So beautiful! When I was a young teenager, as I read the Black Stallion series, I dreamed of raising horses someday. Of course that's before I realized it would take money, lots of money. It was a lovely dream, though.
But actually Friesans are related more in the class with Lippizans. They are from the Netherlands and were used as carriage and dressage horses. In America it is strictly enforced within the registry that the friesans are mated correctly with the same breed and the babies are purebred. Some mares and stallions cost more than a small house! They are remarkable because they are very gentle (like the drafts) and very loyal and bond to usually one person in particular. If I ever hit the lottery, one is going out in my pasture. They are marvelous horses!