Friesian Horse Club
By Faye Hazel
March 6, 2018 1:28pm CST
I was inspired by T R's @TRBRocks420 post on draft horses, so I thought I would share this story with you. When I was a kid all the way into my teens - I was very into horses. Of course, after we moved to the country I pestered my parents for a horse. I never got one, but they did try to do the next best thing - that was riding lessons. Some lessons were good, some were too technical since I didn't plan on actually showing horses or competing - I just wanted to ride. Some lessons were far too dull, I recall one lesson where I was asked to walk or trot the horse in a circle for a half hour. I was always trying to think up new ways to get involved with horses. So, one day I read about a stable specializing in Friesian horses opening nearby. They were going to be starting a club. I actually called about this. I listened to the sales pitch. It sounded perfect. You would join for a yearly fee. Your membership meant that you would be paired up with 1 horse in particular. You would "Share" this horse with other members and you would receive a schedule of when you could come out and ride. Not only that but you were expected to do so many chores, you could come out just to visit the horse, etc. Equipment was provided as was feed. Also there would be social events with the other members - campfires, camping, trail rides... All this... for only $5,000 a year. Obviously the price held me back. It was a great idea, one I would have loved to participate in - but too expensive. Here's a video about Friesian Horses:
20 Interesting Facts About Friesian Horses You Probably Never Knew 1 - Friesian horses are named after their origination province 2 - It is an ancient breed ...
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That was pretty high. I wondered what became of the place so I tried looking it up online - found no trace of the stable any more. Ah, I still love horses - but not real into it any more. Though when there is not much opportunity to interact with them