Wiebe is 16 years old this year. His health has been great since the two separate episodes of severe abdominal edema that left us fearing he would not survive. We never were sure of the cause. It was thought to be a possible heart conditon. It was very scary to see his sides so swollen and to not know what to do or how to treat it. So far, it has not come back and he has been happily frolicing in the pasture, keeping up with the younger herd members ever since. He can often be seen scratching and hugging Anousch, Ziekele, Shandy, and Bailey Brynn at all hours of the day. It is a special gift to be able to look out the window and see such a beautiful Baroque boy. He is truly a sweet soul. His sire, Laes, was one of the longest lived Friesian horses in the modern era. It would be special if Wiebe took after him and had a long life. For most Friesians, Wiebe is entering the 'senior' citizen category very soon. They don't usually live beyond the early 20's.
We love Wiebles!
Short video of Wiebe at Cair Paravel Farm in Sequim, Washington, when he was 4!