Gut en Tag to Trakehner enthusiasts! I am so delighted to make your acquaintance. My registered name is Filou and I was foaled in 1973. I am one of the original Foundation sires of the AmericanTrakehner Association, as was my sire, Antares. I am 16.2 hands tall and am dark brown which means that I really look black unless you get me out in the bright sunlight...then I'm brown! As you my have already seen I am also decorated with white in the appropriate places. I love carrots, apples and rolling in the mud (its good for your skin, you know).
I have lived as far north as Canada and as far south as South Carolina...I'll have to write a book of my escapades one of these days. I'm a great-grandfather now and so have limited my show season to a small number of stallion exhibitions.
If you're dying to read more about me, following are some remarks from friends and letters from fans:
*Note: It has been brought to my attention that some of the following stories/letters are ficticious. Perhaps Filou has followed his friend, Clyde Big Paws, and is e-mailing false submissions on his own and signing the names of others. In any case, as Filou's owner, I accept no responsibility nor do I claim any of the following items to be true (although some of them are)!
I was so thrilled with the honor of caring for the fabulous Filou. His name, by the way , is pronounced: Fa-Lou, as in lou, lou, skip to Fa-lou! In German, his name translates to rascal or thief. And he certainly has stolen the hearts of all who've had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
In his younger days, Filou was undershown and under campaigned. Though a major faux pas for Filou, his foals have been limited only by their owners preferences; ranging from working field hunters to dressage champions. Additional information/photos on Filou's foals can be accessed from near the bottom of Filou's homepage (click on foals)
When asked about my relationship with my brother I can only look back and feel unworthy of having known him at all. By all means one of the greatest stallions to ever grace his presences on earth. He was always favored by mother. Mom spent all her enegry trying to please the endless demands of that selfish bra......I mean generous horse. I remember how Filou would let me clean out his stall so he could go play out in the meadows. How he gave me the honor of eating my food when the brat already ate all his. How he pushed me in the mud and blamed everything on me......wait a minute it wasn't an honor to be with always pushing me around the........
Well I knew he was a trouble maker from the start. Sending all those e-mails without asking. He should be ashamed. But since I'm his step-sister, I have to say something nice about him, so here I go. Well I did like him in all those shows (the big show off!). And I have to say all those flowers that Filou won smelled good enough to eat. But I didn't like it when he pushed Bob around. I have to say that I gave him a pushing in the mud; and it did Filou some good. Well I have to go, and jump over some fences like I do every day at this time. See you!
Pertaining to pedigree posted, Filou and Pie are peripherally peers. Pythagorus and Totilas are in Pie's pater's pedigree (the kosmic Karneval)!!!!! Totilas is also in the pedigree of the renowned Rowillie...dam of reams of regal Dutch Warmbloods.
MDA's Dutch Warmblood Homepage http://www.together.com/~mdaus
The Great American Pie Page http://www.skidmore.edu/~eferland/pie.html