Horses are some of the most majestic creatures on earth. All horses are beautiful and graceful, but Friesian horses are a special type of breathtaking. Their all-black coats shimmer in the sunlight as they gallop across the fields and shake their flowing manes. And as you're about to see, magic happens when two Friesian horses meet for the first time.
What is a Friesian horse? Have you ever read the book "Black Beauty"? Once you've seen the beauty of the Friesian horse for the first time, you'll wonder if these horses inspired that best-selling novel. These horses are unique in that they're 100% black, from mane to coat to tail. Breeding is so selective that a horse must be 100% black to qualify as a Friesian horse. Any variation in coloration, even the smallest white markings, disqualify these horses from being sold as true Friesian horses. In fact, a horse must go through an inspection process before their owner can announce that they own a Friesian horse. Breeding Friesian horses is all about perfectionism. It might seem a little silly, but when you see these horses in action for the first time, you'll realize why horse breeders are so concerned with breeding the proper genes.
Friesian horses were originally bred in Friesland, Netherlands. Centuries ago, they were used as war horses during the Middle Ages. Now, these stunning animals are commonly used in movies and TV shows, particularly fantasy series like "Game of Thrones." These majestic horses look almost ethereal as they gallop around in the sunlight. It's hard to believe that they're real animals and not a made-up creature from a fantasy novel, like a griffin or a unicorn
In modern times, Friesian horses are also commonly used for dressage. This sport is so popular that it's even held during the Olympics. Dressage involves a horse and rider working together to perform a complex routine. It requires the rider to have absolute trust in their animal, and vice versa. There's something particularly impressive about watching a Friesian horse perform dressage, their black coat glimmering in the sunlight. The only thing better than a Friesian horse is two Friesian horses.
So what happens when two Friesian horses meet for the first time? As you're about to see, their reaction is anything but ordinary. The video begins with two men letting a Friesian horse out of a trailer. The trailer is parked on the edge of a pasture surrounded by farmhouses. The horse is so dark that it's barely visible inside the trailer. When the men guide the house down the ramp, it looks like a black shadow exiting the trailer. But when the horse steps out into the sunlight, the full beauty of their coat comes into view. This all-black horse shimmers and gleams like a black diamond.
The horse gallops across the field, shaking his head and taking in the fresh air. He moves so gracefully that he looks like something out of a fantasy movie. His mane and tail ripple in the wind as he gallops through the pasture. It's a sight that you won't truly appreciate until you see it in person for the first time. This video would be impressive enough with one Friesian horse. But how about two? The men release the second horse so they can meet in the pasture for the first time. The first horse gallops up to the trailer, then turns and runs the other direction when the second horse exits the ramp. When the horses greet each other, it's like they're looking at their mirror image. Two majestic black horses that look like silhouettes in the middle of the green pasture.
They take a moment to rub noses and greet each other. There's a burst of conflict: one horse paws at the other, and the other rears up on his back legs. There's something particularly astonishing about watching a Friesian horse rear up like that. The horses gallop apart, then meet up again. Once again, they rub noses and examine each other. It's like watching a house cat investigate a new pet that's just entered the house. The horses study and interact with each other, occasionally pawing or kicking. It's clear that these horses are serious about who they want to spend their time with. Near the end of the clip, one of the horses rears up again and starts to chase the other through the pasture. They gallop off into the distance together. We're not quite sure what to make of all this. Do they like each other? Do they distrust each other? Whatever the case, it seems like they'll have plenty of time to figure it out. The Internet loves these Friesian horses.
These stunning horses have their own YouTube channel, which has already racked up millions of views, thousands of comments and over 150,000 subscribers. They've even opened a P.O. box so fans can send gifts for the horses. People around the world are delighted by these incredible animals and their undeniable grace and beauty. They're Internet celebrities, and they don't even know it.