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Date Posted: 19:02:33 09/13/06 Wed
Author: LuAnn Grover
Subject: Re: First Friesian
In reply to: Cindy Snyder 's message, "Searching for first Friesian" on 17:40:41 09/07/06 Thu

I am also a middle aged woman (49) and I just pruchased my first friesian. When going through the shopping process I searchd every website and went to every breeders website. I probably could have recited every Friesian over the age of 4 for sale anywhere in the US! I was completely obsessed with gtting just the right horse because I was coming off of a VERY bad horse deal where a breeder told me all sorts of things about how wonderful this particular horse was. I took my 2 trainers with me to look at him before I bought him (this was not a Friesian) and they recommnded that I purchase the horse. It was a diasaster. We were a horrible match and he should never have been recommended to a novice rider. I endd up with a brokn arm and soemone else got a borken collarbone. Th breeder wouldn't help me with moving this horse on to a more experienced rider.

Naturally I was very nervous about my next purchase. I knew if I didn't find the right match for me I would give up on horses. I hooked up with Rick Simonetti at Friesians4USA.com. He imports friesians from Holland. I couldn't believe that I would spend my precious dollars on a horse that I had only seen on the internet. Rick questioned me at great length about what I was looking for and found me the perfect horse. I also found it hard to believe that importing from Holland was less than buying the same horse here in the states. I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Rick. He really cares about this breed and that horses and riders get matched up correctly.

I love my first friesian and I will never be without one of these magnificent creatures.

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