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post #21 of 31 Old 04-26-2012, 05:07 PM
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If a flashy trail horse is what you want, I suggest either a Tennessee walker or a Saddlebred. ;) You can find some much less costly and they are very good, dependable trail horses.
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One of the girls at my old barn had a freisian. We did mainly road and trail riding. I got to ride him one day, what a blast I giggled the whole time. He was sooo bouncy (escpecially compared to my usual ride - a percheron)
My BO/trainer has a Freisian/Canadian cross and he is spectacular! He is alos the barn troublemaker too lol.
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Sorry but I tend to agree with Kayty.

Most Freisians are not conformed to be good higher level dressage horses. They are a carriage horse. There are SOME Freisians who are bred more towards a sport horse type (a friend of mine has her Freisian up to GP - but he is bred to the 9s) but MOST Freisians, especially a backyard bred $10,000 Freisian, are not this type. A nicely bred, correctly conformed for dressage Freisian at 5 y/o and well started would run you over $30,000 easily and even then the very nice ones are few and far between.
I have both done dressage and evented low levels on off breed horses and won quite a few championships. Low level championships and high scores are a relatively moot point when discussing suitability for high level performance. Anything with 4 legs that is ridden quietly and accurately through a first level test has the potential to get a 65%.


Generally, Freisians tend to be flighty and very strong in the hand and I would not recommend one (in general) for a new or timid/nervous rider. As a trail horse I don't know how well they would fare just because of their hair and large hooves. IMO Freisians look pretty, are very intelligent and can be a fun mount for an experienced rider, but as far as a performance horse leave much to be desired. Good luck!
I don't think dressage is a concern for this buyer as I thought her husband just wants a purdy trail horse and will spend $$ to get it.
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I don't think dressage is a concern for this buyer as I thought her husband just wants a purdy trail horse and will spend $$ to get it.
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If you really want to buy him, then buy him. I think you're being taken for a fool though, spending that much on a horse like that.
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Tell you what, buy the horse. and i will trade you a just as pretty horse that is super trail ready yesterday!! and he loves trails! wood bridges, overpasses, traffic. Nothing scares this guy!!
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I like him but he does have a weak back and hind end.

He isn't worth 7500 though....you can buy a better built fresian for that money. I know it's not a lot for a freisian but I've seen them for cheaper and they were more solid.

Get a QH..they are awesome.
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Yeah, I was just about to say, you could get an extremely nice tall black quarter horse for 10k that will take you all over the trails and probably come home and win you a couple shows too.

EDIT: I also just get a bad feeling about the seller. Her barn is pretty rickety, she can't take a good photo for the life of her, and the horse is poorly tied up to a fence..... I feel like this is a greener horse than she's making him out to be....
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Tell you what, buy the horse. and i will trade you a just as pretty horse that is super trail ready yesterday!! and he loves trails! wood bridges, overpasses, traffic. Nothing scares this guy!!
It would seem that my husband is trying to get you to trade that Friesian to us for Cinny lol. He has done all of those things on trail. Now im feeling pretty proud of my poneh... but don't get my hubby wrong, I do not ride home over a highway overpass, we go under them but there is a lot of loud semi truck traffic and one is so low that you have to duck down or even get off if your horse is tall to go under it.
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