Moriesian takes it's name from the MORgan and the frIESIAN. The blending of these two magnificent breeds produces a combination that can not be matched. The Moriesian with it's refined compact body allows it to excel as a sport horse, being built for success in all disciplines. The Moriesian is lighter boned than the Friesian, a quality sought after in a sport horse. The balance and symmetry portrayed by this animal is truly art in motion. The average size of 15 to 16 hands making them comfortable for most riders, a great blend between the two breeds. The Moriesian has a proud, up headed stature, kind prominent eyes, expressive face, a short back, and dense bone structure. People admire their luxurious full thick mane and tail along with the added bonus of "feathers" the long hair on his feet.
My Moriesians are bred specifically for these qualities.
Photo Credit - Kim Brungrabber
Opus Black Mikasa as a 2 yr old shows off his natural ability to collect into a frame of roundness for classical dressage, and still have the frame needed to look breathtaking in harness. A true utilitarian animal.
Photo Credit - Kim Brungrabber
This breed is becoming known for its kind, intelligent disposition. Moriesians are honest & willing to please.
Their easy-going temperament makes them a great companion to riders of all ages. Coming from two breeds that are known for their train-ability, mild manners and friendly dispositions.
Opus Black Mikasa with K.T. & Nichole
Tinus's Dream Weaver- showing off his "heights in air"
The Moriesian makes a perfect performance horse- plus quality family horse with Pizzazz!
Although the breed is young, their athletic ability allows them to excel, winning both in harness and under saddle. Dave Wharton, representing Canada with his 2 Moriesians, competed in the World Pair Championship in Gladstone NJ, 1993. Mr. Wharton was one of the select few asked back for a special presentation before the judges. Gloria Austin from Weirsdale, Florida, has been taking in the ribbons with her 4 Moriesians with high level 4-in-hand driving competition.
Tinus's Dream Weaver shows off movement of a reining horse
The Moriesians versatility...
is what brings lasting value to the owner.
Tinus's Dream Weaver
The Friesian horse is reportedly almost 3000 years old, however the horse as we know it today was originally developed during the twelfth century to carry the knights during the crusades in northern Europe. It was further refined during the seventeenth century. Their goal at that time was to create an animal that could carry large loads and be agile enough to be effective in battle on horseback.
The Friesian horse was always a mount of the aristocrats, owned only by noblemen and knights. Their breeding and pedigree was very closely controlled. The modern Friesian descends from one of Europe's oldest breeds of warm-bloods. The modern Friesians distinctive trademarks are it's high-set neck, outstanding crest, the broad chest with lightly accentuated croup, low set tail and longer noble face. Equally impressive is the stunning thick flowing mane and tail along with it's "feathers" the extra hair on it's feet. They have rippling heavier body mass with dense bone, the average height is between 15.3 to 16.3 hands. The Friesians beauty combined with it's powerful and elastic gait glows an awesome presence, leaving a lasting impression.
The Morgan horse is a distinctly American bred horse. More than 200 years ago a legendary horse breeder set out to create the ultimate utility horse. His effort generated the stallion "Figure" later known by his masters name "Justin Morgan." He was as adept at clearing land and farm work as he was at challenging opponents in colonial New England. Though little is known about Justin Morgan parentage, it is rumored that there were several Friesian mares in the breeding barn at the time of his conception, which may explain why the Friesian horse blends so well with the Morgan Horse. Justin Morgan's ability to stamp his foals with his own traits was legendary.This one stallion provided the basis for this country's native breeds. The Morgan is easily recognized by his proud carriage, upright graceful neck, and distinctive attractive head with expressive eyes. Deep bodied and compact, the Morgan has strongly muscled quarters, strong shoulders and short strong legs. The average height is 14.1 to 15.2 hands. The breed exists solely because it pleases people. It is their heritage.
THE MORIESIAN: Coming from these two breeds that are known for their trainability, mild manners and friendly dispositions, the Moriesian makes a perfect performance competitor, plus a quality family horse. Their common sense makes people think they are more mature at an early age.
The Moriesian horse is the result of a breeding program initiated in the United States to produce horses with the versatility of the Morgan and elegance and charisma of the Friesian, two breeds from which it takes it’s name.