Wow, for a Friesian, that horse doesnt have the typical breed Characteristics! Unless he is still too young to have grown the feathering? I thought they started getting fuzzy as weanlings though =)
The official breed rarely has white markings of any kind; most registries allow only a small star on the forehead for purebred registration. Though extremely rare, and not accepted for registration in most cases, Friesians are occasionally chestnut.
Found that Quote on the breed, and what is allowed to be considered a registered friesian. That chestnut horse you posted is absolutely stunning, and has a wonderful huge stride on it! Has that friesian been able to get registered because of his coloring and lack of feathers?
I love Friesians.. i wish I could have the old school Friesian. The breed was founded to be huge, sturdy mounts for Knights in the middle ages. Over time, people took the breed, and didnt preserve it too well, mixing much arabian lines into it and whatnot, which made it smaller and a wee bit thinner boned.. but also aided the breed in having such wonderful performance horse qualities.
I do believe that Gypsy Vanners still steal my heart when it comes to my favorite "dream" breed =) (I have a few dream horses.. a practical one, and a dream one!)