The Friesian horse is a breed of horse from Friesland, a Province of the Netherlands. Originally bred as a draft horse, the breed is graceful and nimble for its size and later developed into finer-boned steed. During the Middle Ages, Friesian horses were in great demand throughout Europe since their size enabled them to carry a Knight in full armor. After a few close calls with breed extinction, the Friesian horse is now growing in numbers and popularity, proving to excel in both dressage and driving. They also make a wonderful family horse.
Great Lakes Friesian Horse Association