Where Do Friesian Horses Come From?

Friesian horse/Origin

Where do Friesian horses live?

The Friesian originates in the province of Friesland in the northern Netherlands, where there is evidence of thousands of years of horse populations.

How was the Friesian horse developed?

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.

How much do Friesian horses cost?

Pricing will generally be between $25,000 to $30,000 per horse. A verified breeding history for a weanling may let you find a Friesian horse for as little as $7,000. It is rare for weanlings or 1-year-olds to be more than $15,000 – though lineage may affect this pricing in some way.

Can Friesian horses be white?

Friesians typically have no white markings. Pure black is typically preferred for the Friesian breed, so most Friesian registries do not allow horses with excessive white markings to be registered. The only marking allowed for registered Friesians is a small white star on the forehead.