“When I went looking for my Friesian I visited some large breeding operations. I quickly realized those horses had barely been handled, were skittish and were not at all typical of the breed. From the minute I arrived at Poetry in Motion the horses made it obvious it was a different environment. They were the typical friendly pocket pets you expect in the breed. You won't believe the time, effort and handling that goes into each of these babies. Exceptional quality horses with the care and handling only a small operation can provide.”
"Thank you so much for taking such great care of my Friesian mare during her stay with you! I couldn't have asked for better care or a better barn atmosphere. I love the way you handle your horses! Always making sure they get attention every day. I love that you let your foals mingle with everyone that comes to the barn. Thanks for handling my mare as if she were one of your own and being truly concerned for her well-being. I can promise you we will be back.”
"In 2008, while at the Hoosier Horse Fair, we watched a Poetry in Motion demonstration of their horses. We instantly fell in love with the Friesian Breed with their elegant movements. We were looking for a new place to take our daughter Elizabeth for riding lessons, so we took one of their cards. Joy and Paula invited us out for a tour of their farm. We took them up on the offer and the rest is history. The temperament of this breed just captivated us and our daughter. Elizabeth has been a working student for them ever since. As a working student she has learned there is more to riding horses than just saddling up and going. She has learned so much about total horsemanship and care taking. Elizabeth hopes to own a Friesian of her own someday. We are so thankful we found Poetry In Motion Farm and the great people there. ”
"In 2009 we took our 2 year old Stallion to our first Friesian horse show, the Ohio Valley Friesian Horse Association Show. I had no idea what I was getting into. As I arrived, and running late, that morning I met the staff of Poetry in Motion. They were right down the aisle from us and offered us assistance. They jumped in to help out with grooming and showing our Friesian Stallion, Zaan. The patience, guidance and knowledge they offered that weekend was fantastic. Poetry in Motion then took our young stallion to the International Friesian Show Horse Association's Friesian World and Grand National Championship Horse Show in St. Louis, MO where he took Reserve Champion in his halter division. Since then they have taken Zaan to several other events where he has always been in the winner's circle. In 2011 Zaan was Grand Champion in the English Pleasure Open division at the Ohio Valley Friesian Horse Association Show, a result I could not have possibly envisioned when our journey began with Zaan and Poetry in Motion. We can always be assured that when he is on their farm he gets top notch care and handling. They provide championship caliber care and it shows in everything from the daily care of the horses at the farm to the winners circle in the show.”
- Our goal is to provide top quality bloodlines, impeccable care, and one-on-one attention to each mare and foal to produce well-mannered, and happy Friesians.
- Custom Breeding
- Want a Friesian baby out of a particular stallion? We offer select opportunities to pick your own FPS stallion to breed to one of our purebred Friesian mares. Please contact us for more information on this rare service.
- Cross Breeding
- We offer limited opportunities to breed your other breed stallion to one of our purebred Friesian mares. Please contact us for more information on this rare service.
- Networking the Friesian Community
- Don't see exactly what you are looking for? Let us help you find the Friesian of your dreams. With our vast experience and connections, we are often able to use our network to track down the perfect horse for any discipline or family.
- Keuring Preparation
- With a specialized nutritional plan, in-depth exercise routines and vigorous grooming and bathing, let us get your Friesian ready for their ultimate test.
- We offer a variety of training services. From teaching manners to young horses, to basic dressage, long lining and driving, we would be honored to help you and your horse reach your training goals.
- Events and Birthday Parties
- We offer the opportunity to make your special event even more special. With Friesian rides, carriage rides and photo opps, we offer the perfect setting for your next event.
- Working Student Program
- Learn more about this wonderful breed first hand. We offer select opportunities to take on working students to help around the farm, participate in shows, parades, clinics and horse fairs.
- Equine Lodging and Overnight Stays
- Located within miles of I-70, we are an ideal location for travel weary haulers. We offer stalls or private turnout for your equine family and offer a convenient place to park and hook-up a trailer.