Horse ‘n Writer

Amazing, a Friesian Foaling!

Amazing, a Friesian Foaling!

Friesian Foaling Recently, I had the privilege of witnessing the birth of a Friesian colt; this was my first foaling event. What an impact on me personally, on my wife, and on the mare owner. Background I grew up enjoying horses, not necessarily loving them. I guess I...

Open House Feedback

Open House Feedback

Here we are, beginning the traditional Michigan 100 days of summer, and one month removed from the tremendous Open House at the Friesian Connection. As advertised, crowds were huge and WKTV, Wyoming/Grand Rapids, was there with a mobile unit. Record Crowd A great...

Friesian Horse Open House!

Friesian Horse Open House!

Promised Introduction It’s been too long! Finally, I have a break from my MBA homework to post another in our blogs on Friesians in Michigan and the Midwest. I want to elaborate on the promise of introducing you to Friesians up close and personal. During our recent...

The Friesian Keuring, Part 2

The Friesian Keuring, Part 2

Our first Keuring event in September 2016, certainly not our last, was educational for us as horse enthusiasts. It was our first encounter with the Friesian breed romanticized by the movie, Ladyhawke.  At the Keuring, horses were brought from many locations in...

Understanding the Friesian Keuring

Understanding the Friesian Keuring

Char and I attended our first Michigan area Keuring event in Ionia, MI, in September based on our desire to “meet” Friesians in person and learn more about those who own them. Like most show horse owners and breeders, the people we met were enthusiastic about...

C Grace n My Love Affair with Horses

C Grace n My Love Affair with Horses

By Bill Rinderknecht For the next few weeks, I'll write about the appearance, qualities, and romance of horses, especially Friesians. I open this blog series by describing how we connected with the Friesian community in Michigan and begin to address a subject...