Have you ever seen a horse in a movie and thought to yourself, “Wow that’s an amazing horse, I wonder what breed that is?”  Well it just may have been a Friesian!  Below is a list of movies with Friesian horses.  If we’ve missed one (or more) let us know!

Friesians in the movies
Ladyhawke (1985)
Ladyhawke – This movie introduced most people in North America to the Friesian Horse.  Rutger Hauer (the hero in the movie) rode Goliath which was played by Othello, a 19 year old stallion.
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
The Mask of Zorro – Toronado, Zorro’s horse was often played by Friesians.  A stallion named Casey was the go-to equine actor for the role.
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
The Legend of Zorro – A Friesian named Ariaan was the main equine star. His job called for a lot of rearing and close-up shots.  Ariaan took up a career in dressage following his appearance in The Legend of Zorro.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
The Chronicles of Narnia – Wabe, the New Zealand’s first cinema horse, lived to a ripe old age of 24.  Wabe was the first Friesian horse to compete in New Zealand dressage events, and his special breeding soon led to the film work.
300 (2006)
300 – This is the story of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C.. Advanced riders from the Persian army arrive in Sparta to threaten the Spartans from aboard Friesian horses.  It didn’t end well for the Persian riders.
Friesians on TV
Game of Thrones
Daniel Naprous told CNN, “If they want a black horse, it’s got to be black and then afterwards it’s temperament and breed.” This probably means the Friesian train won’t be leaving town anytime soon. Who needs historical accuracy when you have Friesians?!?
Friesians in Music/Songs
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