Awww, you flatter me Kirei. Yeah there doesn't seem to be many Friesian owners on HF, but this thread isn't just for people who own, but for people who love and are interested in the breed. I love Friesians to death, and my friends tease me that i'm going to own like 8 of them one day.Have a whole barn full of black horses as far as the eye can see, lol.
If anyone has any questions, issues, or topics you want to discuss then don't hesitate to ask. I'm a college gal myself, plus I work a job and Assistant train/instruct to the head trainer of my barn, so normally I wont be able to answer too much until the end of the day (I'm in WA so that would be Pacific Time) but I do have HF on my iPhone so I'll try to provide enough info as possible. I have some great resource websites I'll post soon as well. There's a lot to learn about caring, training, and showing your Friesian so hopefully we can bring a good amount of community to the table here at HF.
To answer your question Kirei, Spider got a 2nd premie on his Foal Keuring, but he hasn't been back since then. He's three now so I'll be sending him to stallion testing this fall here in WA. I have high hopes for him, but as you probably know the FHANA flies in a handful of judges from the FPS to judge all the horses across the North American globe, so the inspection is really up to the professionals. I wish I could bring someone in and have them evaluate Spider and tell me whether he's of "Stallion Quality" or not, but unfortunately the FPS judges can see things no one else can. So we'll just have to wait and see how he does. :(
Your lucky you own three though. If I got to a better place with my own finances I'd take on a Gelding probably. Ultimately I want to own a Driving Pair, I think competing in Show Driving would be SO much fun! I'm a part of the NorthWest Friesian Horse Club, and our President "Will Bron" competes in Show Driving, so i'm sure he could recommend a great trainer to work Spider in carriages. Spider can already ground drive (we use it as a Dressage conditioning aid) so the next step would be transferring that forward motion into a cart-situation. Easier said then done, am I right? Lol.
Oh and btw, Spider is a baroque type too. Well "Medium-baroque" as Sipke 450 is very "Medium" built, and my Sjaard 320 dam was VERY "Big baroque" so Spider landed somewhere in the middle.
Here's a fun pic: