"Used in medieval time to carry knights to battle, this native of the province of Friesland in the northern part of the Netherlands is one of the oldest domesticated breeds in Europe"
"The Friesian horse, though well known for its beauty, shining black coat, luxuriant mane, tail and feathering, and powerful, high-stepping gait, is also beloved for its easy-going temperment and companionable nature"
Goliath in the 1985 film Ladyhawke was a Friesian.
You Tube video:
The beautiful Friesian horse. [VIDEO]