What are Friesian horses good for?

Friesian horses are very versatile and can be used in riding for pleasure and in competition, for dressage, driving for pleasure and in competition and even for light farm work. Unlike some other European warmbloods, Friesians have not been bred as jumpers, although some owners enjoy jumping their horses.

Why are Friesians dangerous?

The Friesian horse has a higher rate of torsion colic than the general equine population. It is well known that these horses suffer from collagen abnormalities and are prone to Megaesophagus, which is a chronic problem of the esophagus, often leading to choke.

Are Friesians hard to ride?

They’re not hard to ride, per se, just different. That big, boomy movement is far different than the gait of, say, a TB or Quarter Horse. Most also tend to be more forward, and that upright neck is new to a lot of folks used to lower-headed horses.

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