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post #1 of 17 Old 12-21-2011, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else jump their half-friesian?

I have a tendency to ramble so I'm going to try to make this short. I have a Friesian/Warmblood cross who is 5 and I've had her for almost a year. She was in training at a 3 day eventing barn when I bought her. I'd like to use her for hunters to start and then move into derby's or jumpers or whatever she seems to be best at.

So does anyone else have experience jumping with part Friesian horses? I know anytime you cross two breeds you can get very different horses but I was just curious who else was jumping these guys.

Any thoughts on what might make working with them different than other breeds? I've been told many things about Friesians now that I have her but I'm not sure I believe half of them since there seems to be some anti-Friesian sentiment in the hunter/jumper arena...

Thanks for the input!
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post #2 of 17 Old 12-22-2011, 02:21 AM
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I always thought that the Fresian "sport horse" market was pretty thriving. I don't know much about the breed, but I can guarantee that a lot of it just depends on training and talent. Did you see her jump around before you bought her?

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post #3 of 17 Old 12-22-2011, 06:55 AM
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any photos of her ??

I doubt fresians are very popular at a hunter barn, but I have a friend who does some lower level eventing on hers. He's a good boy and takes great care of her.

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post #4 of 17 Old 12-22-2011, 07:31 AM
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A friend of mine jumps and does cross country on hers. She does very well, too!
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post #5 of 17 Old 12-22-2011, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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She was in training at an eventing barn when I got her. The owner sold her because she was getting a divorce and Signa was the greenest so she let her and a couple others go.

I know she's capable of jumping but we are having a problem with plowing through the jumps instead of going over. If I provide lots of leg she'll go over and has a very cute jump but she's kinda lazy about it sometimes and the head trainer blames that (and every other bad trait she has) on the freisian side.

Are Friesians lazy or stubborn typically? I always thought that they might be a little hot but I am finding that the two are not mutually exclusive =)

I don't have many good photos of her and my videos are just short clips that my non-horse husband took for me =(
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For obvious reasons I can't jump our 5 month old but she clears fences on her own time if she's bored. She does it better than most people. We did make the fence a full foot taller than it was so she doesn't do it anymore. But I fully intend to jump her later.

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She was in training at an eventing barn when I got her. The owner sold her because she was getting a divorce and Signa was the greenest so she let her and a couple others go.

I know she's capable of jumping but we are having a problem with plowing through the jumps instead of going over. If I provide lots of leg she'll go over and has a very cute jump but she's kinda lazy about it sometimes and the head trainer blames that (and every other bad trait she has) on the freisian side.

Are Friesians lazy or stubborn typically? I always thought that they might be a little hot but I am finding that the two are not mutually exclusive =)

I don't have many good photos of her and my videos are just short clips that my non-horse husband took for me =(
Friesians usually aren't lazy or stubborn. They are layed back and gentle. They do have a lot of movement and I've heard of friesian crossed with a hot horse TB, Arab, etc used for jumping and eventing lately. I purchased my own friesian crossed w arab/Apha and she is very gentle but has a lot of spirit. The lady I purchased her from asked if I was going to show jump her. Never jumped before but well have to try it out.
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post #8 of 17 Old 01-03-2012, 03:52 PM
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My trainer has a Fresian/TB mare at her barn that she is working with for a client...she has just started jumping and loves it.

Here is a picture of her on the flat I took when I was home.

(excuse the loose neck stretcher...there was a knot in it but it came loose)
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I have a Clyde/TB cross who is by far the best thing ever (no bias of course:)). He clears 4'6" with knees tight and insane power like it's nbd. Don't ever let anyone doubt you or your horse because of their predisposed opinions on breeds.
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post #10 of 17 Old 03-27-2012, 05:58 AM
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I have A 3 year old, Friesian Sporthorse that I was trying to sell, but he is so amazing, I decided to hang on to him. I have every intention of jumping him, as I am an eventer. I also had a TB X Clyde that was an amazing 4"+ jumper. You go girl!
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