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Date Posted: 17:32:49 06/27/11 Mon
Author: MZ
Subject: Reply: Heat re: climate and FRESIAN
In reply to: GC 's message, "Heat" on 19:49:56 02/26/11 Sat

Can't say about all Friesians and also that this horse is a 1/2 Friesian, but check out Liz and Larry's posting I've attached. The 130 mile ride she's talking about through the Mojave Desert is about the same lattitude and climage as southern Spain or northern Africa. It gets pretty hot.

http://www.flyingwfarms.com/H_RF_2010/H%20Alerion.htm

Can't say how they would do in a tropical or subtropical climage.


>Many Friesians are said to be intolerant of heat, and
>my personal experience with my own horse supports that
>observation. I live in a cool and very wet climate
>(much like Friesland from what I have heard) and I
>have been very happy with the way that my Friesian
>seems to be happy and healthy here. He is MUCH
>happier and more energetic in cool weather, even very
>cold weather, than he is in the summer sun. Being
>largely from a northern European gene pool, I guess
>you might expect that. I have also heard of many
>Friesians living happily in sub-zero temperatures in
>Alaska and Canada. On the other hand, I know there
>are some beautiful Friesians living in hotter climates
>around the world. I hope someone from a more southern
>clime will offer their experiences with Friesians and
>heat/humidity.

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