stallion that has begun making his own stamp within the breed, Spirit impresses so easily with his near perfect conformation and his absolute, in the palm of your hand, temperament. One more son of Shadow's, a 3 year old gelding named FloraLake Mi-Ebony Gryphon(Pictured), owned by Norma McDonald, already stands an impressive 15.3 hands high and has earned the Conestoga Cadora OPEN Walk/Trot Dressage Championship. Gryphon is expected to mature at least 16.3hh! Even with our home bred, TO Shadows Black Diamond (aka Ozzie) with his show record RCRA Snowflake Bronze Dressage Series in early 2011 came home with 7 first places and a Championship in the Training Level Open Classes! Through and through, and with each new foal crop that has come, the quality of his offspring continue to impress. With their long leg's to steady and even gaits and their trainable attitudes, they are able to pass on their sire's traits with each generation. Tall and elegant horses, long and beautiful necks, and their size. On average, Shadow's progeny range from 15hh to 15.3hh.