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post #11 of 25 Old 07-27-2013, 04:50 PM
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Do any of you have a Friesian x Arabian ? Any luck with endurance riding on them ? I am getting a rescue baby and holding onto mom till I can wean then giving mom back to rescue. She is really pretty decent bone- long legs :) I am hoping to someday be doing endurance riding on her after age 4 or so- In mean time I am reading and learning and trying to practice it on my 10 yr morgan mare. I won't use her long term due to very rough buggy trot- and covering a lot of ground in that gait really sucks longterm for me- :)
The short answer is yes, but as with any breed or cross it will depend on the horse (there are Arabians that don't do well and fail to complete a race). I know a girl who successfully did endurance with a Friesian/Saddlebred cross. They even did the multi day Mojave run which is hotter than I would want to do on any horse.

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post #12 of 25 Old 07-28-2013, 07:48 PM
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hmmm that is interesting. Perhaps those Friesian crosses took more of the part of the other breed than that of the Friesian. The Friesian x Arab cross that I met looked like a more refined Friesian. Same attitude of the Friesians I have worked with in that you really need to work to get them to move out quickly and sustaining forward momentum also required work.

So, I suppose if the cross takes on more of the other light riding breed then endurance would be possible. I stand corrected on that all Friesian crosses wouldn't be suitable for endurance. :P
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post #14 of 25 Old 07-30-2013, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for all responses- I have talked to quite a few people and that's the consensus- if she takes after Arabian more might be a kick butt endurance or dressage or hunter jumper- My morgans trot is a buggy trot but so fast its impossible almost to post- lol. I can do it but not very well-
The filly I got from rescue is very feminine- I can see some Friesian in her but a lot of Arabian. Very tall and dish face and black- athletic looking even at age 2 mo- it will b interesting to see how she grows up. If she ends up not being what I am looking for - I will make sure she gets a home where she will be what is needed for a good home. But so far she is looking like a very tall Arabian filly-
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post #15 of 25 Old 07-30-2013, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Oh and My purebred Friesian trot is awesome for posting- and I can sit it even though its very large movement- and I have no problem sitting my quarter horses trot either- :)
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You know I don't think you will know if she is the right horse for it until you try her out. How much endurance are you planning to do? How big of distances? I've seen a lot of successful unusual breeds win and do very in disciplines they were not on paper bred for. With the cross you will at least benefit from a few things from both breeds. Would love to see pictures of her.
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post #17 of 25 Old 07-30-2013, 01:25 PM
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I get the FHANA magazine every couple of months, and they usually have some small bit about Friesians being used as police horses and teams in the mountains. I don't have the magazine right in front of me, but there are 2 purebred Friesians on some search-and-rescue team in the mountains of Colorado, I think. They told a story of how the Friesians were able to keep up just fine with the 2 quarter horses on the mountain sideslopes and ravines, and had a lot of stamina. I personally think you could get a Friesian there with conditioning work, just like any other horse (my filly's dam could jog around with a cart all day- though she didn't have that high action trot- and never tire). Obviously though, it will depend on the horse.

And not all Friesians have the high action trot. The German registry breeds more for dressage movements, and doesn't like that trot as much (or so I've been told).
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post #19 of 25 Old 08-02-2013, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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That is one beautiful Mare

Thanks for posting- I am dreaming of what my baby might do someday- She is huge for 2 mo foal and black and seal brown in areas she is shedding- and has a very expressive face like Arabian but can see some frieisian in also- so As she grows I will post pics !!!! Thanks for all your comments and pics .
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Looking forward to photos!

If the endurance thing doesn't work for her you might consider competitive trail. Just a thought.

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