The Friesian horse was bred in the Netherlands, or rather, in Friesland. The first mention of them dates back to the time of the ancient Roman emperor Caesar, who described them as horses of the then Germanic tribes.
Friesian horses in harness Today, experts believe that the ancestors of the Frisians are local heavy horse breeds, which were brought by the Celtic conquerors. According to data that has come down to us from the time of the Roman historian Tacitus, the first representatives of the breed were characterized as universal, strong, but not very attractive horses. Continue reading
General description of the breed
Bright representatives of the species can be safely called the standard of horse beauty. Since the Andalusian breed of horses is so strong and hardy, fast and graceful, outwardly impressively beautiful, that the images of these horses can be found on the canvases of Renaissance artists. The Spaniards have long ranked their horses as Pura Raza Espanola (Pure Spanish Horse or PRE), and also have a studbook.
Bay horse of the Andalusian breed
One of the most plausible versions of the appearance of the breed among the three well-known is recognized as such. When Muslims invaded the territory of Spain with their stallions in 711, there were domestic horses that looked like Portuguese sorai ponies. Continue reading