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    02-17-2009, 07:43 PM
Cool, thank you for the info :) I appreciate everything.

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    02-17-2009, 08:58 PM
I had some spare time so I figured I would look for at a few Friesians and here is what I found. I don't really know much at future breeding requirements so I'm not sure if they're going to be what you're looking for, but I figured I'd give it a shot anyways.

Friesian Horse For Sale, Alberta (Canada), Athabasca, Alberta

Friesian Horse For Sale, Alberta (Canada), Athabasca, Alberta
    02-17-2009, 10:03 PM
I would suggest that you read up on friesians at

Another great source of information is

When I started off to purchase a friesian, I thought I would get an older mare. But like I wound up buying a long yearling, a gelding, and haven't regretted any part of it. I am enjoying learning with my horse. I will send him off for training next year with Anneke of the website above.

Best of luck to you. Enjoy this.
    02-17-2009, 11:23 PM
Green Broke
If your interested in getting him/her shipped to you theres a few in Ny that might interest you.

Handsome, black, 15.2H, children/adult dressage, pleasure, hack & trail, great for any age,
$8000 B/O Clifton Park, NY (518-877-8109

I don't know what your price limit is but heres one-
Imported, 6yrs old, produces beautiful babies,
$18000 Voorheesville, NY (518-768-2197

Wobke, gorgeous, 2yrs old, phenomenal bloodlines, calm, sweet disposition, dressage or driving prospect,
$10000 Salem, NY (518) 854-9702

The first attached photo is of the stallion and the second attached picture is of the 2 year old in Salem,NY
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    02-17-2009, 11:42 PM
First of all, I'd eliminate a stallion right off, because in reality, its a huge financial commitment. I see so many people go "oh, I'm going to breed my stallion and make money" and that same stallion stands 10 years later, with 3 foals on the ground, miserable because he's kept in isolation. The fact of the matter is, to have a good breeding stallion, it takes money. Lots and lots of money. Money to register, money to show/campaign him, money to promote him. Not to mention the pain in the butt of having to deal with a stallion at boarding barns or shows. A good stallion makes a fantastic gelding

As for age though, that's entirely dependent on your circumstances. While its lovely to raise your own baby, you have to ask yourself what are you going to do in the meantime? Do you have horses that you can ride? Do you have a place that is baby safe to keep? Because effectively, while you might be buying a foal for 5k, by the time he has reached 3, you have almost sunk 10k+ into him just in boarding fees-let alone vet and farrier. Just something to think about :)

So I don't know what exactly you want to do, but if I was in your position, I'd be looking for a 3-4 year old mare/gelding who has been lightly started and go from there. That way, there hasn't been much time to have the horse screwed up, you can almost start from the beginning and train the way you want to train, and you aren't sinking money into a horse who is doing nothing and waiting 3 years for him to grow up
(on the other hand, I'm saying this because I've had 2 foals from birth, and I'm really looking forward to just riding now and being done with them growing :P)
    01-28-2016, 06:55 PM
Gingerrrrr, do you know the name of the Friesian stallion that you posted about in 2009? He used to stand in Voorheesville, NY but has been sold since then.

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