Fancy Friesians

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 10, 2007, 6:15

Friesians are a light draft breed, traditionally used in harness, though they have gained popularity in recent years as riding horses. Here is a video of Friesians in competition in the Netherlands, showing off their high-stepping, fast trot. Harness horse breeds typically excel at trotting, as that is the best gait for pulling a cart (vehicle with two wheels) or carriage (vehicle with four wheels).