C. Kirkham: It was 1998 when I discovered the Friesian breed. I was browsing the web in the market for a horse when I saw a picture of a Friesian. My immediate reaction was, “Now that’s a horse!”
I studied all I could about the breed, which was very sparse at that time and still is. I did find that the breed was almost extinct in the early 1900’s with only three approved stallions for breeding.
I tried to think of a way to bring this dramatic, charming and gentle breed to the attention of the public. My love of horses, especially Friesians, and a desire to tell the world about the story of the little known Friesian horse breed prompted the writing of this book
I hope that you are moved to research Friesians horses and find ways to educate others about this marvelous breed. If you would like to see a part of the reason I fell in love with the breed visit my links for some pictures of the breed on www.tordenspage.com. The book “Torden, Hear the Thunder” will explain the other reasons.