Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
Well, when I was about 16, and wanted saddle horse, having learned to ride on the Percheron we used in the tobacco fields, my stepfather, who had the excuse of being a practical man, versus a real horseman, bought me a spoiled Anglo Arabian stallion, as the horses we had were mares!\Yup, very flashy horse, palomino and one who must have been used in parades at one time, as when he heard music, he would do a high stepping prance ( I rode him in my high school parade , eventually, thus I discovered that fact )
He knew every spoiled trick there was, rearing , going over backwards, running a rider against obstacles, bolting, ect. My poor mother suffered greatly, watching me determined to ride that beast. However, I got smarter, as I got older, knowing I was lucky not to have had my spine crushed, and, as a horsewoman , would not dream of letting any of my kids ,when they were young, on a horse like that
I really don't get it, when people want to ride a horse that they are out horsed by, just because the animal is a certain color and looks like that IMPRINTED IMAGE of a wild stallion!
Me, I love riding a broke horse, and the days of wanting to ride stallions , is in my past!
I have seen a few Freisens here, at open shows, and have no wish to either own one or ride one. One was used in the Mask of Zorro- I believe, although another horse was substituted for various scenes