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Date Posted: 06:55:57 09/15/06 Fri
Author: Cindy Snyder
Subject: First Friesian
In reply to: LuAnn Grover 's message, "Re: First Friesian" on 19:02:33 09/13/06 Wed

>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.

Lu Ann

Did you buy hm sight unseen or did you go to Ricks to see and ride him yourself. I'm really at a loss on how I should do this. I'm very leary about this internet stuff also. I read to many horror stories and this is a lot of money to get something I am either afraid of or can't handle. Thanks for your help.
Cindy

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