A Friesian – such a kind, brave and large horse!
Meet one here. Just to start off the weekend right – with a horse that really trots! (As opposed to my bratty bay mare.)
The Friesian I trained with for quite some time while she was up for sale took up a LOT of leg. Well below 17 hands she still made the earlier warmblood feel small in comparison.
This is Rayna, a wonderful Friesian mare who has quite the hind end… Thanks to Laura Beeman, I rode Rayna for Karmen Mills in Newcastle at Stoneywood Friesians, Laura’s wonderful farm. It was so much fun – not easy to wrap the legs around her barrel! But at the end of training with her we could get some really nice walk-canter transitions without feeling like splitting in two.
She could be bracy and sort of thunder off, in a kind way 🙂 Such a love, and always the sweetest horse to deal with. The picture above is from Tamara Watson Pet Photography.
She was very insecure during this schooling show – did my best to get her through the two classes. A few moments of relaxation, but it wasn’t always pretty 🙂
There was also Tully.
Tully is a resident of Horsey Haven, a wonderful horse retirement opportunity with large pastures.
You can find Horsey Haven here.
All the pretty horses, I’m lucky to have met them. 🙂 Hugs to this kind mare!