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Date Posted: 08:44:41 02/28/11 Mon
Author: Ileana
Subject: Friesian do Better in Cold Climates
In reply to: GC 's message, "Heat" on 19:49:56 02/26/11 Sat

My Friesian was born in Connecticut and lived in Michigan until 2.5 years old before moving him to Houston, TX. He has been living in Houston for 2 years now. He is doing very well in that climate with exceptional care. For instance: he is only turned out at night for short periods in the summer. We work him only at night during the summer. He has a fan over him in the summer plus 2 water buckets in his stall all the time. He tends to be more sluggish in the heat in comparison to other horse breeds in a similar condition. His performance in cold weather is much more energetic. My experience suggests that Friesians do better in colder weather and special care is needed in hotter climates.

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  • Reply: Heat re: climate and FRESIAN -- MZ, 17:32:49 06/27/11 Mon
  • Remarkable story & team -- Ileana, 08:48:15 06/29/11 Wed

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