Every now and then, an animal comes along that is so stunningly gorgeous the world can’t help but notice.
Frederik the Great is known by many as the “world’s most handsome horse.” The 19-year-old Friesian stallion is owned by Stacy Nazario. He lives in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas and has definitely stolen our hearts!
Stacy brought Frederik to her farm from the Netherlands when he was just 6 years old. “The first time I laid eyes on him, I knew he was an exceptional stallion,” she said.
She was right! He instantly started winning people over with his flowing mane and muscular build. While both of these traits are characteristic of his breed, Frederik surpasses them all!
Friesian horses originated in the Netherlands. Their strength and size made them excellent war horses, so they were bred to carry a knight in full metal armor. Although they are as big and strong as many draft horses, they are surprisingly agile and therefore good at many disciplines of riding!
Despite Frederik’s massive appearance, Stacy said he has a quiet nature.
“His personality went right along with his looks,” she added. “He’s just phenomenal. His temperament is sweet. I could put a baby right next to him and he would just be gentle with it. He’s a gentle giant.”
While he adores chilling in the pasture eating grass, he’s also a natural show horse and loves the spotlight. With almost 100,000 fans on Facebook alone, it’s a good thing he enjoys attention because he has an audience all around the world!
“He lights up when he’s in the arena or when there’s photography going on,” Stacy said. “It’s almost like watching a celebrity, you know, the difference between when they’re at home and under the lights.”
While we technically haven’t seen every horse in the world, we’re betting Frederik could give them all a run for their money. What a majestic animal!
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