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    12-31-2006, 09:26 PM
  #1
Yearling
Friesians

Alright, I find this breed is above all, not another like it. At the Horse Expo they had a 15 minute Friesian demo...the ground shook underneath there feet, there huge stride and gorgeous black slick bodys, The friesian is my favorite breed of all time.
     
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    12-31-2006, 09:32 PM
  #2
Foal
They are so gorgeous , I have never seen a bad looking friesian
     
    12-31-2006, 09:46 PM
  #3
Yearling
I would like to personally hear someone say that they have met a ugly friesian.
     
    01-01-2007, 06:50 AM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by barnrat
I would like to personally hear someone say that they have met a ugly friesian.
I've seen a poorly bred cross that wasn't so gorgeous. A few, really.
     
    01-01-2007, 11:56 AM
  #5
Foal
I love friesian's! When they are well bred with another breed, they can be very gorgeous also. I was just wondering, could you train a friesian to do hunter jumper, or any kind of jumping sport, and show them? You barely ever see people jumping their friesian, they just do dressage...is this for a specific reason? Well I was just wondering...
     
    01-02-2007, 08:36 AM
  #6
Yearling
I think that they can do jumping they just excel in dressage because of there gaits. I think I saw a small video clip of one doing jumping once.


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I've seen a poorly bred cross that wasn't so gorgeous. A few, really.
I meant a purebred friesian.......not a crossbred.

These people live around me and these are the friesians that I saw at the horse expo.....absolutely breath taking.

http://www.royalcarouselfriesians.com/
     
    01-02-2007, 09:13 AM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by aerogeek
I love friesian's! When they are well bred with another breed, they can be very gorgeous also. I was just wondering, could you train a friesian to do hunter jumper, or any kind of jumping sport, and show them? You barely ever see people jumping their friesian, they just do dressage...is this for a specific reason? Well I was just wondering...
Friesians are praised for the sport of dressage because of their ideal build and their gorgeous gaits. Friesian crosses are generally bred to be more of a sport horse with broader capabilities as opposed to just a dressage horse. Friesians do have a jumping ability, but as expensive as they are, someone could purchase a much better jumping horse/breed with their money. Friesians really aren't as ideal compared to other breeds.
     
    01-02-2007, 01:27 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Friesians are praised for the sport of dressage because of their ideal build and their gorgeous gaits. Friesian crosses are generally bred to be more of a sport horse with broader capabilities as opposed to just a dressage horse. Friesians do have a jumping ability, but as expensive as they are, someone could purchase a much better jumping horse/breed with their money. Friesians really aren't as ideal compared to other breeds.

Well put.....
     
    01-05-2007, 12:33 PM
  #9
Foal
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    01-05-2007, 01:06 PM
  #10
Weanling
Wow, for a Friesian, that horse doesnt have the typical breed Characteristics! Unless he is still too young to have grown the feathering? I thought they started getting fuzzy as weanlings though =)

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The official breed rarely has white markings of any kind; most registries allow only a small star on the forehead for purebred registration. Though extremely rare, and not accepted for registration in most cases, Friesians are occasionally chestnut.
Found that Quote on the breed, and what is allowed to be considered a registered friesian. That chestnut horse you posted is absolutely stunning, and has a wonderful huge stride on it! Has that friesian been able to get registered because of his coloring and lack of feathers?

I love Friesians.. I wish I could have the old school Friesian. The breed was founded to be huge, sturdy mounts for Knights in the middle ages. Over time, people took the breed, and didnt preserve it too well, mixing much arabian lines into it and whatnot, which made it smaller and a wee bit thinner boned.. but also aided the breed in having such wonderful performance horse qualities.

I do believe that Gypsy Vanners still steal my heart when it comes to my favorite "dream" breed =) (I have a few dream horses.. a practical one, and a dream one!)
     

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