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.

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Great Lakes Friesian Horse Association