02-24-2009, 05:39 PM
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While I think he is quite the stunner, I would not pay nearly that much for him.
As skyhuntress said, he is a paint and therefore will have a hard time competing against the non-colored (solid) horses in almost any ring.
Not only that, but Friesian movement and way of going is not typical of any of the styles you see winning in the ring. Perhaps that might change in the future, but probably not soon enough for this guy. Fads come and go.
I do not think he is registerable, because of his dam being a paint.
Neither parents, from what I can find, have done much in their lifetimes. Generally speaking, I think that once a Friesian stallion is allowed to cross with a non-Friesian mare, he gets "outed" from the registry for approval; Friesian breeders like to keep the breed absolutely pure. Please correct me if I am wrong, this is just my understanding.
Having said that, if I was looking for something to just be flashy and mess around with, he's quite cute. Would I ever pay $6500 for that?? Heck no!!
The breeders look to only produce Friesian crosses, which I find a little odd... It also looks like the foals are only eligible to be reg'd with the Friesian Sporthorse Society.