Frisian Horse; elegant, black and
is a breed of horses that descended from an
ancient breed developed in Friesland, a region
of Holland where they found the remains of horse
skeletons dating to about 3000 years ago.
written citations go back to the Romans, when
the Roman Empire expanded up to the northern
Atlantic coast of Europe: Tacitus enhances the
strength and value addition to its rather
ungainly appearance, the result of selection
Frisian that sent mainly to work in the fields.
In the Middle
Ages Frisian appeared in various colors of cloak
and was appreciated as horse for war for his
strength and frugality, which allowed the Knight
lead with heavy armor.
With the Spanish domination of the sixteenth
century, is imported in Iberian Netherlands many
horses that were cross with Frisian, thereby
creating a much more light and graceful.
nineteenth century in Europe broke out of
fashion in trotting races and this led to the
improvement of the already good performance of
the horse trotting Frisian in, breeding horses
with different light and elegant. For this race
risked extinction. But in 1879 met twenty-two
farmers and determined the characteristic
features of the Frisian race.
First World War, remained only three stallions
very pure and a hundred mares. To preserve the
genetic heritage of the breed, breeders excluded
since any crossing with other breeds.
With the scarcity of vehicles and fuel caused by
the Second World War, is favored to carry the
race, strong and sturdy.
At the end of
the war Queen Juliana of the Netherlands granted
the title of Royal Society of rearing horse
Frisian, becoming the first protector. Today the
Frisian horse is beloved for its powerful and
elegant beauty, and its peculiar characteristics
enabled him to obtain a world-famous; horses
Frisian indeed have the honor of pulling the
coach of the Dutch royal family and also that of
great and famous British store Harrods.
rearing horse Frisian is aimed mainly at
improving the gallop, the weak point of the
race, and development of its potential in