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rnrnFriesian horses, or Frizian horse, are a horse breedrnthat originated in Friesland, which certainly makes sense. FYI: Friesland is inrnthe Netherlands. They are used both in harness and under saddle and most recentlyrnthey are being used in dressage.

rnrnThey are black withrnsome occasional white marking; however, the only white marking allowed on a studbook-registeredrnhorse is a small star. They are 15.2 to 16.0 hands tall on average and weight 1300rn+ pounds.


rnFriesian horses have thernconformation of a light draught horse; however, they are very graceful and nimblernfor their size. There is some evidence that during the Middle Ages, ancestors ofrnFriezian horses were in popular as war horses since they were big enough to carryrna big heavy guy in metal armor, while nimble enough to dance around foes.

rnrnUnfortunately, Friesian horses nearly became extinct on more than one occasion. Luckily these daysrnFriesian horses are growing in numbers and popularity. There are currently morernthan 45,000 Friesians registered worldwide. Approximately 8,000 of those horsesrnare in North America.rnrn

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