"The hyped Oldenburg breeding stallion Jack Sparrow is not participating in the mandatory 30-day Stallion Performance Test in Schlieckau. This means that all 2013 born Jack Sparrow foals will not have full registry papers.
"A cracked hoof is the reason why the stallion will not be participating in the testing."
@HoofcareJournal writes: Click on the headline or image to read more details about how a hoof crack, which is being managed with shoes and pads, has sabotaged a celebrity stallion's ability to call himself by either Dutch Warmblood or Oldenburg terms.
Is he the stallion in search of a studbook?
The stallion's owner has even offered to buy the foals from frustrated breeders who bred to him and now worry about having unregisterable offspring.
And meanwhile, he is obviously not on the indoor dressage circuit wiht his rider, Olympian Edward Gal.