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The Friesian Horse-Origin

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How did the Friesian Horse originate?

The Friesian Horse-Origin

Big, black and charismatic -- is one of the world's oldest breeds. For many centuries the Friesian was relatively isolated in a small area in the northwestern Netherlands. As long ago as the early middle ages he was called by the name of the area from which he came Friesland. He carried knights in the Crusades and was a war horse in medieval times.

   

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