Monday, February 13, 2012
A friend of mine raises Friesian horses. He has allowed me to film some of the foals soon after arrival. This one is two days old. Friesians originally come from the Netherlands and are almost always black. The foal has it's "baby fur," but this will eventually turn black too. The two were at a veterinarian's farm for the birth and this was the foal's first outing. They were taken into a paddock with other horses in other paddocks all around and the mother was very protective of the foal, keeping her in the middle of the paddock away from the other horses.
Being very nimble and having great presence, they make wonderful dressage horses. I was reminded of this recently when I saw a video clip of a Friesian performing to a Riverdance number. The video clip can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fgiGHmQlKC8