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post #11 of 16 Old 01-26-2011, 03:04 PM
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Try Friesians of Majesty. That is a farm near me and everyone is super friendly there. Robert really knows what he is doing and talking about he could give you advice on anything. Right now his foals from 2010 are selling i believe, and he has some yearlings as well. I think his foals usually start out at around $8000 and have really awesome blood lines. He currently has the number one rated mare, and boy is she gorgeous! He also imprints all of his babies like as soon as they are born, so they are all wicked friendly. And just to let you know all his foals from last year are 1st Premie or 2nd Premie. Which is amazing actually.
Apparently they are going to keep him a stallion, but Robert will probably only sell him to someone who is going to make sure everything gets done for him to be on top. So I don't know if you could get him or not.

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post #12 of 16 Old 01-26-2011, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for all the help the friesian I worked with was named sweet pea and she was a carriage horse, the owner wanted to eventually put her under saddle but was kind of big guy and not used to riding much so was nervous about starting her. I think she was 3 and I just loved her. I think your right I would want a med-light friesian. I knew I had seen pics of them in western but also knew it wasn't common. In fact I did learn while working with SP that a registered friesian has no more than 3 white hairs, has not and can not be cross bred or bred with a non registered friesian and have to have been passed at a Keuring at cretin ages. Sadly yes the breed is becoming more popular and people are becoming more careless. The boy who had SP also had a cross bred named Navar and he was a sweet heart but had a very weak back and could not carry a person for a long ride. This is my fear with a cross breed. Here in the US because they are so uncommon if you want a papered horse it either has to be imported for a hefty fee or the prices I have seen are between $12,000 and over $100,000. It's crazy! But I really love the breed and though I am going to try to get a true friesian and do right by the breed, there are so many dishonest people I could spend a fortune and still end up with a cross breed. Thank you for all the helpful comments guys esp mumiinek.

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post #13 of 16 Old 01-26-2011, 03:48 PM
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Here there are four registries - Main registry for horses by studs licensed in NL, Bijboek I for horses by studs licensed out of NL, Bijboek II for horses by nonlicensed studs and KFPS-D boek that I'm not really sure what's for but as far as I know it's only a German thing. It's not really rare to find an unregistered friesian because you can register them later in their life, many breeders simply don't want to invest in registering the horse so they leave it to the new owner. As long as you know the parents of the horse (and I think they have to be registered too) you can register anything (providing it's not a cross). Friesian crosses tend to be wonderful horses too, usually much easier to take care of (not that much hair, weight and "clumsiness" - or should I say more athleticism?) and you still get the qualities of the breed, the beautiful personality and looks. There are many friesian crosses out there, I think in US even more than in Europe since here it's not such a pain to buy a purebred one. I'm not a fan of crossbreeding but I know for some people it's the only way to get what they want/need, many successful friesians in dressage are actually friesian/warmblood crosses, riders want friesian high action and looks and a talent and "room" of a warmblood. I never knew what a "friesian sport horse" is, isn't it a cross too? About white markings - Friesians are allowed to have a little star (doesn't matter how many white hairs). My guy has one. That's however the only white allowed on their body - what's strictly not allowed are leg markings and white in their hooves. I wish I could help you more but there are many things that are different in US.

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post #14 of 16 Old 02-02-2011, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by mumiinek View Post
Oh and friesians are quite wonderful in Western. I was thinking about switching to Western just because of my boy too! But I'm too much of a dressage person... I know a few people who ride their friesians Western and they do and look gorgeous. I had a photo of one of my friends' western friesian but I can't find it...

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Very beautiful indeed. A question- you seem very educated in the breed. Would this be a medium Friesian? Or heavy? If it were to be a medium horse, what would it be called? Heavy Friesian would be Baroque, correct? And what for the light weight Friesian? I'd love to know their proper names.

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post #15 of 16 Old 02-03-2011, 04:05 PM
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just wanted to subscribe because i love friesians and lots of interesting facts about them in this thread! i think they look GORGEOUS both western or in dressage (or pulling a cart) :) i had a job opportunity working at a friesian dressage barn, my goodness are those guys beautiful to watch. very elegant horses.
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post #16 of 16 Old 02-03-2011, 04:21 PM
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oh they are Beautiful animals an have awesome personalitys.. i board my Liberty at a Friesian Ranch an they are very nice to watch !!
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