The Friesian (also Frisian) is a horse breed originating in Friesland, a province of the Netherlands. Although the breed’s conformation resembles that of a light draft horse, Friesians are graceful and nimble for their size. During the Middle Ages, it is believed that the ancestors of Friesian horses were in great demand as war horses throughout continental Europe. Through the Early Middle Ages and High Middle Ages, their size enabled them to carry a knight in armor. In the Late Middle Ages, heavier, draft type animals were needed. Though the breed nearly became extinct on more than one occasion, the modern day Friesian horse is growing in numbers and popularity, used both in harness and under saddle. Most recently, the breed is being introduced to the field of dressage.

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Photo taken June 2010
Camera Sony Alpha 100 F 6,3 1/250 sec ISO 1400 lens Sigma focus length 200mm
Background edited in Paint ShopPro

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    lovely striking image Annie very beautiful

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  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, Annie.

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 4 years ago

    Awesome work, dear Annie!

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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    lovely shot Annie :)

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  • SwanSong
    SwanSongover 4 years ago


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  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Mooie shot
    Vast en zeker Friezen

  • Je hebt helemaal gelijk John. Ik ben een week in Friesland geweest☺ Bedankt voor je comment en tip ’k Heb het er meteen maar even bijgezet met informatie. Groetjes Annie.

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  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 4 years ago

    Wat een heerlijke paardenfoto, Annie!
    Je hebt er een echt kunstwerk van gemaakt!

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    jeanlphotosover 4 years ago


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    Gary Boudreauover 4 years ago


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  • joycee
    joyceeover 4 years ago

    An amazing shot! Stunning.

  • Thank you Joycee for your nice comments☼

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