Foal susceptible to Lawsonia

April 14, 2021 Foals ingest antibodies via the dam’s beestings (colostrum), but after one or two months the protection from the beestings decreases (Photo: Digishots) At...

KFPS College Tour 11: A fine test result leads to a...

  https://youtu.be/2Xyf4ktRkm4   April 8, 2021 ‘Good results in aptitude tests can help to achieve a higher predicate at inspection’, as pointed out by Jury member Wil Thijssen...

Tools for stallion choices via MyKFPS

Stallion choice for mares is a complicated process of weighing up various factors. Pairings must be a good match in terms of exterior, but...

Choosing between sport and breeding is a Catch 22

The Pen-Van der Werff Family has been into breeding Friesian horses for a mere six years but have already booked a number of very...

Breeder Bruggeling: ‘Fan it Waad’ line built on proven blood

Breeder and veterinarian Theo Bruggeling has a top mare in his yard in the shape of breeding day Champion Barran fan it Waad Crown...

Jan Vriend: ‘Never giving up our calling card’

Since early this year the Breeding Council has a new chairman: Jan Vriend. The pensioner from North Holland breeds on a small scale: Friesian...

Inspiration

It’s quite rare for me to hand in the text for the column so shortly before the deadline. Inspiration differs from time to time....

Aptitude Test: description of sport aptitude and valuable for breeding

https://youtu.be/2OgKESydnts   April 1, 2021 ‘The aptitude to perform in the sport.’ This passage from the breeding goal of the Friesian horse was the focal point at...

Blog Anna: first Friesian mare in PEI, Canada

Finally, in 2005 it’s happening! We import Ylse (Remmelt 323 x Feitse 293). Ylse is a 6 year old mare, bought by my parents...

Getting inspection-ready: be critical and make a plan!

March 25, 2021 Dianne Postma (left), Jelle van der Weide and Sietske Veenje from YoungKFPS gave a lecture about preparing horses for inspections. The theme of...

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