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NELLIE.VILLAGRANA - 2016-11-01
My husband and I have 3 grandkids. We bought Shakira our pony for them. They all live in other towns but when they come they love to see her.

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Boris - 2016-10-11
I know this is kind of an old post. But Frisia is not an island. There are Frisian Islands, there are probably Frisian horses there, but the Frisian horses have existed long before those islands where even there. Frisia used to be a kingdom that ran all the way from Belgium to the Danish border. The Frisian Horse is a mix between the original Frisian Horse that was used in the North of the Netherlands, a small part of Frisia, for over 3000 years and imported Spanish Warhorses, creating a coldblooded horse that looks like a warmblooded horse.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2016-10-17
    Thanks for the correction! Friesland is a provence in the northern Netherlands, not an island, and we'll get that changed.
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Clydesdale Mad - 2012-11-25
Who on earth said that Clydesdales were not used for ploughing? Clydesdales were bred in Scotland to work the land as well as for pulling. The true 'Scottish' breed also has 'COW HOCKS' as a standard so that their huge feet would fit into the furrows (and they still do)! Whoever wrote that Clydesdales weren't 'plough' horses is having a joke. What has America done with our Clydesdales. Not bred for ploughing and only used as 'flashy carriage horses'? There weren't any 'flashy carriages' in Scotland (we were too poor) and only 'The Laird' would have carriages when these laddies were bred. Scotland was predominently a FARMING and FISHING country back then. Where do you get your information from? My auld grandfather would turn in his grave if he heard about this.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-25
    I understood the information a little bit differently, saying that  their legs were bred to be very sturdy... so they are excellently suited for pulling carriages on hard cobblestone roads. Also they were used throughout many countries for farm work, so it naturally seems that they would have been used for ploughing. However I can see how it is confusing and you've provided a very interesting tidbit as well, about their being bred with 'cow hocks' as a standard, so their large feet would fit into the furrows.
  • Merida DunBroch - 2016-01-31
    I agree. Clydesdales were used as plough horses for years! That's what they were bred for in the first place! And anyone who thinks that Clydesdales aren't from Scotland, just watch Brave. Merida has one named Angus and Queen Elinor owns a white one.
  • Lori - 2016-09-24
    My half friesian/Clydesdale has CPL (chronic progressive lymphedema and there is no cure. Is it true that almost all Clydesdales end up with this crippling disease? He is 10 years and vet is coming to assess the progression. Got him last April and knew something was amiss. His feathers have been shaved and will remain so.
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annie - 2012-10-14
I have heard that caspian stallions can be handled by kids. Not that I'd suggest it!... Is it true? Also from info I've got on this breed, it sounds like a perfect child's pony. Apparently theres only approx 1,500 caspians in the world. Is that true? If so, Its a real pity that such a wonderful pony is SO endangered. -Annie

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  • haley - 2015-04-21
    Yes it is true. We have two caspains at the farm they are gentle with kids
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Bridget - 2016-09-11
The Trakehner breed was started with the first king of Prussia In 1701. Frederich I of Prussia wanted a muscular light horse to carry cannons and other large artillery. They came from Thoroughbreds and large black draft horses. In 1740, the breed was trademarked and named. They were 16-17.2 hands tall. 3 Trakehners could pull a 600-700 pound cannon for miles on end. In the Prussian language, Trakehner is pronounced as Track-ein-hair. Trakehners were used in WWI & WWII. 70% of all Trakehner purebreds are black. After the Prussian nation was dissolved, Trakehners were bred to Arabians. This changed the look of the breed to make a shorter horse with an entirely different head. Although these Arabian-Trakehner mixes are seen as purebreds, they aren't. A purebred Trakehner's head is very muscular with a bump on the bridge of its nose. Trakehners can be used for jumping and dressage. They can also be used to pull single carts.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2016-09-21
    Thank you so much for this great background information on the Trakehner breed. We will incorporate it into the article to help fill in the details.
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MACARIO PEREZ - 2016-09-02
I am interested in buying halfinger embryos

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sandra - 2013-09-19
I have available now in my ranch, two very healthy 4 year old friesian horses. Perfect for dressage. A male and a female. Both are approximately 15.2 hands. No health complications. Looking for interested persons. Email me at sanuellazakoy@yahoo.com

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  • Rebecca - 2013-09-28
    Helloo I am wondering where are you based? And how much are you selling your Friesians for? xx
  • hannah - 2016-04-11
    how much would you like for one of them
  • Marylou Tortorello - 2016-08-21
    Hi please let me know if you need a home for your horses. We are a rescue and they will have a loving home for life with plenty of room to be a horse and lots of love
    Thank you
    Marylou
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Tiffany - 2016-05-15
Clydesdale needed. Must be muscular and strong. Appx. age- 15 yrs. Using for hauling loads up to 230 lbs. Thanks!

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  • Patty - 2016-06-30
    Tiffany are you still looking for a Clydesdale?? I have one available. Thanks, Patty
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Cassie Krowe - 2016-06-27
I have two horses, an Icelandic named Gunsmoke and an Appaloosa named Tempe. Gunsmoke is very kind and gentle, but it takes a seriously advanced rider to be able to ride him. regardless, he is very fun to ride and i will love him forever :D

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Heather Morrison - 2011-02-27
Hi all I own this beautiful lady above her name is Trienke, I have had since she was 6mths old, they think is she has been unwell since Oct 2010 came down with a colic type illness, but at the on set of her illness showed none of the usual signs of colic which bemused my vet, however did get better when treated for colic and an obstruction. She has never managed to put any weight back on and still looks tucked up, to date she has had another 5 attacks the vet have internally examined her, given tube fed liquid paraffin, painkillers a 5 day panacur worming program buscopan and pain relief but nothing worked, more recently I had bloods ran on her to check liver and kidney function but they came back normal, the vet said had he not seen her he would have told me not to worry you have a healthy horse, however because he has seen her there has to be something else underlying has anyone come across this type of illness with their horse before as I am desperate for any advice HELP.

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  • Mariah Rain - 2011-06-18
    I don't know if this applies to horses but awhile ago I had for five years a chronic abdominal pain that no one could find an explanation or cure for. Then I went to a certain gastrointeroligist and he found that I had a bacterial infection in my small intestine that emitted gas when I ate certain foods. The small intestine in human beings anyway isn't supposed to produce gas, perhaps this could be what is wrong with your horse?
  • Sonja - 2012-09-02
    I too have a Friesian mare that has colic once. Took five days to pass, scary!! Are you familiar with SmartPak? They are a supplement company with an excellent staff with tons of knowledge. They have helped us tremendously. Also, Aloe Vera juice will help with her insides. Good Luck
  • Esteban - 2012-09-26
    Other than waiting fore a vet to come, there is only one product anyone can use to stop colic in a horse. It's an alternative treatment called Equine Colic Relief. I have first hand experience that it really works. It is all natural and has a shelf life of 11 years! Helps me to have some on hand.
  • HeyWatch - 2013-02-04
    A very high percentage of horses have ulcers. They will display the symptoms you have mentioned. There is a product available from your veterinarian called Omeprazole that WILL WORK if this is your horses issue. There is no downside to using this drug, and I suggest you do not waste your money getting expensive tests, just treat the horse and wait to see if you get results (You should notice a difference in 2 weeks). This can be a lifesaver for horses with ulcers, and if you are not familiar with this ailment, you will be amazed when you reasearch independant studies on how many horses will have this (Example: 86% of racing thoroughbreds). I do wish you the best with your problem. I think I should add on here, I do not have any affiliation with Omeprazole whatsoever. The dosage I USE when I suspect this problem with a horse is 20cc by mouth one time per day for 2 weeks, then 10 cc per day as a maintenance dose. I always go back to the loading dose if the horse is under any stress, such as travelling or showing. Please check the instructions on your bottle, as there may possibly be different formulations on the market...I am from Canada. Good Luck :) !!
  • Horse lover - 2013-05-09
    Can I ask why your lovely lady has boy parts?
  • Clarice Brough - 2015-03-10
    Wow, that's good to know about this breed. Thanks for your info.
  • MJ - 2015-03-09
    I have a friesian mare who looked like she had colic. She had several pain killers and bloods were checked. When pain killers kicked in she wanted her food, then had normal poos. Temp was normal, as was pulse and gut sounds. All very strange. Luckily my vet took things further and my mare is now in a veterinary teaching hospital, where they told me that some friesian's have a pre-disposition to having a stomach problem, where the food gets stuck in the stomach - causing intense pain - but then being slowly released to the intestine when the pain killer took the pain away, hence the need to feed. They have had her in hospital for 3 days now, and only today has her stomach emptied, although she has been starved for 3 days. They tell me that there is no known cause, and no change of management / feed etc. The best treatment is startvation and pain killers, followed by a slow return to eating. Hope this helps?
  • jill hoffmann - 2016-06-18
    Heather: Sorry to hear of your problems with your mare. I was just reading about health issues found in these beautiful horses on the web, and they mentioned a propensity for the breed to be affected with megaesophagus. You might want to take a look, and also mention it to your vet. I wish you the best with her. Jill
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