Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Purebred Friesians are absolutely stunning, however you might want to think twice before breeding to a TB mare... sometimes they turn out funny. The only reason I bring this up is because I had a TB mare and really really wanted to breed to a Freisian, but my trainer talked me out of it because 1) my mare was small and had not foaled out before, so she was worried about a big-boned foal causing birthing problems, and 2) they can turn out funny-looking.
I just wanted to let you know! Chances are the foal will turn out more TB-like then Friesian-like...
Having said that, you might want to ask the stallion owner if he has done a TB cross before, and ask to see the foal, or pictures of the foal (in early days and when it's grown up a bit). Could be a nice foal, though.. not sure!
There's a breeder near where I live that owns a Friesian stallion, and regularily breeds him to WB and TB mares and, although I absolutely LOVE Freisians, I don't like the foals for some reason...
Anyways, I'm sure you'll find out which stallion is the best fit for the mare, and be sure to keep us updated!
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