Generously donated by
Wendy and Gabby Harris
Generously sponsored by
Betsy Rebar Sell
Hi everyone, I am Romeo. I was born in Sweden in 2004. In 2007, as a youngster, I was imported to the U.S. where I began some dressage training. After a couple of short years of getting that under by belt, I started on my next career path as a hunter/jumper. My donors, Wendy and Gaby Harris, thought I would be the perfect horse for them. Young, talented, handsome, full of potential and lots of personality as well; quite the package.
Unfortunately, the jumping became a little too much for my rear legs and I was unable to compete consistently. I was disappointed; I loved showing and was quite good at it. In August of 2015, they decided to donate me to Fieldstone Farm. Now that I am here, they are extremely happy for me because I love it and I now have a job that suits me.
As I mentioned, I am a registered Swedish Warmblood bay gelding. My registered name is Nassau and my nickname is Romeo – taken from my show name “Neverending Romance.” I like this name much better as it totally fits me. I am 17-hands tall; yes, I have some long legs. Don’t let my size worry you though, because I am a gentleman. I always lower my head for the halter or bridle. I was taught to have excellent manners. I have one minor character flaw. I like to lick you, if I can, while you are grooming me. Please do not encourage this behavior. I stand very well for grooming and bathing otherwise. I am very good with all the activities in the lessons; they keep it exciting. I may even try and participate in the games too, which is just part of my social personality. Going outside on trail and on the sensory course is tons of fun, too. I really like being here because there is always something to do and I like to be busy!
As my leader you should know that I do have a big stride compared to many of the other shorter horses here. I am not a fast trotter, it is just that my long legs carry me over more ground more quickly. I am easy to lead. When you trot with me though, please do not try and pull on my lead line to slow me down. A gentle half halt and verbal cues work the best. I am a gentle giant who is eager to please. Oh, I almost forgot. I wear bell boots on my front hooves for protection. I will need those for class. You will find them on my stall wall.
I will see you soon!