I have always loved the Arabian horse and the Friesian horse breed. I love to occasionally you tube videos of the Friesian in action and read and re-read 'My friend Flicka' by Mary O'hara, a book on Arab horses.
I love how majestic the Friesian looks. How they stand tall and proud, with their glossy black coat shining in the sun and their long flowing manes. I love how long their tails are and the feathers that adorn their hooves. The Friesian originally was from the Netherlands along with its cousin, the Gypsy Vanner. They were used for pulling plows in the fields and for the knights horses as well. The Friesian averages 18hh at the most and is very gentle. This is a horse that was meant for the high-end life that they had when owned by the royals. Couldn't you just picture the queen or princess sitting side-saddle in their beautiful evening gowns or a knight or young prince prancing around showing off for all the young ladies?
The Arab is a proud cocky horse. It has been labeled by most 'hot-blooded' due to its sensitive jumoy nature. But still I cannot help but love them. I have always loved how they carry their head proudly in the air and lift their tails up high ike a banner for all to see. I enjoy watching them as they lift each individual leg up high as they trot and how they side glance when they run by. They look as if theyare floating in the air. The Arabian horse obviously originated in Saudi Arabia and are still native thier today. They were used by the Bedouin boys to carry their supplies and to race across the hot desert sand. It was considered bad luck for a woman to be around a horse in Saudi and therefore women and girls never got to see or be around horses at all. How sad.