Stud Fee – $950 LFG plus $200 Booking Fee
for 2 doses of frozen semen.
Onyx AF is a black stallion with no white except on his face.
His sire, Janos, was a very exceptional FEI endurance horse who was sold to Japan for a small fortune and unfortunately he passed away soon thereafter, leaving only 3 approved sons in the US, one of whom is now deceased.
Onyx AF‘s dam is the 16 hand black *Shandor daughter MJL Shaleez. who is a dressage-bred mare. Onyx is a very strongly built individual, with a 20 cm. cannon bone and especially good legs and feet.
Onyx AF was identified as a stallion prospect when only a few days old due to his excellent type and overall conformation, but he had the misfortune to suffer a grave injury to his left stifle in 2005 when only a few weeks old. Surgery following the accident revealed that he had lost over 50% of his cranial cruciate ligament and also damaged his medial meniscus. This type of injury in an adult horse is considered to be fatal, since the stifle joint ligaments are essential for stability of the stifle joint. At the time of the injury Onyx could not put any weight on his leg, but the attending veterinarians felt that it might be possible for Onyx to survive as a breeding stallion since he was so young. Over the next few years Onyx survived and his very obvious lameness gradually improved.
Onyx was excused from the free jumping phase of his stallion inspection and also excused from the required NASS Performance Test due to his injury, but he was approved for breeding with uniformly high scores (all 8’s), for his type and conformation.
Over the years Onyx has made remarkable improvements in his ability to use his left hind leg, far exceeding anybody’s expectations, to the extent that he was started under saddle as a 6 year old and has subsequently vetted out sound and sold as a hunt horse to Colorado.You can see a video of him when he was first ridden by a western trainer on my u-tube site. He is a calm and confident stallion with a good working attitude and when ridden in Montana he easily navigated the rough Montana terrain.
His first two foals arrived in 2011. His colt foal born here at Adele’s Shagyas out of the *Shandor daughter Estelle AF was very large, strong, and correct.
Onyx AF has exceptionally good frozen semen with very high concentration and motility and his conception rate has been very high, so he is a good choice for a sub-fertile mare. His semen is also approved for international export.
Onyx starting training ‘western style’