10-24-2012, 12:53 AM
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Anything but QH...and most paints, honestly. I can't stand bulldog looks for my own horse. I admire them when they belong to others, but I would not buy one myself. Draft looks are fine, Appendix-type QH are okay, I suppose it comes from being raised east coast with Arabs and TB's all around. Just sight unseen, my first choice would be Vanner or Friesian, possibly crossed with Arab for a little refinement about the head and endurance. We all have favorites and least favorites. Watch me wind up with a ranch bred QH, lol.
I think one of my reasons for being so attracted to this gal, other than her loveliness, is her resembliness to a BLM Mustang I had for a few years in the late 90's. They are built almost identically, and she would go-go-go all boomin day and night!
Bringing horses from one climate to another does pose its own problems, true. Its hard to hear the tinkling of a broken dream, I have drooling over her for about 3 months. But I am sure she will find the right home if it is not to be with me.
There are plenty of Friesians here about Texas area, tho not a lot locally. Certainly none for sale, much to my chagrin. Closest one I would even think of is either 5 hours (Dallas/OKC) or closer to 8-10 hours away (Houston/Little Rock). Being stuck out in the black hole of West Texas has some distinct disadvantages :) Especially without a good vehicle to leave the local area. Tho that may be changing too... the winds are shifting here, on a personal level, so perhaps waiting is best, anyway.
I certainly thank everyone that has responded to this thread for their opinions, agreed with or not.