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Location: Jardinga, Provence Friesland,
The Netherlands, January 25, 2013
Canon Powershot SX220
“Frisian Horse in the Snow” was featured in Pets Are Us, Januari 26, 2013
“Frisian Horse in the Snow” was featured in European Everyday Life, Januari 31, 2013
“Frisian Horse in the Snow” was featured in Dutch Touch, February 6, 2013
This lovely Frisian Horse is Thorstn.
Look at his nose, full with Snow!
When I call him, he walks to me hoping to get something to eat.
He is very young and learn to work with a carriage, as it is a powerful horse and its high-stepping action is eye-catching.
The Friesian (also Frisian) is a horse breed originating in Friesland, 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.
I found a little Youtube "movie ":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEgg8MAmo44 , Frisian with a sledge, its traditional when there is strong ice , in old litlle towns in Friesland, Provence off the Netherlands.
Also a link from wikipedia about this breed