This book was created to give children the opportunity to learn about Friesian horses. There are only approximately five thousand pure Friesians in the United States. The breed was so diluted at a certain time, that the pure breed was almost extinct. The Friesian Registry known as FHANA declared that no other breed could be crossed with a Friesian in order to revive the breed and keep it pure.
Diane Wentzel lives in Ohio on a hobby farm with seven horses, four dogs and six cats. Her love of horses has spanned her lifetime, starting with her first horse that was given to her at age 8 as a gift from her Grandfather. She purchased William approximately ten years ago after learning about the Friesian horse breed and how rare and special they are.
William is a Friesian (Free-shun) horse. Friesian horses are a light Draft Horse breed that come from the Dutch Province in the Netherlands called Friesland (Freeze-land).