Almost always pure black, this stunning breed of horse is also known for its calm temperament. One of the oldest domesticated horse breeds, their history goes back to the Middle Ages. Friesian horses are all registered and only the best are approved for breeding. Colorful full page photographs show these beautiful horses in a variety of settings and competitions. Glossary, index, a factsurfer website, and books to read are included. This is a good introduction to this popular breed that originated in the Netherlands (Friesland).