Salsola - Pauson Horse

The Salsolan Pauson Horse

On this page... (hide)

  1.   1.  Breed Characteristics
    1.   1.1  Size and Build
    2.   1.2  Temperment
    3.   1.3  Colors
    4.   1.4  Markings
    5.   1.5  Confirmation Restrictions
  2.   2.  Notable Skills
    1.   2.1  Warhorse
    2.   2.2  Labor
    3.   2.3  Trade Caravan
    4.   2.4  Hunting & Scouting Aid
  3.   3.  History
  4.   4.  Stud Book
  5.   5.  Registry
    1.   5.1  Stallions
    2.   5.2  Mares

» See Salsola's Grimrun page for further information on currently stabled horses within Salsola.

Black Silver Pauson Bay Silver Pauson Grey Silver Pauson Palomino Silver Pauson

The Pauson Horse breeding program is several-year ongoing project that began in 2012 and was spearheaded by Salsolan Boss Salvia Eternity to develop a distinctive, hardy northern breed. In the years since its conception, the Pauson horse has become Salsola’s unique creation. Noted for their characteristic pale mane and tails, dappled coats, weight-bearing capability and sturdy footing, these valuable animals are the pride of the Thistle Kingdom.

More here on basic summary of what the Pauson horse is and used for, their history. They're kept in Salsola's Grimrun Stable. ICly how info is kept (in a ledger? who is the bookkeeper? how is passed on? is it a safely guarded secret?). If possible, how characters can get a Pauson. Does SL offer stud services of their horses? Etc. Etc. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Suspendisse sed nisi lacus sed viverra tellus. Porttitor rhoncus dolor purus non enim praesent. Turpis in eu mi bibendum neque. Quis lectus nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis tellus. Viverra suspendisse potenti nullam ac tortor vitae. Adipiscing diam donec adipiscing tristique risus nec feugiat. Feugiat in fermentum posuere urna. Et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas integer eget. Tellus rutrum tellus pellentesque eu tincidunt tortor aliquam. Amet venenatis urna cursus eget nunc scelerisque viverra. Felis donec et odio pellentesque diam volutpat commodo sed egestas. Non consectetur a erat nam at. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum. Tempus quam pellentesque nec nam. Senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vel fringilla est ullamcorper eget nulla facilisi.

Pauson Horse

PLACE HOLDER FOR NOW
OOC Information
Contacts Alaine, Mel
IC Information
Other Names Salsolan Horse
Origin Salsola, 2012
Founder Salvia Eternity
Traits
Weight --- to -,--- lbs (--- to --- kg)
Height 14.2 to 17 hands (58 to 68 inches, 147 to 173 cm)
Color Black silver, bay silver, grey silver, or palomino silver
Distinguishing features ---


1.  Breed Characteristics

1.1  Size and Build

A true Pauson horse is a medium to large breed, with large (16+ hands) being preferable. The average height for the breed is about 15.3 hands (63 inches, 160 cm), although it may vary from 14.2 to 17 hands (58 to 68 inches, 147 to 173 cm) at the withers. Although much of the breed’s desired conformation resembles a light or mixed draft horse, Pauson stock animals are surprisingly quick on their feet, with the exceptional balance and agility required to surmount difficult mountainous terrain. The Pauson standard is generally considered to be a Baroque horse, and is agile but sturdy.

The horse is expected to have a long, relatively thick and muscular neck (large fatty crests are commonly seen in well-conditioned stallions), maintained at a suitable arch. The heads are expressive and intelligent, with Spanish influence resulting in an elegant dished appearance and small, shell-curved ears. Long, sturdy legs with good bone support a robust overall frame.

The Pauson is noted for having a soft downy winter coat that sheds out to a short, sleek and often dappled summer coat. It can often grow an excessively long mane and tail. Leg feathering is dependent on stock lineage and preference - thick feathering may guard the hocks from scratching injuries made by thistle or thorn, but also requires greater regular maintenance to remove snared twigs, underbrush and debris.

1.2  Temperment

In spite of having been founded from the fiery temper of its principal warmblood stud, the Pauson has since been bred for a manageable, if responsive, temperament. Although not necessarily docile, the breed is eagerly trainable, and will respond well to an experienced horse owner.

As with any breed, the Pauson line has a fair amount of variety with the personality and drive of each horse differing uniquely. However, by and large, the Pauson is an extremely intelligent (and accordingly high-strung) steed, and young untested animals may not necessarily be the best option for first-time horse owners.

1.3  Colors

The standard coloration of the Pauson horse is most commonly referred to as a Black Silver dapple. This refers largely to the horse’s mane and tail, which must be flaxen and of a lighter color than the base coat. True breed-standard horses can fit into one of four subcategories: Black Silver (BS), Bay Silver (BYS), Grey Silver (GS), and Palomino Silver (PS).

Typically, the appearance of lighter rings (dapples) of hair occurs in these dark pelts to varying degrees - some animals may have noticeable dappling, while others may appear as a flat, uniform color.

Dark desaturated bases, primarily within the BS and BYS range, have greater desirability in the studbook for their ability to provide good camouflage in the cool-toned northern landscape regardless of season. Animals with reddish undertones - occasionally seen in the BYS or PS subcategories - may be disqualified for breeding purposes so as not to add vivid saturation into the lineage. Even so, richer red tones do not affect the performance or nature of the horse, and whilst removed from the breeding line, these color cast-outs are still valuable riding animals and, if male, are likely to be gelded and sold as such.

Black Silver
Pauson - Black Silver by Alaine

The traditional Pauson horse is a Black Silver throw, meaning that the dam and sire of the foal are both dark-coated silver dominant animals. These genetics will result in a dark slate, charcoal or black foal with a flaxen mane and tail. They should be born dark and remain desaturated for the entirety of their prime. Seal brown or extremely dark brown animals may fall into this subcategory, as true-black can be hard to regulate. Often, foals that are born BS may later lighten to a different subcategory, and as such are re-labelled.

Examples: 1?, 2?, 3?
Bay Silver
Pauson - Bay Silver by Alaine

The most commonly bred Pauson horse due to the dominance of the bay gene. Whilst not as desirable as a Black Silver, the Bay Silver Pauson comes in a delightfully wide variety of hues, from rich chocolatey brown to soft mahogany. The BS Pauson’s points (legs, ears, nose) may be darker than their base. Cooler or more muted bay tones are preferable over bolder, richer ones - extensive red coloration, such as in a blood bay, may disqualify the animal from stud.

Examples: 1?, 2?, 3?
Grey Silver
Pauson - Grey Silver by Alaine

The rarest subcategory of Pauson, and controversially the least desirable. However, these horses often have the most spectacular dappling come summer. Grey Silver Pausons can be deceptive as foals, sometimes born black as pitch and blanching as they age into prime. The third queen of Salsola was known for favoring a grey Pauson mare and bringing them back into fashionable popularity.

Examples: 1?, 2?, 3?
Palomino Silver
Pauson - Palomino Silver by Alaine

The Palomino Silver is easily the flashiest of the subcategories. Introduction of this color can be traced back to the wild herds, once shared with Inferni, that have long roamed the peninsula. The paler and more soft-gold the palomino, the more desirable its overall hue; PS Pausons that have too much red pigment to their appearance may be disqualified from breeding.

Examples: 1?, 2?, 3?

1.4  Markings


Credit: Players

Simple white markings are common in the Pauson breed, especially on the legs and head. Some markings are more desirable than others, and if the white markings are extensive and irregular enough, they may disqualify an animal from being added to stud.

  • On the face: Star, stripe, blaze, snip, interrupted stripe, white/’bald’ face (dark coloration on ears, muzzles, and around eyes)
  • On the legs: Stocking, sock, mid cannon, pastern, crown, coronet (dark coloration on all extremities/points, especially in the BYS subcategory)
  • On the body: Dapples are desirable on the summer coat. Extensive white markings, i.e. tobiano, paint, splash and appaloosa, are undesirable - but may not necessarily disqualify an animal for breeding if it otherwise meets all Pauson standards.

1.5  Confirmation Restrictions

Disallowable Builds

Although the Pauson breed is generally lenient with variants such as size, muscular build and temperament, there are some traits that will disqualify an animal from being in the breed registry. Breeding anomalies such as a roman nose, excessively feathered hocks, excessively shaggy coats, excessively heavy builds or excessively slender builds are all disallowed within Pauson breeding stock.

True Pauson horses should aim for a robust friesian-esque build, with an appropriately deep chest and broad back. Those bred for carrying larger riders may display more shire-like proportions. Animals displaying too much hot-blooded influence (i.e. Arabian, thoroughbred, akhal-teke, barb) will be removed from stud.

Disallowable Bases

There is a lot of variety within the four standard subcategories of Pauson horse - some PS animals might be light blonde whilst others are dark gold, some GS animals might be almost white whilst others are a deep stormy grey. However, there are some colors that are intentionally removed from the Pauson line:

  • Chestnut bases — any horse with a strong reddish undertone is disqualified from stud
  • Roaned bases — roaning is extremely uncommon within these lines, and undesirable when it appears
  • Blood bay bases — akin to a chestnut, the blood bay base is too vivid and red-pigmented to be permissible for stud
Disallowable Markings

Extensive white markings, such as those that cover 40% or more of the body, are likely to disqualify an animal from stud. Paint, tobiano, and appaloosa colorations are easy examples of flashy or striking markings that are generally disallowable. Even so, Pauson horses born with such markings are still considered high quality steeds, and are highly suitable for sale or trade.


2.  Notable Skills

With its foundational bloodline heavily grounded in the Rocky Mountain horse, an animal bred for its agile and dexterous nature in the unforgiving terrain of the Appalachian Mountains, the Pauson breed is famed for its goatlike surefootedness. The breed is extremely adaptable to any cool-temperate setting, and as long as its hooves are appropriately maintained, a Pauson horse is capable of incredible feats of endurance over uneven land.

The breed is noted for its remarkable intelligence and canniness, which likely comes from the large bloodline influence of the cunning wild northern horse herds.

Coldblood draft animals were introduced early into the lineage to improve weight carrying capabilities within the breed. As such, the modern-day Pauson is larger and heavier-boned than its formation counterparts. While this results in decreased speed and acceleration compared to a warm-blooded or hot-blooded animal, the ability to bear high-percentage wolf riders and a strong pulling capacity more than make up for this loss in the eyes of Salsola.

2.1  Warhorse

When given the appropriate long-term training from either the Equinest or one of Salsola’s veteran equestrians, Pauson mounts chosen for their aptitude to endure stress can make for hardy and brave war horses. Drilled in combat scenarios alongside their riders, these valuable horses can often turn the tide of success in their favor on the battle-field. Larger and heavier builds are favored for this role, as the added weight of an armored Luperci and his or her weaponry requires immense strength to carry for any prolonged period of time.

2.2  Labor

An added and practical benefit of breeding large horse stock is the Pauson’s useability in rural and domestic settings. Able to pull logs for construction and plow fields for harvest, these strong, robust horses earn their worth during everyday life in a primitive civilization. Not all Pausons are suitable for labour - only the more docile among them are patient enough for such a role.

2.3  Trade Caravan

Pulling capacity and weight-bearing capacity often go hand in hand. With their density of bone and strong, thick necks, Pauson horses are more than capable of pulling carts and wagons, or carrying packs and supplies. With the correct handling and training, a Pauson horse can make the perfect companion for a merchant who needs a reliable way of moving their goods to and fro.

2.4  Hunting & Scouting Aid

Although their large size makes running down a fleet-footed prey animal difficult, the steady tenacity of the Pauson breed makes them more than suitable for routine patrols to check and maintain hunting traps or territory borders. The wild mountain stock bred early into their line allows these horses to traverse difficult uncleared terrain with relative ease. If appropriately fed and cared for, a Pauson horse’s endurance is relentless.


3.  History

While initial roots began in 2021, the Pauson breed first notably arose in northern Nova Scotia during summer of the year 2014. The breed was an accomplishment of Salsola’s first queen, Boss Salvia Eternity, who had, at the time, been attempting to mix the genetics of the local hardy northern wild horse population with larger, imported cold-blooded animals. Her intent was to create the perfectly adapted breed for traversing the Thistle Kingdom’s treacherous terrain whilst still having the bulk required to carry heavier wolf-blooded riders.

The breed was named for the hardy, beautiful flowering bloodroot, a toxic plant that is native to the area.

Experimental breeding began with a purebred Rocky Mountain stud named Black. The stallion had exceptional endurance and footing, but lacked the valuable draught-horse size and calmer temperament often associated with domesticated cold-blood breeds. Even though his hotheaded temperament was undesirable, the horse’s natural qualities allowed for his exceptional breeding value.

It was discovered after the first few foals of the season had dropped that the stud’s unique coloration often proved to be dominant over that of the foal’s dam. Aesthetically, the combination of a darker unblemished base pelt with a lighter, flaxen mane and tail was appealing to the queen and her consorts, and this quickly became a breed standard. The dominant gene was labelled the SD (Silver Dapple) gene, for its ability to dilute the mane and tail to a lighter color, whilst leaving the primary base color dark and true. All studbook registered Pauson horses are (believed to be) dominant carriers of this same SD gene.

Character Contributors

In Salsola, it is common for the Equinest (Horse Master) to oversee the continuation of the Pauson Stud, however many characters outside of this role have used their respective talents to improve the breed. The following Salsolan characters have made notable contributions in overseeing, guiding, training, or aiding in the creation and maintenance of the Pauson horse:


4.  Stud Book

Below is a list of all breedings made by Pauson horses.

Key
BS - Black Silver BYS - Bay Silver GS - Grey Silver PS - Palomino Silver ♂G - Gelded Male
Contributing horses are notated in bold Strikethrough notates horse disallowed, deceased, or otherwise removed before contributing back to program Unmarked - Offspring did not have conforming/breed-standard colors and/or markings
First Generation
Second Generation
Third Generation


5.  Registry

Below is a list of registered Pauson horses.

  • Note: These entries are only updated up until Salsola’s ownership of the horse ends (through death, trade, etc.). What happens after the horse leaves Salsola’s ownership is not be marked here.

5.1  Stallions

Alecto
Status
Deceased
About
  • Generation: Second
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2016

[ The rest of the entry is smeared. ]

History
Altan (PS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: Zero
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2013
  • Abilities: Rider trained warhorse. Exceptional endurance.
  • Personality: Highly alert, very curious.
  • Description: Palomino bred in the Bay Horses herds. Branded.
History
  • Taken from Drifter Bay during the 2014 foal round-up.
  • Transferred to Grimrun to be a stud in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.
  • Received strict warhorse training from Osrath
  • Was ridden into battle during the Second Boreas War by Lokr Revlis
  • Sired:
Black (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Deceased
About
  • Generation: Zero
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2006
  • DOD: 2020
  • Abilities: Stud. Very fast and sure footed.
  • Personality: Extremely hot-tempered, Black takes a firm hand to be handled or ridden. He becomes incredibly defensive of the mares when around them.
  • Description: A dappled Cod Gray in coloration, with a mane and tail of Westar. He is a pure bred Rocky Mountain Horse, standing 16 hands tall. The silver dapple gene is dominant within him; all of his offspring have a high chance of this being the same for them.
History
  • Originally owned by Sirius, this horse was gifted to Pandemic. Salvia "traded" her brother for this horse, wanting to use him for stud work exclusively.
  • Transferred to Grimrun to be a stud in the Pauson breeding program in 2015
  • Main Pauson stud from 2012-2020.
  • Died during the 2020 Blizzard.
  • Sired:
Brody (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Removed from breeding program
About
  • Generation: Second
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2016
  • Abilities: Brody is suited for both riding and pulling work. His size allows him to carry more weight than an average grade horse.
  • Personality: Noisy and pushy, Brody does best with an experienced handler.
  • Description: Smaller than a draft horse but still "heavy". Silver dilute gene on sooty black (hints of brown and likely to sunbleach).
History
  • Born in 2016 to Misty (0), sired by Drogo (1).
  • Removed from the breeding program and transferred to transferred to the Marrgerd Stables in 2020.
Cirrus (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: Third
  • Sex: Colt
  • DOB: Spring 2021
  • Abilities: Is a baby!
  • Personality: High-strung and eager, not as spooky as his dam
  • Description: Born pitch-black with glossy highlights, and a silvery mane and tail. Has one white sock on his right hind leg, a white star between his eyes, and a white snip on his nose.
History
  • Born in 2021 to Iskra (1), sired by Zephyr (2).
  • Bred to be a fast scouting or messenger horse, and as such is lighter in structure than most Pausons.
Drogo (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2013
  • Abilities: Riding, pulling a cart. Drogo is very strong and requires a firm hand to lead him.
  • Personality: Headstrong, fearless.
  • Description: A dappled Cod Gray in coloration, with a mane and tail of Westar. He is very large, with a conformation closer to his draft horse origins.
History
Fingal (née Castor, AKA Endymion)
Status
Personally owned
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2016
  • Description: Pure white
History
  • Born in 2016 to Dovere (0), sired by Rafael's Maximo.
  • Ownership transferred to Indra in 2019.
Gulliver (BYS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: Second
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2018
  • Abilities: Riding
  • Personality: A bully, though can be put in his place by the proper handler.
  • Description: Dark silver bay, hardy. Gulliver is on the heavy end of his breed.
History
  • Born in 2018 to Zita (0), sired by Drogo (1).
  • Began war-horse training in 2021.
  • Sired:
Hyperion (BYS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Gender: Stallion
  • DOB: Spring 2020
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: Shows the fearlessness expected of a war horse, which he will be trained to become.
  • Description: Fast and hardy, on the heavier end of Calvary style. Silver bay.
History
Janko (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: Zero
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2017
  • Abilities: Rider trained.
  • Personality: Responsive, Aggressive, Reactive
  • Description: A dappled silver-black with a pale mane and tail. Though currently short, his mane and tail are likely to fill in with proper nutrition and care.
History
  • Acquired by Fort Preble and brought to Salsola for its Decennial Birthday in 2021.
Status
Personally Owned
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2013
  • Description: Mostly black/brown, with an appaloosa spotted butt and a strange white and brown facial marking.
History
Magni (Née Motan)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Personally Owned
About
  • Generation: Second
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2016
  • Abilities: A fast horse, shows potential towards becoming a war-horse.
  • Personality: Aloof but very protective of his handler.
  • Description: Blue roan with a dark mane accented by lighter streaks; Tail is white. Has dappling/possible paint genes from sire.
History
  • Born in 2016 to Eyre (0), sired by Salvia's Tiger? (1).
  • Removed from the breeding program due to undesirable colors.
  • Gifted to Casimir in 2021 by Equinest Grievous after tragic death of Casimir's personal mount, Maximo.
Odo
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Removed from breeding program due to undesired colors
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2014
  • Abilities: Sure footed, fast.
  • Personality: Friendly, relaxed, eager to work.
  • Description: Slightly heavier than a true Rocky Mountain Horse, Odo shows signs he will take after his father in confirmation though not coloring.
History
  • Born in 2014 to Eyre (0), sired by Black (0).
  • Owing to his coloration, he was removed from the Pauson breeding program.
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Personally Owned
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2013
  • Abilities: Rider-trained, strong but a little slow.
  • Personality: Fearless, friendly.
  • Description: Olaf is mostly Cod Gray (#0B0B0B) all over. His mane and tail bleach to Heath (#541012) along the ends. He has a solid white star; this same color is echoed as socks on both left legs.
History
Osborn "Ozzy" (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Removed from breeding program due to development issues
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Gelding
  • DOB: 2013
  • Abilities: Rider-trained.
  • Personality: Energetic, rambunctious. Ozzy likes to go fast and is quick to run.
  • Description: A dappled Night Rider in coloration, with a mane and tail of Soft Amber. He has Swirl socks on all but his back left leg.
History
  • Born in 2013 to Misty (0), sired by Black (0).
  • Transferred to Grimrun to be a stud in the Pauson breeding program in 2015, but later rejected due to development issues. He was transferred to the Marrgerd Stables in 2016.
Pythios (PS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Personally Owned
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2015
  • Abilities: Rider trained, speedy, gaited step
  • Personality: Exceptionally calm, though can be fussy about stale drinking water
  • Description: Palomino
History
  • Born in 2015 to Inferni's Sassafras, sired by Black (0).
  • Claimed by Morgana in 2020 as part of her "favor" from her wedding.
Tiger? (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Personally Owned
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2012
  • Abilities: Excels at fast travel, given his gait is ambling. He is capable of maintaining high speed over long distances.
  • Personality: Fearless and aggressive, Tiger is an excellent mount for combat purposes. He has been encouraged in this behavior by Salvia, and this has aided in his ferocity.
  • Description: Tiger is a medium-sized horse with a unique coat.
History
  • Born in 2012 to Sirius’ Luna, sired by Black (0)
  • Sirius gives Tiger to Salvia as means to further convince her of his "love".
  • He was trained for light calvary purposes.
  • Sired:
    • Magni (née Motan) (2016)
Valerio (GS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: Second
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: Spring 2020
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: He will develop a stubborn personality, but prove to be fiercely dedicated to his handlers.
  • Description: Silver grey, minimal markings with vivid dapples. Born dark, but is lightening to a steel grey as he ages.
History
Zephyr (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: Second
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: 2018
  • Abilities: Riding
  • Personality: Easily distracted.
  • Description: Silver black destrier. Has a white star marking on his forehead.
History
  • Born in 2018 to Astrid (0), sired by Drogo (1).
  • Began messenger training in 2021.
  • Sired:

5.2  Mares

Antonia
Status
Personally Owned
About
  • Generation: Third
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2020
  • Description: Born as a black tobiano, these markings with lighten to gray by her third year.
History
Astrid (PS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Personally Owned
About
  • Generation: Zero
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2013
  • Abilities: Very fast and good at turning.
  • Personality: Willing to work for food. Tends to be stubborn.
  • Description: Palomino bred in the Bay Horses herds. Branded.
History
Domino
Status
Personally Owned
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2018
  • Description: Gray appaloosa with a black blanket.
History
  • Born in 2018 to Dovere (0), sired by Indra's Tamerlane.
  • Traded to Lyra in 2021.
Dovere (GS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: Zero
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2010
  • Abilities: Rider trained, packhorse trained. Is used to traveling in merchant caravans with other horses - excellent stamina, moderate speed. Can carry heavy loads. Good health - will make a good broodmare.
  • Personality: Can be feisty, but Dovere is generally an easy-going mare. She is brave, and does not spook easily. Excellent horse for medium/high skilled riders, may require supervision for novices.
  • Description: A well-built animal, indicating good care and bloodlines. Sports a beautiful dapple grey coat, with a silvery mane. Is a high-percentage Andulasian mare. Carries herself well, with arched neck and high steps.
History
Dusk (BYS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Deceased
About
  • Generation: Zero
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2007
  • DOD: 2020
  • Abilities: Riding horse, good mount for learner-riders
  • Personality: Obedient, docile, would make a good brood-mare (has interest in foals).
  • Description: Silver Dapple Bay, of indiscriminate breed. She is likely to be some sort of Mustang. She is mostly a dusky gray-brown in color, with silver mane and tail.
History
  • Originally owned by Bastion, she was seized after his death in 2014.
  • Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.
  • Died during the 2020 Blizzard.
  • Birthed:
Eyre (GS)
Status
Deceased
About
  • Generation: Zero
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2007
  • DOD: 2017 (?)
  • Abilities: Broodmare.
  • Personality: Poor temperament and has a tendency to try and buck riders.
  • Description: She is primarily Timberwolf, with a darker Storm Dust mane, tail, and markings that resemble buckskin. She is a Samvodiva Svantevit horse.
History
  • Traded for in Freetown by Salvia in 2013.
  • Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.
  • Birthed:

[ The rest of the entry is faded. ]

Iskra (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2012
  • Abilities: Riding; extremely fast! ZOOM!
  • Personality: Skittish around loud noises, high-strung, works best with a calm and confidant rider
  • Description: She is a glossy Zeus in coloration, with a mane and tail of Westar. Iskra is very fast. She is frequently used by Salsolans who know how to ride and would like to get somewhere quickly.
History
  • Born in 2012 to Misty (0) and Black (0).
  • Trained extensively as a horse for fast travel/messengers, rather than battle.
  • Birthed:
Misty (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Deceased
About
  • Generation: Zero
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2007
  • DOD: 2017 (?)
  • Abilities: Broodmare. Riding; very sure footed.
  • Personality: She is somewhat hot-tempered, and liable to challenge a rider that does not properly control her.
  • Description: She is a dappled Kabul in coloration, with a mane and tail of Yuma. She is a pure bred Rocky Mountain Horse, standing 15 hands tall. Though her coat is a warmer brown, the silver dapple gene is dominant within her; all of her offspring have a high chance of this being the same for them. Misty's mane and tail are very thick and well cared for.
History
  • Originally owned by Wisteria, this horse was gifted to Salsolan Boss Sirius, who later turned her over to the pack.
  • Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.
  • Birthed:

[ The rest of the entry is faded. ]

Orna (BYS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2014
  • Abilities: Rider trained, easy-going mare; is a good horse for beginner or intermediate riders who may not be completely certain of themselves.
  • Personality: Calm, friendly, food-driven.
  • Description: Silver bay, heavier-build horse. Born very dark with seal points, has browned as she ages.
History
Parvati (GS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: Third
  • Sex: Filly
  • DOB: Spring 2021
  • Abilities: Is a baby!
  • Personality: Quiet and docile with luperci, pushy and dominant with other horses.
  • Description: Born dark but quickly greying as she ages. Has a bay base, and will grow to be a rose grey. Three white legs, pale mane and tail. Sturdy with minor feathering and good solid bone, she will have a strong destrier build.
History
Praxis (BYS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2018
  • Abilities: Riding
  • Personality: Cautious. She has good senses and seems almost hyper-aware of danger.
  • Description: Silver bay, rich coloring with an exceptionally pale mane and tail.
History
  • Born in 2018 to Dusk (0), sired by Black (0).
  • Began messenger training in 2021.
Sabine
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Removed from breeding program due to undesired markings
About
  • Gender: Mare
  • DOB: Spring 2020
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: Friendly but reactive — she will kick and stomp things if they spook her.
  • Description: A medium-sized horse best suited for casual pleasure-rides. Silver black, with splashy white tobiano markings.
History
  • Born in 2020 to Zita (0), sired by Drogo (1).
  • In 2021, at 1 year of age, Sabine was removed from the Pauson stables and breeding program due to undesired markings.
Siofra (PS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2016
  • Abilities: Fast, hardy.
  • Personality: Very courageous, friendly.
  • Description: Dark dappled palomino with three white socks and a blaze. Will stay a darker golden color even as she ages.
History
Tanya (PS)
Status
Personally Owned
About
  • Generation: Second
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2020
  • Description: Sturdy, on the heavier end of Calvary style. Palomino, may have markings.
History
Zaria (PS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: First
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2012
  • Abilities: Riding, cart-trained.
  • Personality: Friendly, very calm.
  • Description: Primarily Chamois in coloration, with darker seal-points of Shadow. She has a stocking on her left hind foot and socks on the rest. Her mane and tail are Parchment. Zaria is very large, with a conformation closer to her draft horse origins. She seems to have a good deal of stamina.
History
Zita (BS)
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Status
Stabled in Grimrun (Salsola)
About
  • Generation: Zero
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2015
  • Abilities: Basic training. Good at cutting and turning.
  • Personality: Cautious of Luperci. Seems mentally "quick", picks things up easily, but is likely to disobey a less dominant rider.
  • Description: Silver black bred in the Bay Horses herds with white markings. Unbranded.
History


Back to Top of Archive

Categories: Alaine | Mel | Salsola