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post #1 of 19 Old 12-01-2009, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question Arab Mare-Friesian foal

I have a chance to buy an 8 yr old registered Arab mare (a lovely grey) that's carrying a Friesian stallion and due in the spring.
They want $1000. Do you think this would be a good investment? I'm not sure yet if I would eventually use the stallion for breeding, or sell him. Thoughts anyone?
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post #2 of 19 Old 12-01-2009, 08:20 PM
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You might get something like one of these:

(Of course I think anything with Friesian in it is awesome. I really want a cross or a pure.)

All of these are on halffriesian.com





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I am sure it would be a nice looking foal, but I have to ask, how do you know the mare is carrying a colt?

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Wait, can you explain a bit further? How is the arab mare carrying a friesan? Is she a surrogate? Or is the foal half-Friesan? How do you know it's a stud colt?

In any event, it sounds like a gamble because with unborn foals, you never know what you're getting conformation-wise. Also, to have a successful stallion, there a lot of expenses that go into showing and marketing, so I wouldn't count on using the foal as a breeding stallion unless you're willing to put in that time and money.
Don't think of purchasing them as an investment, because, friesan or not, they're still horses and you're almost gauranteed to lose money. You should buy them because you like them, not because you want to make money.

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^ Agreed. And depending on the breeding/abilities of the mare, and the stallion, would all depend on the "good investment".

So, just tell a little but more about this mare, and the stallion siring the foal.

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Ooops sorry! That's wrong. It should be "She is in foal from a Friesian Stallion".

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I am sure it would be a nice looking foal, but I have to ask, how do you know the mare is carrying a colt?
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Welcome to the forum!

I looked back at some of your other posts and based on what I've read, I think you are making a huge mistake with that mare. From what I gather, you've never owned or, at least, took care of a horse. You don't have a barn or shelter, and in taking care of a pregnant horse, then her foal, you are going to need one. In fact you should have one in any case even if they don't use it.

Horses are social animals and rarely do well alone so you need a companion. A goat, a pony, or a retired horse will work well but a pregnant horse as your first venture into horse ownership is not a good choice. BTW, don't think of a foal like that as an investment - it is a terrible investment and a certain money looser.

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Wait, can you explain a bit further? How is the arab mare carrying a friesan? Is she a surrogate? Or is the foal half-Friesan? How do you know it's a stud colt?

In any event, it sounds like a gamble because with unborn foals, you never know what you're getting conformation-wise. Also, to have a successful stallion, there a lot of expenses that go into showing and marketing, so I wouldn't count on using the foal as a breeding stallion unless you're willing to put in that time and money.
Don't think of purchasing them as an investment, because, friesan or not, they're still horses and you're almost gauranteed to lose money. You should buy them because you like them, not because you want to make money.
Sorry to cause such confusion everyone, what I'm trying to say is she's been bred to a Friesian Stallion and is in foal for the spring.
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I looked back at some of your other posts and based on what I've read, I think you are making a huge mistake with that mare. From what I gather, you've never owned or, at least, took care of a horse. You don't have a barn or shelter, and in taking care of a pregnant horse, then her foal, you are going to need one. In fact you should have one in any case even if they don't use it.

Horses are social animals and rarely do well alone so you need a companion. A goat, a pony, or a retired horse will work well but a pregnant horse as your first venture into horse ownership is not a good choice. BTW, don't think of a foal like that as an investment - it is a terrible investment and a certain money looser.
I have friends that own 15 horses (and a barn-lol) and will keep her there.
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Do you experience with foals? Foaling? Preggo-mare-care? Have you owned/trained horses before?
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