The Friesian Horse has remained virtually unchanged over the centuries. It originates from Friesland in the north of the Netherlands and is perhaps one of Europe’s oldest breeds. Friesian Horses were the favoured mount of Knights in Armour in the middle ages, whilst the swan neck, more or-less dished face and high stepping trot is believed to come from crossings with Andalusian horses during the crusades and 80 year war when the Netherlands was occupied by the Spanish. Best viewed fullscreen in 1080p HD. What did you think? Please leave a comment in the section below and remember to share the video and sign up for our free newsletter!