Friesian horses were thought to have evolved in the Netherlands as a breed from European war horses many centuries ago. In their early days as a breed, they were strong and sturdy enough to carry a fighting knight dressed in full armor.
Well-known for its coat and black color, a low number of them are known to be chestnut in color. While the distinguishing pure breed Friesian horse has no markings other than a small forehead star, others have white markings; usually only plain black-coated ones or the ones bearing the small white star are considered for registration. The horses with multiple streaks of white on their coat are not as “pure” as the more completely black horses are.
These handsome horses have, in addition to their typical gleaming black coats, a thick mane and tail, and “feathered” hair on the lower legs. This distinctive hair is not cut, but left on the legs to feather gracefully, giving the horses an attractive and unique look.
Friesian horses are hardy, adaptable creatures who have long been used both for “harness work”; that is, as hitched to a wagon or plow for agricultural work or other carrying device, or “saddle work.” They are often ridden by regular riders, as found at horse shows and races. Good natured animals, they function well in both capacities.
Friesian horses were typically raised with dairy animals. Part of their early work was to help with the dairy farms. When mechanization became a way of life on the old farms, replacing the use and dependence on the horses, these elegant horses began to fall out of use and this line of magnificent horses nearly became extinct. However, their well-known attributes enabled them to survive and continue as a viable breed, as it still thrives today.
While these beautiful animals are of European descent, and enjoy a good market on the continent, there is a booming Friesian sale market for these animals in the States as well. Large horse breeding farms exist throughout the state?, from the West Coast, spreading through Middle America, and over to the East Coast.
Interested buyers can habitually find a Friesian horse sale at the well-known breeding farms that are advertised on the Internet. The online itemization of Friesian horses gives a comprehensive outline of the renowned horse farms, the horses they breed, and other pertinent information concerning the availability of the breed, such as Friesian Sale.
This elegant breed of horses can be found flourishing today, with some exciting new additions to the sales. These horses may now be found both as its conventional original form, and with at least two new breedings, both of which are more agile and attractive horses, but are still the same form as the traditional purebred Friesian horse.
These newer breeds of the horse may be found under the names of the “Friesian cross” and the “Friesian Sportbreed.” These two outstanding horses are imbued with both the most valuable attributes of the well-loved Friesian breed but now carry the benefits of newer genetics from a well-chosen cross breed. However, that being said ‘true’ Friesian enthusiasts will only own and invest in an ‘approved’ Friesian.
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