06-27-2009, 04:50 PM
| || | I'm pretty sure when they said "high level eventer" they actually meant the rider would be high, because you'd have to be if you spent that kind of money on an untried 2 year old that not only has zero indication of even becoming an eventer period, but is actually bred to NOT do well in eventing. Neither Friesians nor QH's are known for stamina, nor superb jumping ability. I don't see anything about her that says "I can gallop for four miles and jump 4'0" fences while I'm doing it and win to boot!" What I see is "Hi, I'm a ridiculously overpriced filly that really isn't worth much at all but because they get to call me a Friesian, they convince people I'll be a champion!" Sorry, I just get annoyed at all these crossbreeds being passed off as pedigreed champions. It's like the minute a horse has Friesian in it, it's somehow worth a fortune and I have seen some DARN ugly Friesians before. And why are they worth so much? When is the last time you saw a grand prix show jumper Friesian? A Friesian doing Rolex? Heck, even a Friesian winning Grand Prix Dressage? They're nice horses, but they don't serve much purpose in the world of open competition, except maybe as driving horses? For that price, I'd say you could easily find a good looking young Warmblood or Thoroughbred with actual proven parentage to excell in the sport you're choosing.