I have started thunderhooves
, a community dedicated to the noble and powerful feathered warhorses, particularly under saddle. Whether you are an owner or admirer or just curious, whatever your experience or knowledge level, please feel free to join.
Friesians, Friesians crosses, and also the Shires, Clydesdales, Percherons and other draft breeds ... their majesty is unmistakeable, and whether you own, ride, or just dream about being astride one or more of these magnificent creatures.
I have had much success working with other people's horses, but more than my share of disappointments with my own choices, though it has been mainly due to shady humans involved and not the horses. However fate has always been good to me when I listen to what I really want, and I do think fate is telling me to try another path, and so I am stepping back and saving while I look for a Friesian, or if that is not economically possible, a Friesian Percheron cross, the best of which resemble my preference anyway, the old style draftier Friesian which is slowly being phased out for the sport horse type, just as beautiful though a much more refined animal.
I have been very impressed with the Friesian people I've met thus far, very into their horses and into costuming, performance, doing such interesting things with their horses.
In my icon is one horse I am curious about, he is a young baroque Friesian in Holland with the basics under saddle, and I am considering a trip out there or to send a scout to meet him if he is still available when I can afford him. Even if not, he's a good template from which to look. There is a woman who has Percheron Friesians in CA, and that visit will be very doable, and perhaps soon.
I have a definitely type in mind, heavy huilt and baroque with a thick stallion neck, lots of feather and hair, and expressive and animated gaits. A sportier build is fine too, as long as the whole build is harmonious. I want a horse who takes my breath away just standing, in motion, underneath me.