Whats your opinion on friesians?
I am looking at one for a possible buy. He is training 4th level. Nice gaits. Modern type. heres what the add says about him:
2007 USDF FRIESIAN ALL BREEDS, 2ND LEVEL OPEN CHAMPION, 2ND LEVEL OPEN 9TH PLACE,USDF 2ND LEVEL OPEN 7TH PLACE, Andante(TACO), Gelding, Black, 16.1H Foaled: 1998, This is a VERY SPECIAL HORSE !!!!!Super friendly, wonderful temperment! Easy to ride for any level rider! Forward moving but not hot- goes well in a snaffle or a double bridle. Absolutely stunning jet black, modern-type Friesian with a very thick tail. Beautiful gaits- comfortable sitting trot-This horse is one of a kind !! He has everything you would want in a riding horse, hauls and clips easily, and has NO VICES. He has extensive show experience. Very grounded and well behaved at shows. Now schooling fourth. Has changes. NEVER any lameness issues!!
I want to go up to high level dressage and do some jumping once a week (or more, but nothing too hard for the horse or too much work) for fun. What do you think of them? let me know ASAP! Thanks!
He sounds fabulous. Did they mention a price? Fresians seem to be very popular horses right now so the prices are very high on them. I love them but they are way out of my price range :shock:
I think they are so beautiful. :D
Awww he sounds nice!
We saw Fresians at the Expo just this weekend! I was awestruck. The size, the HAIR, the black, the movement. I can see why they get the prices they do. A ten month old was for sale for $11,000. They just have a presence. I have no idea how they are for jumping, there probably is a better horse for both jumping and dressage, but since you are only doing light jumping it might not matter. I will never own one, it would be a pricey trail horse, but I was so impressed. But I also fell in love with some huge mules. :wink:
The thought of a jumping friesian was a tad strange to so I went onto yt to see if I could find any. I came up with a few X's and these two and we already know they are great dressage horse.
He sounds great.
I love their personalities; most are very calm, love people, LOVE to work, they are very willing horses. There are a few bloodlines that can be a little hot, but generally they are *****cats.
They are good for dressage, though you have to choose carefully. Generally, they fall into two categories; those that are good for riding and those that are good for driving. I guess if you are looking at buying a more finished horse though, you may not have to worry as much about that.
You might get lucky and find a horse that actually enjoys it, but Friesians aren't really known for jumping. Of course, ANY horse can succeed modestly, just don't expect the moon.
That boy's price is pretty high. I'd expect something more in the 40k range for his level of training. And for a more common breed, you might be able to knock another 5-10k off. I guess its not an unheard-of price...but I wouldn't pay 55k.
There was a good article in Dressage Today last year about the unique training challenges that you face with Friesians...its a pretty good read. Sorry about the poor quality of the pdf, its all I could find on short notice:) http://www.legacyfriesians.com/sabineSArticle.pdf
I think they are "Prince Charming" type horses!! Just looks like they should be ridden by a prince...GORGIOUS!!! lol
This picture makes my heart melt!!! *sigh* "Ill take that one please...thanks"
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