Facts about Friesian Horse, "Scientific name for Friesian Horse is Equus caballus". The "Friesian Horse" also referred to as the Belgian Black, is a breed that originated from Friesland in Netherlands. Through Early Middle Ages to High Middle Ages Friesian Horses were greatly sought after to be used as war horses throughout Europe.
A Friesian Horse on average only sleeps between 2 1/2 to 3 hours in a day and will sleep longer in the summer than in the winter. A Friesian Horse hooves are made from the same protein that human hair and fingernails are made of.
The Friesian Horse has a solid and strong body, with a magnificent posture. The Friesian Horse has a lengthy head with alert ears and a dip nasal cavity. The Friesian Horse usually poses a long neck; arched and well-chiseled. The Friesian Horse has compact muscular body with powerful slopping shoulders and strong slopping hindquarters. The Friesian Horse have comparatively short and strong limbs. A horse with refined elegance, the Friesian Horse has brilliant eyes, strong and sturdy legs, and has a long beautiful mane and tail. the average stands 15 to 16 hands (60" to 64" inches 158 to 172 cm) high. Average weight is between 1100 to 1200 pounds (498 to 544 kg). Occasionally chestnut Friesian Horse can be spotted. Most of the Friesian Horse have a lustrous black coat. Friesian Horses do not breath through their mouth, they only breath through the nose. A Friesian Horse doesn't have a gall bladder. A Friesian Horse have a better senses of hearing or smell than humans. Friesian Horses ears can turn in different directions to give them better hearing.
A Friesian Horse is highly known for the brisk high-stepping trot. It is a gentle and docile, Friesian Horses temperament is considered to be active, willing and energetic. The Friesian Horse are a proud breed and often carry themselves with elegance. The Friesian Horse posture and disposition is greatly sought after, making it among the most popular horse for riding and driving competitions.
Hygiene and Grooming
Just like every other horse breed, Friesian Horses will require you to handle them very carefully. You will have to maintain high and proper hygiene during the feeding of the horse. Good hygiene practices is highly advised, use the correct sanitized gloves while handling the Friesian Horses feed. Provide fresh and clean water for the animal.
Trimming the Friesian Horses coat should be done occasionally keep the coat on good manageable size. Often give your Friesian Horse a good birth weekly to keep it free from pests and other insects. Brushing the Friesian Horse coat is a good practice as it keeps it soft and clean at all times and allows for proper aeration on the animal’s skin. Hooves should be checked and trimmed regularly with a professional.
Friesian Horses suffer from the chronic dermatitis which causes thickened and ulcerated skin usually on the pasterns. These lesions do not respond to treatment. Though it is a condition that is also common in other draft breeds, the Friesian Horses have the highest probability. The Friesian Horse is suspected to be genetic but not yet confirmed.
Though with a massive body structure, the Friesian Horse is humble and docile breed. The Friesian Horse is definitely a good breed to own fast and very active.
Male Friesian Horses are called a stallion. Female Friesian Horses are called a mare. Young male Friesian Horse are called a colt. Young female Friesian Horse are called a filly. Small horses are called Ponies. The horse is a amazing animal, a Friesian Horse can sleeping by standing up in normal position or lying down. The average lifespan of a Friesian Horse is around 25 years, but they can live long. A horse is a mammals. The Friesian Horse are herbivorous animals (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters). A Friesian Horse has surprisingly big eyes and have one of the biggest eyes amongst mammals. The eyes can give a Friesian Horse with almost 360 degree vision at times. A male Friesian Horse has more teeth than a female horses. An adult male Friesian Horse usually have 40 teeth and a females usually has 36 teeth. A Friesian Horses brain take up less space in their head than their teeth do.