Three months ago I got a call that my healthy, fit husband had collapsed and was not breathing after running many miles on a treadmill as he had for the past few years. I soon found out that he was experiencing a cardiac arrest event (an electrical issue that can happen in the heart), more lethal than a heart attack. We are blessed he got CPR, appropriate shocks, and medical treatment within minutes of the arrest. He has made a great recovery. However, this event put into perspective how fleeting life can be, how important family truly is, and the time and labor commitment of up-keeping a small breeding stable.
We have loved breeding friesian crosses since 2008, but this event put a few things in perspective for us. We have thought long and hard about this decision and although we will continue to have equine partners, however we are downsizing and getting out of breeding for the time being. We are not closing that door permanently and will take it one year at a time. It is a very difficult decision for us and we are not taking it lightly. We are grateful to have already found both of our 2015 foals excellent homes. We may also be looking for great homes for our 2009 friesian sport horse mare and our 2005 friesian stallion, Pieter. Please contact us if you have interest in either one of these horses. Our priority is that our horses have great homes where they will get the care, training, and attention they deserve.