Stallion Testimonials

Listen to What Others Say About RDL Stallions and their Foals…

“I have been standing stallions for 26 years and your stallions have the best temperament I have ever seen.” Breeding farm owner who trained us to collect our stallions

“I judge a lot of horses and forget most by the next day. I will not be forgetting your stallions any time soon.” International USEF judge regarding Saltador and Dardanos

“I can’t believe you were able to purchase this treasure (Persiles).  He is so well balanced and you can pick out his foals at a glance.” Revision Official from Spain

“These are the best foals our mares have ever produced!” Owner of Texas Mares

“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe these fillies.  Beautiful, friendly, outgoing, intelligent, inquisitive, problem solving…To complete the overall package, their conformation and movement are outstanding.” Ohio owner of thoroughbred mare from the legendary Secretariat

“Anyone can ride this horse; he is 90% horse and 10% rider.” Olympic Reserve rider after her first ride on Magico                                                                      

“I have never seen an Andalusian move like this. Most horses have two good gaits and one that you hope the judge doesn’t care much about.  All 3 gaits of his gaits are outstanding.” USDF judge on Saltador as her Grand Champion Dressage Sporthorse in open show

“Wow, you guys are breeding some great horses.  I just knew that they were related when I saw them individually in the earlier classes.” Judge, reviewing 3 P.R.E. full sisters in Get of Sire class at show

“These are the two nicest half Andalusians I have ever seen.” Regional / National show Judge placing 2 Magico daughters

“I have handled a lot of Andalusians in California and have to say what impresses me the most about the horses out of your stud is their minds. I am working with 2 right now and they both show a lot of sense.  I get a lot of comments on both.”  Trainer with experience on both East Coast and West Coast                                                                                      

“You are to be commended importing such an excellent stallion. (Persiles)”  Trainer/Owner of Swedish Warmblood mare (Olympic lines) in Pacific NW                                                                                                                                                     

"I participated in a Juan Manual Munoz Dias clinic over the weekend.  He selected Paloma (Magico daughter) to ride on the 3rd day.  I have been on a cloud ever since!”  From owner in NY (the Horse Whisperer was filmed partially at their ranch)

“It is truly impressive that Magico can improve a completely nondescript Percheron plow mare into a horse like Sierra. She is strong, absolutely level-headed and has a serious competitive streak. I ride her every day.  I think she could make a great Working Equitation mount.” European dressage rider/owner of draft cross in New Mexico

“My Saltador Oro colt out of my lovely TB mare is just about 16H at 2 years. He is one of the coolest horses ever!! (And I've been around a lot of horses).” Texas dressage competitor

“Mother, how did you let this one get away? Why didn’t you buy this horse? He uses the hind end like a warmblood. Put me in line for next year’s! USDF Gold Medalist who trains in Wellington, FL, on seeing a sold weanling PRE colt sired by Persiles                             

“Normally I only evaluate a semen sample for 48 hrs.  But the Dardanos sample was good for 5 days.  He is super stallion!”  Manager at international breeding laboratory         

"There is something incredibly special about breeders who have bred over 300 foals yet take the personal time and interest to visit those babies every so often! Judy and Walter Henslee your passion is inspirational."  Breeder in Virginia

"Thank you for all you have done for the Spanish horse. So generous with your time and energy bringing new people to our breed and keeping old friends part of our extended family. Your breeding farm is obviously Top Tier!!  Congratulations!" One of the Grand Dams in the Breed, CA

"My heavens, a breeding dose for this stallion (Inolvidable RDL) would be 8 cc's!" Reproductive Specialist at SW Stallion Station