Friday Video from SmartPak: Friesians! Friesians! Friesians!

We are a 24/7 all-request show here at EN and recently got a tip about a viral YouTube channel called Friesian Horses that features near-daily videos from a breeding farm in Friesland, The Netherlands, from which the Friesian horse breed originated. There are lots and lots of baby Friesian videos, as it is a breeding facility, as well as deep dives into the lives of individual horses at the farm.

The channel’s most viewed video (7.5+ million views) follows the story of a mare, Queen👑Unie, who gives birth to a stillborn then takes on an orphan foal. It’s heartbreaking and heartwarming, all bundled into one 12-minute stretch.

Friesians are astonishingly versatile animals, and they’ve made their way into the sporthorse (and even pop culture) world in a big way these past few years. Check out this video of a Grand Prix dressage Friesian!

A few special Friesians have even been spotted out eventing. Are you the proud rider of one? Let us know by posting a pic in the Facebook comments!