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Het Friese paard
©: William Wissink
There are few breeds of horses that appeal to the imagination as much as the Friesian Horse. Jet black, long wavy mane and tail, and of course the characteristic fetlock on the legs. The Friesian horse has always been highly appreciated over the centuries. The Romans made a lot of use of it, and the Frisian horse also played an important role in the Eighty Years’ War. The oldest native horse breed is also known for its friendly character
Hollywood has noticed the fact that the Friesian horse is also very photogenic. The Friesian horse, for example, plays a starring role in dozens of adventure films, including Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and The Chronicles of Narnia.
At home in Friesland, groups of Friesian horses are calmly grazing in the meadow. Truly a beautiful sight, Friesland at its best.
By the way, do you know the Frisian singer Griet Wiersma’s hit ’Frysk Hynder’ about the Frisian horse?