April 1, 1991 to July 21, 2018
“Diamond’s Crown Royal” was euthanized today in Kentucky. Crown, as he was lovingly called, was a very special American Saddlebred Horse. He was almost 28 years old and was stubborn and lovable. He pulled at your heart. Crown was David’s very first horse, and they used to trail ride together. He was not an easy horse, but a very brave horse. He loved playing polo soccer with other horses using a huge ball. He was a terror at the game when younger.
Crown had a very unique characteristic called “Birdcatcher spots,” or white coat markings. These are small random spots that come and go spontaneously and may reappear in other parts of the body. The spots are named after an Irish, red thoroughbred stallion named Birdcatcher in 1833. They appear to run in families and may be genetic.
Crown added great joy to our lives, and it is hard to let go. We are grateful he was part of our family for so many years.
Red Raven Farms is named after the line of Crown’s mother. The dam of Crown’s mother was “The Red Raven.” That may be where he inherited his beautiful rich, dark red chestnut color. Never seen another horse like him. His Sire’s line was “Worthy Son” and “Supreme Sultan.”