The Black Fury among the Draft Horses
The Friesian Horse is a Dutch breed, originating from the Province Friesland. The Friesian horse of today shows very similar characteristics of his ancient ancestors. They were known as far back as the 13th century.
Sources reveal that this type of horse was already used by Romans as a war horse about 3000 years ago.
In the 19th century it was crossbred with trotters to get a lighter build horse for the trotter races and therefor it became less usable for the heavy farmwork.
Around 1960 only about 1000 horses were registered in the pedigree book and then some breeders took it upon them to preserve this beautiful breed from extinction.
In 2003 there were about 40.000 pure bred Friesian horses again.
More information here Friesian Horse Association of North America
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