Mr. Durand decided to get a superior foal from his mare, Bar Susy Times, he gathered enough money and sent this beautiful buckskin mare to famous stallion Colonel Golden Times, known for his ultimate ancestor Colonel Freckles. After 11 months a little colt was born, shortly after his birthday Mr. Durand revealed that he has little bit ornery nature unlike his calm and gentle mother, but he was not paying attention to colt's bad manners as he thought that he is still very young. As a foal, Cole was wild, ornery, stubborn and annoyed by people around him.
He grew up to unbelievable mighty and handsome stallion, but his bad manners disallowed normal training, his owner was trying everything from so-called "classical methods" he knew, but the horse was getting more naughty every single day, it seemed that he can't be intimidated by sharp bits or whips and chasm between him and his owner was noticeable. When the owner decided to send stallion to slaughterhouse for his bad character, Etienne Legrand came to them as he saw Cole many times on pastures. After short time Mr. Durand agreed to sell Cole to him for price of horse for slaughter (price of meat), Etienne admired Cole's muscular conformation and strong spirit, he thought that in the worst case stallion will stay on pastures if he can't be broken.
Cole was on his pasture, Etienne used method he already used on another extremly ornery horse, his APH stallion Ra's Al Ghul, who grew up to perfect and willing reining stallion. He just went to pasture and pretend that he totally don't see stallion near him. Cole, used to be center of attention, was shocked by his ignorance and he was standing by his horseball and watch on walking man near him. After three days, Etienne sat and relax, stallion started to be curious and he came near. After a time, Etienne took him to sand arena and played with him, Cole showed his passion for horseball so they spent a lot of time playing with it. Cole started to respect his new owner.
Freedom under saddle
When Etienne was sure about his respect and favor, he decided to saddle him up in our picadero, small square round pen, without bridle. The stallion was walking peacefully with man on his back from one side to another, without problems or bucking, also when Etienne dismount him, he was walking and trotting behind him, he seemed to be lonely and he really enjoyed work with his rider. After two weeks, Etienne asked his wife, Bela, to try and mount him, stallion was peaceful and kind, he prefer women, but he still has problems with men except for Etienne. Cole was succesfully trained up.
Loose reins only
First of all bridles, Etienne decided to get bosal on his new stallion, as he remembered his hate to bits, without reins it was fine, but with them it was total disaster, stallion became uncontrollable and agressive again, maybe becouse he remembered pain in his mouth, it was hard to find how to make him forgot it, but Corsaire found a way as always. He tied up only short straps to the bosal and every day he added another short straps to it, after twenty days the stallion was walking on loose reins without a problem.
It was pleasure to get Cole all the way to performance test, judged by staff. He act well even that he had little time to get well with new bridle, Etienne was very sensitive and rode him only on loose reins so he did not feel pressure of it's bit. Cole was ready for nearly anything-time to get him in competitions!