View Full Version : Friesian fanatics

24-01-08, 02:35 PM
Gee been a bit scary on here lately. Been almost too scared to post anything LOL Glad its all settling down now.

Anyway are there any Friesian fans here? well besides the obvious like me and blackhorse LOL If so, and especially if your in Victoria, can you PM me?


24-01-08, 03:29 PM
Me, me, me.

I drool over BH when she posts Pics of them all.

How about putting some picks up Neisje

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ What we learn to do, we learn by doing ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

24-01-08, 03:46 PM
Huh, Blackhorse's horses... everyone knows what I think of them - haven't you noticed that glaring fault in ALL of them???...THEY'RE NOT IN MY PADDOCKS!!!!!! And I DON'T like looking at photos of them because the drool just dodgies up the keyboard. lol (If anyone thinks I am knocking them, no, being funny here - I really adore them.)

Put up pics like BH's, Neisje, and be prepared for replies like, "wht d y thnk y r dng pttng sch prtty phts n hr? My drl hs clggd kybrd nd n vwls wrkng!!" (vowels on keyboard not working because of drool)

Leanne O.

24-01-08, 11:46 PM
When I was a little girl my fantasy horse was an enormous black stallion.

I think they are spectacular (totally drool-worthy) but know nothing about them...

Non horsey OH thinks so too and has decided he will become horsey as long as he can have one so it has now become something of a plan.


25-01-08, 01:34 AM
I lurve fresians. I ride percherons and can just imagine the ride on a fresian would be even more amazing!

25-01-08, 01:42 AM
I love the fresians, they are such a magnificent breed, I love all the photos and get so envious that something that gorgeous isn't in my paddock. I say bring on as many photo of fresians as people can manage. I never tire of seeing the breed.

Kind Regards

25-01-08, 02:14 AM
Tell them about the fun day Niesje you will be safe, Lea-Owen is in QLD so she cant drool on you.

25-01-08, 02:14 AM
Nice to see you back, Neisje! Don't think you need a flak jacket any more! MANY of us love seeing those beautiful black beasts! Regards!

25-01-08, 02:26 AM
I met one once-she was not even pure bred ,but how nice-They cut a dash , the All Blacks.Yep Photos please.

25-01-08, 03:41 AM
I love them!!!! I have a soft spot for a lovely black horse of any breed but those amazing manes and tails just make the Fresians extra special.
I hate the plaited, docked mane and tail look and I prefer the "natural" look in all breeds. I have a lovely black riding pony stallion who has the best mane (tail is getting there.) Have thought about showing him but I am not going to destroy it so- no shows for him.
I say let all manes and tails on all horses grow long and free.
(I think my neighbours call this "feral")

25-01-08, 03:57 AM
You guys are not playing my game LOL Your supposed to PM me if you are a Friesian nut in Vic LOL Ok, I am having a Friesian Fun Day that some people on another forum with a Friesian section have been nagging me to do for ages, so wanted to see if anyone here wanted to come too! Its just a fun get together, nothing flashy or anything, just a few of us getting together and visiting my Friesians, and then having lunch and watching Friesian videos. So if anyone wants to join us PM or email me and I'll send you the details :-)

But seen as you insist, ok here are some pictures LOL

Othello - My old man :-) 23 this year!

An old pic of him in harness at a show

Denni (imp) - The big boofhead LOL

Iepe (imp)


Ok and some of the girls :-)

Fly a Way (imp) - the ditzy blonde Friesian LOL

Ulrika (imp) - my old girl :-) looking fat as always LOL

Krystal (imp)

Giske - Ulrika's daughter

My Twisted horse :-) and her latest baby Xiamara (who I'm keeping) should get some more pics she has grown so much! And need to get pics of my yearling filly Valeska too only got baby pics of her.

Thats it for now :-)

25-01-08, 05:28 AM
They are gorgeous, neisje! That portrait of Othello is a stunner! Thank you for sharing! What kind of riding do you specialise in with them? Regards!

25-01-08, 06:19 AM
Are there many friesians in Australia? I don't think I have actually seen one in the flesh (purebred) that is. (don't think there are many in far nth qld)

25-01-08, 06:46 AM
Hi, your Horse's are absolutely amazing!, I was really hoping that you would post some piccies on here as after seeing Blackhorse's Babies I need to Drool some more. I love how True Black that they are and how powerful their movement looks, I know this will probably be a horrible question to you but do they cross well with TB's?.


25-01-08, 07:02 AM
Hi Neisje Would we want to come to a friesian fun day? WOULD WE :D

have been trying for ages to get out to see you, i actually traveled though your town last week, but was on a bus so couldn't stop :(
but i did wave madly when i realised where we were (actually that's a fibby LOL but it sounds better than i didn't have a clue where we were until we reached the other end of town hehehe)

When will it be held and could i please bring my Daddy?
he is from Friesland so your ponies will understand when he speaks Frisian to them :)
all i know is that when he speaks frisian to me, it means "run your in big trouble" ;-)

will Pm you my contact details cheers Pauper

25-01-08, 08:13 AM

I am probably the wrong person to answer as I am one of those that tends to subscribe to the view the TBs cross well with everything they are the universal donor horse.

Of course it is not as simple as that. I have seen some absolutely stunning TB/Frieisan crosses but also some woefull ones. Of course by starting with good horses you stand a better chance of getting a good result, but as with any big boned big bodied horses crossed with a lighter framed one you do stand an increased chance of getting a Friesian type body on TB style legs so that they look a bit top heavy. They do seem to cross more reliably with Morgans (though then height is often an issue) and Andalusians, both of which are more closely related. Niesje always used to be (not sure now)a fan of STB crosses, which I am not because I dont; think you get the same quality of gait from them and I am a dressage person.

This is the TB cross foal I bred. She is a bit top heavey and not very tall, but her Friesian sire was one of the smaller ones (15.1). She is a nice mare, brilliant trail horse and fine for fun dressage but would never be a world beater.

Please forgive the rider her straight arms she was very nervous of me taking pictures and got a bit stiff!


25-01-08, 09:01 AM
Uh oh, here go the keys on the kybord, missng the vowls as I drool all ovr it lkng at those btful blcks!



25-01-08, 10:08 AM
I'm not a TB fan :-) and I prefer purebred Friesians. BUT yes they do make a nice cross. Below some Friesians crosses by my stallions to give you an idea of what you can get from a crossbred

from a Tb mare

From a TB mare

From a TB mare

This one is actually out of a Clydie x mare!

From Clydie x mare

From Friesian x TB mare

Another different one from Friesian X TB mare

Another from a Clydie x mare (diff mare than others above)

From a QH mare

From a paint mare

25-01-08, 10:15 AM
>Are there many friesians in Australia? I don't think I have
>actually seen one in the flesh (purebred) that is. (don't
>think there are many in far nth qld)

About 200 now I think. A few in QLD now too.

25-01-08, 10:16 AM
>Hi Neisje Would we want to come to a friesian fun day? WOULD
>WE :D

Just PM'd you the details Pauper and yes your very welcome and your dad :-)


25-01-08, 10:18 AM
>They are gorgeous, neisje! That portrait of Othello is a
>stunner! Thank you for sharing! What kind of riding do you
>specialise in with them? Regards!

Don't ride LOL well very rarely! Thats me driving Othello in the harnes, but haven't done that since he has retired. Denni and Iepe both reside with there riders at the moment. And they do dressage. Used to have a mare out competing in dressage. Now most of mine just eat and get fat LOL


25-01-08, 11:03 AM
That last one is out of a mare who is at least 50% TB:)

25-01-08, 11:57 AM
Nice Xbreds, Neisje! That bay mare is really nice! Can see that the mare type is important.

Your mare looks lovely Blackhorse! Like your sig strip, too!

I guess it's hard to generalise, and each horse is different, but temperamentally, what are Friesians like in general? Or is that a dumb question?

25-01-08, 12:43 PM
>I guess it's hard to generalise, and each horse is
>different, but temperamentally, what are Friesians like in
>general? Or is that a dumb question?

Very smart, and love people, but at the same time get very attached to one person. I used to be banned from watching my stallions compete because they would keep stopping at me on the edge of the arena's LOL Or they would follow me with their eyes and not be concentrating on what they were doing LOL Soon as I left they worked fine because mum was no longer there to distract them :-) And they enjoy doing things. My horses love having halters/bridles on and coming out because it means something is happening and they get to do something. My old stallion Othello nearly takes of your hand if your not fast enough as he snatches the bit off you in his rush to get it in his mouth! LOL One lady at a show who was struggling to get a bridle on her horse nearly died when I walked over to Othello held the bridle up and he dove his head in and grabbed the bit, She says 'OMG how did you teach him to do THAT!' I said never taught him he just loves the bridle so much! LOL The negatives of them are that they can be pushy and not respect your space, so you have to be firm with them right from the start, and also because they are so smart in the wrong hands they can learn bad things and walk all over the person.


25-01-08, 02:59 PM
Somebody on another site said that they don;t realise they are not big black labradors and they are a bit like that. Full of wriggly tail wagging knock you over coz I love playfullness.

The down side is that when 700kg of horse decides it is the boss it is very hard to argue with so you just hope who ever raised then never let them get that idea early on. Trouble is they are so people orientated it is very easy to spoil them and very hard to make them respect your space.

But in the end they are horses and you will have a spectrum from very quiet to quite reactive, but generally they tend to be at the calm sensible end of that spectrum.

25-01-08, 03:29 PM
Hi I love!!!! friesians. Do you sell them? I would love to own one one day. Sooooo jelous!

26-01-08, 09:54 AM
>Hi I love!!!! friesians. Do you sell them? I would love to
>own one one day. Sooooo jelous!

Sometimes :-) I only breed purebreds and usually have foals for sale, when I don't keep them! LOL

26-01-08, 12:15 PM
Thanks Neisje (and Blackhorse) for your temperament run down. They sound like they have real character, and we all like the horses that bond with us, don't we? Great thread. Regards!