Foaled 21 January 2011
Dam: WoodBarn Belle
Sire: Capleach Fergus 8980
WoodBarn Hector, aged 6 years, is standing at stud at the Marlie Draught Horse Stud in the Southern Tablelands. Hector’s latest foal is Marlie Troy, an Australian Draught colt born 9th November 2017. See: https://marliedraughthorsestud.com/2017/12/07/marlie-troy
We feel Hector is a great example of what is achieved via breeding-up (aka grading up). He is a whole coloured red chestnut, with dark horn hooves. He’s good natured and friendly. Apart from a small biscuit of meadow hay in snowy or sleet bleak conditions, he’s entirely raised on pasture, showing once again the ‘good doer’ of the Suffolk breed.
And extraordinary to look back at how little he was. Hybrid vigour was evident when he was up on his feet before his mother.