Are Friesian horses only black?

The only color a studbook-registered Friesian comes in is black, however this may range from very dark brown or black-bay to true black. Many Friesians appear black bay when their coats are shedding or when they have become sun or sweat bleached.

Can you race a Friesian horse?

Friesians are also robustly built, and have compact and muscular bodies, with shorter legs. This is a good thing when thinking of training a Friesian for barrel racing: their strong musculature may protect them from injury when practicing this demanding sport.

Are Friesians born black?

The only color a studbook-registered Friesian comes in is black, however this may range from very dark brown or black-bay to true black. Many Friesians appear black bay when their coats are shedding or when they have become sun or sweat bleached.

How rare are Friesians?

Friesian horses are a relatively rare breed. Although it is considered a fairly popular dressage and carriage horse, there are fewer than 1,000 Friesian horses currently registered in North America according to some estimates.

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