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post #91 of 101 Old 10-12-2012, 06:28 PM
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This is a very neat thread. I have recently been lucky to make a new friend who happens to own an Andalusian stallion and mare and a Friesian stallion. When we first met she just had her Andalusians but had her eye on this Friesian stud on the east coast. She had owned a Friesian stud prior but traded him for her Andalusian stud (long story). But missed her Friesian so much she needed another and got one.
We got our new horses a week apart from one another. Me my 2 year old AQHA and her her big beautiful black stallion. He is by Anne 340 and 5 years old.
He is a real sweetheart and has the best mannerisms of any stallion I have ever met.
I also have had the pleasure of riding him and such power! A bit bouncy ALL the time lol but such a fun time. He instantly made me want one. But after much discussion with my friend, I would be better matched with a sport Friesian, so we plan to eventually breed my AQHA with him. I am still on the fence to do so but that is years from now
Awesome for those that do own them though, lucky too. They really are THE dream horse.
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post #92 of 101 Old 10-12-2012, 07:23 PM
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They really are THE dream horse.
Totally! My trainer said "You know when you dream about riding a horse? It's all slow-motion and floaty? That's what riding a Friesian is like"
And it was! She has dressage-type Friesians though, I haven't ridden any cart types.
I have been looking at Friesian/QH crosses. Sometimes they are gorgeous, sometimes they are a little.. funky lookin. Haha. I would love to see that though! You have a gorgeous horse!
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Thank you Tessa I actually had a requirement list when I went searching for my next horse lol. I wanted to make sure I got as close to what I wanted and not settle. There's a little story behind her but I won't go into it here on the Friesian thread
But yes, I think breeding her with my friends Friesian would be a neat match. I have a very great chance of getting a colored foal, which is always just a bonus :-D
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Thank you Tessa I actually had a requirement list when I went searching for my next horse lol. I wanted to make sure I got as close to what I wanted and not settle. There's a little story behind her but I won't go into it here on the Friesian thread
But yes, I think breeding her with my friends Friesian would be a neat match. I have a very great chance of getting a colored foal, which is always just a bonus :-D
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This is a FriesianxQH... Just sayin'
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Wow! Very stunning! Out of the many picture googlings I've done to dream, I've never come accross that one. Thank you
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I'm so excited about this thread! I know next to nothing about friesians.. but there is one for lease nearby. I'm talking to the owner tomorrow and setting up a time to go see him. If all goes well I'll be leasing him for free basically, and also starting dressage lessons on him! I hope that his owner approves of me! If all goes well I will post a few pics of him on here :)
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This is a FriesianxQH... Just sayin'
Oh, man! This guy is stunning, but I've seen quite a bit of crosses in which the Friesian is either completely drowned out or it just didn't mix right? Not sure how to put it!

But there are many beautiful crosses. I recently saw a ArabxFriesian cross as a show... wowzers! That horse was a looker.
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post #98 of 101 Old 10-13-2012, 05:23 PM
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Hi! I take care of a 3-year-old Friesian mare.
She's named Eefje, and I mostly do tricktraining with her. I started with it not too long ago :) She's unfortunataly not been ridden yet, she still needs to learn that.

WOW that friesianxQH!! Amazing!

Sorry! Bad english.. feel free to correct me (:
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Oh, man! This guy is stunning, but I've seen quite a bit of crosses in which the Friesian is either completely drowned out or it just didn't mix right? Not sure how to put it!

But there are many beautiful crosses. I recently saw a ArabxFriesian cross as a show... wowzers! That horse was a looker.
I know, they don't always turn out like that! A lot of times they're pretty... awkward.
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My possible Friesian....

So, since Ladyhawke first showed up on our TV screen I have been an avid fan of Friesians. I grew up in an area not condusive to horse keeping, and then my life got in the way, but I decided to start lessons when I hit age 30. I've had a journey since then, riding, leasing and owning horses - had a horse bolt badly on me at one point and it has taken me about 5 years to gain back enough confidence to try again. I've always maintained my love of baroque style horses though, and I am currently leasing and doing lessons on an andalusian/percheron mare.

For the past few months I have been in contact with a Friesian trainer who works with a variety of farms to match prospective owners to their new Friesian. I've met about 12 possibilities, and narrowed the field down to two. One was just too high energy, and I knew that the minute I met him. We let them loose one by one in the arena and this guy was all full of pee and vinegar. The other boy though, just walked over to us to say hi and get some neck scratches.

I can see that the boy I like is a baroque style, but his sire is fairly sporty. I met his dam the other day though, and I can see that he takes after her. I'll post a picture:



I did ride him, and certainly admit that it is a different feel from horses I am used to. I could feel the shoulder movement more, and even though he dropped his head to round up, I felt as though I was seeing more 'head and neck' than usual. This is of course due to the placement of his neck on his shoulders.

I guess I am concerned about comments I read here about baroque Friesians being uncomfortable to ride.

My goals as basic level dressage, trail riding, costume classes and just being the absolute horse of my dreams. I'm 42 and not planning on being competitive, and have no plans to ever jump over anything. I may be interested in driving, if I end up somewhere where this would be safe.
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