About Friesian cross Horses
The breeding of Friesian Crosses has become increasingly
popular in the United States, with various registries often being created to
recognize certain specific crosses. Friesian crosses may be considered sport
horses (suitable for the sports of dressage, combined driving, eventing, and
jumping), or they may be considered pleasure horses.
Some popular crosses include Friesians crossed with draft
horses (primarily Percherons), Morgans (Friesian/Morgan is known as a
"Moriesian"), Arabians, Andalusians (Friesian/Andalusian is known as
a "Warlander"), Paints, Saddlebreds (Friesian/Saddlebred is known as
a "Georgian Grande"), Thoroughbreds, and Tennessee Walkers
(Friesian/Tennessee Walker is known as a "Friewalker.") Other crosses
include Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, and other sport horse types.
Friesian Crosses can be any color, type, or size. They tend
to maintain some of the characteristics of the Friesian (such as the temperament,
long manes, and feathering), and often inherit some of the flashier movement of
the Friesian. They are popular for a variety of uses, including dressage,
eventing, and driving, as well as family and pleasure horses.