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Date Posted: 16:11:39 12/15/09 Tue
Author: Randy
Subject: Thinking about a Friesian Cross Colt
In reply to: Molly 's message, "Thinking about a Friesian Cross Colt" on 12:40:38 12/14/09 Mon

Recommend; BUY!

Your going to make a great 'Mommy!'
You're not going to offend anyone by taking in a beautiful horse that needs a home! And your sure doing your homework.
Good luck Molly, and may all your dreams come true :)


>I am new to the forum. Sorry if I offend anyone by
>considering a Friesian cross. I know that there are
>purists out there and I do undertand. I would love a
>purebred, but have not the resources.
>So, I found a 75% Friesian/Oldenberg colt who is a
>coming 2 year old. Growing out of his gawky phase
>right now. I will be going to see him after the
>holidays are over.
>What are the things I need to consider? Should I have
>his joints x-rayed? What nutrition info do I need
>(vets are not real reliable, IMO, I'd rather hear from
>the "real" experts).
>He may be my dream horse- looks like a purebred, but
>doesn't have quite the action or headset of a
>purebred. But I can afford him ($3000) and I am
>looking for a dressage horse. I just lost my 1/2 Arab
>and we did dressage together but it wasn't her forte
>(we still did well though). But it wasn't easy for
>her. A big deal to me is temperament, too. I want a
>best friend.
>I've been told Friesians don't always have "stamina"
>for working long (fine with me I have 2 kids). Any
>advice for a newbie? I've never had a "baby" before,
>either, would send out for training. Luckily, I have
>a few good trainers in the area. Start slow, gentle,
>easy- let them grow is what I have heard.
>Thanks so much everyone!

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