Winner's Circle Horses | Toy Horse Collections by Safari Ltd®

Friesian Stallion

No. 158805

by Safari Ltd

An ancient breed, Friesians come from the Netherlands, and they are notable for their long manes and tails and extensive feathering, resulting in beautiful animals that are popular with riders and in shows. Their calm disposition is a bonus.

  • Scientific Name: Equus caballus
  • Characteristics: This attractive figure shows the Friesian stallion at its best, accentuating its low neck, free-flowing mane, and long tail.
  • Size and Color: At 5 ¼ inches long, this all-black Friesian stallion is a little shorter than an unsharpened pencil, with incredibly accurate sculpting of the mane to honor this proud animal.
  • The Friesian Stallion is part of the Winner's Circle collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History

    The province of Friesland in the northern Netherlands is the original home of the beautiful Friesian horse. It was originally bred for utilitarian purposes, its calm disposition ideal for farm work. But its attractive mane and unique action caught the attention of riders, and the horse began to be bred smaller to pull carriages and carry riders rather than for heavy farm work. As a result, when mechanization reduced the need for horse-powered transportation, the Friesian sadly went into decline. However, the breed was rediscovered after World War One, and its notable characteristics helped to ensure its future well being. Again bred for riding and showing, Friesians are a delight to ride as well as pleasurable companions.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 13.3 L x 3.7 W x 9 H
    • Size in inches: 5.24 L x 1.46 W x 3.54 H
    • UPC: 095866158804
    Present Status Currently the Dutch Friesian Registry contains around 45,000 horses, and about 8,000 of those horses live in the United States of America.