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post #11 of 41 Old 02-29-2012, 10:20 PM
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Like CL said, both! I would love to have a rich bay Warlander colt!
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post #12 of 41 Old 02-29-2012, 10:24 PM
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I would almost give my left arm to own a Friesian!

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post #13 of 41 Old 03-01-2012, 03:19 PM
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Really don't like Friesians.
I'd go Andalusian,they're more allround than a friesian since a friesian has trouble basculating over a jump wich the Anda has less.

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post #14 of 41 Old 03-01-2012, 03:51 PM
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Fresians and Andalusians are like "apples and oranges".
Fresians are a draft breed, meant to pull. They are elegant and have a nice movement, but it is not one that is naturally good for collection.

Andalusians are almost the polar opposite; built for collection and not designed to pull a cart at all.

I would rather own an Andalusion, personally. Fresians are lovely to look at and seem to have nice temperaments, this is true.
Might want to do a little more historical research. Even though they are often classified as a light draft, Frisians were/are a riding horse. Even had light breed introduced to lighten the Frisian way back when. Then used as a carriage horse later on as the need for heavier riding horses declined. (Even the Lipizzaner started being bred for carrage horses at one point, so shall we say they're a draft ment for pulling?) Records show them as a very popular ridden horse hundreds of years ago by mounted knights. But a history lesson is beyond the scope of this thread . Besides, all horses can pull better than they can carry. Nature did not design the horse to carry loads on it's back. Humans are better designed for that. But again, beyond the scope of this thread

I'll go with the Frisian, because they are calm. Even tempered. Don't spook easily and when they do spook they recover amazingly fast compared to most other horses I've dealt with. Prefer to use them for breed improvements though. I like the Frisian Sporthorse (as defined by the FSA).
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here are some pictures of some Friesians
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post #16 of 41 Old 03-01-2012, 04:04 PM
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Andalusians hands down. My hub and I got into this discussion the other night. He has loved them forever and a long time ago before they were so popular we talked about importing a couple, even had contacts and did some legwork.

Thing is Friesians wouldn't do well out here. We trail ride. Though they are strong, gentle, and oh so lovely if they aren't over bred and long faced, one wouldn't and shouldn't be expected to travel 8 to 10 hours climbing our steep mountains. An Andalusian could.
I agree its lbs not miles, they were riding horses. And the good ones still are. But one of those good ones would set me back $20,000 or more and would be the only one I would have. I personally think they are being overbred, lacking the traditional elegance and finesse in an effort to saturate the breed.

Personally I like the looks of an Andie better! Especially the flashy dappled grey ones... with the three foot long mane and cresty neck... add on the Arabicish head. I'm down!

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Hmmm,I'd take one of both! :)
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I've never had contact with an Andalusian but I think I'd be tempted that way. The only Freisians I've experienced have been stubborn and shirty. X
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here are some pictures of some Friesians
Your Fresians are beautiful!!!
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post #20 of 41 Old 03-01-2012, 08:58 PM
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Neither! Not really my type of horse. If I had to choose between these two breeds though I would say Andalusian. I don't like the look of Friesians. I have actually ridden both, and its just not my cup of tea :)
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