About the stud farm.
I breed and train Arabian Horses with Egyptian bloodlines.
My name is Frida L. Mattsson and live in Sweden.
My stud farm name is Alfridam Stud.
The name Alfridam is composed of my own name, a relative’s name and the first letter one of my surnames – Mattsson.
The female name Frida is an ancient name meaning ”the beautiful” and ”the beloved”.
Frida is also a short form of German name Alfrida.
Alfrida is an ancient woman’s name (originally Alfridh), which is composed of the words alf and peace.
It can also be a variation of the German name Elfriede, composed of words that mean noble and peace.
I grew up in a family that breed pedigree dogs and cats on a very high level, so my interest in breeding, (specificly appearance and colour genetics) has always been with me due to my mother and her associates. They were, and some still are, cat-/dogbreeders of the most professional level and has been so for decades. The breeding world has been a natural choice for me, it has characterized my childhood. I decided at the age of 12 that I wanted to breed Arabian Horses.
At young age I started with horses, I am the first generation in our family who began to train Horses.
The studs view on management and learning came from a friend to my parents.
She inspired me a lot of the teachings in the Spanish doctrine of horse management.
She had training by the Spanish Riding School and the teachings of the Spanish way of natural horsemanship.
She taught and made me realize the importance of understanding the behaviour in the flock, to listen to it and have a good and harmonious relationship with the horse.
It is important to understand the ”language” of the horse to get the best result. Patience and understanding in order to achieve this doctrine are both musts.
One of the most positive effects of handling the horses by this doctrine is that it builds up the individual horse.
The individual want to show off their charismatic personality and they get a true feeling of nobility.
A horse should have the education that suits that specific horse personality and the individual should not be forced into it.
This teaching I started when I was 12 years old with my paint pony mare with Arabian Horse blood and my pure breed Arabian Horse with Egyptian and Polish blood.
These two beautiful mares I learned so much of horsemanship, dressage and driving etc. I received such inspiration from this teaching, it strengthened my interest even more to learn this art to observe the horses language and natural horse behavior. That is where I found my place.
While I was working with my horses, I developed my knowledge of breeding as I have had since childhood.
I want to combine my interest in breeding and color genetics and my interest in training with the horses together.
I have the greatest passion to work with the Horses and the development of each individual.
Not to transform the Arabian Horse into a certain discipline and have the must to compete to prove something.
But there are no good reasons why a beautiful Arabian Horse cannot be highly skilled.
I work with my Arabian Horses very freely, and exercise and riding are focusing at the dressage arts.
The vision is to breed Arabian Horses who are elegant not only in their movements but also in their essence, to have a detailed beauty and classical look with all the parts; Appearance, Type, Movements, Colour, Mind and Personality.
The task to combine all these parts into one are the perfect challenge. And to be successful in combining all these, basic demands, is a real treat for me and the inspiration of constantly improving myself and my breeding even futher.
Also to preserve the history of the Arabian Horse and their essence which has been here for several thousand of years.
The most important thing is to be selective in the breeding plan and the great significance to always stay focused of the ultimate objective one has set for oneself and never stray regardless of whatever temptations you might come across.
The stud is only producing a small scale of foals due to the attitude of only choosing carefully picked individuals that will help bringing the vision of correct breeding further. To be part of creating the image one has of the perfect Arabian Horse into a reality. I constatly strives to breed horses with strong personalities and authentic behaviour. It is important that the horse gets alot of freedom to show off personality peculiarities and also an advantage that the horse wants to show the natural self, to be noble and show charisma. To have a powerful and trustful Arabian Horse is for me the best kind of Horse breed to work with.
My focus is always the Arabian Horse, the essence of knowledge gives the timeless Arabian Horse.
The vision is to keep the origin and at the same time create a new future. / Frida L. Mattsson
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