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Friesian horses

At Abfabulous carriages we do not use any old horses and DEFINITLEY NOT cart horses, we pride ourselves on the quality of our horses, handsome FRIESIAN STALLIONS. We do not use geldings because only STALLIONS retain the black glossy coats the breed is renowned for, and our elegant grey SPANISH ANDULUCIANS, the horse to be seen on for the royal familys of Europe throughout history our FRIESIAN STALLIONS and ANDULUCIANS have been selected by ourselves at 3 yrs old from the finest stud farms in Holland and spain, we then school and train our horses from fresh for a year before they go to work. They are all part of our team and are well looked after and kept very happy. We are always delighted for people to come and view our stables and say hello.

The Friesian horse known as "BLACK PEARLS" from the land of a thousand lakes are native to the province of Friesland in the north of the Netherlands. This beautiful breed has faced extinction time after time, though they are one of the oldest breeds ever to be recorded, they are the most elegant and magical of all breeds.

The Friesian horse is a breed of horse from Friesland, a province of the Netherlands. Although originally bred as a draft horse, the breed is graceful and nimble for its size and later developed into a finer-boned nobleman's steed. During the Middle Ages, Friesian horses were in great demand as destriers throughout Europe since their size enabled them to carry a knight in full armor. After a few close calls with breed extinction, the impressive Friesian horse is now growing in numbers and popularity, proving to excel in both dressage and driving.

From the latter part of the 20th century until present, demand for purebreds and also a finer-boned, taller, more agile version of the Friesian was and is high, so both stud farming and crossbreeding are used to produce purebreds and a lighter-weight mix breed horse of valued characteristics. Friesian and Friesian-mixed horses excel in dressage competitions due the breed's strong intellect (and show-form looks) and powerful strength and body control, hence its participation in such events has grown dramatically, although prices have skyrocketed out of the average emerging equestrian's financial reach.

Due to its heavy, muscular physique the purebred Friesian is not well-suited to aerobic sports like all-out racing, but its status as a student and dressage horse is peerless. The Friesian is used mainly for dressage. It also remains popular as a carriage horse, including in competitions, because it is easy to match teams and its high-stepping action makes it eye-catching and impressive. They are also good all-rounders, used for showing, driving, and general riding, and are also used as circus horses.

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