Friesians are put up for adoption by many rescue groups, such as Pacific Friesian Rescue and the Fenway Foundation. These groups rescue horses and offer them to homes, with associated screening processes to make sure the horses end up in proper care once they leave rescue facilities.
Other groups, such as Friesian Marketplace, offer horses that are in good health and have been approved by breeding organizations. These organizations often charge much more than an adoption service, and adopters must contact them in order to see their stock. Keeping track of breeders requires frequently checking their social media feeds for updates, since their official websites may lack up-to-date information.
The Friesian horse is a popular breed that originated in the Netherlands a few centuries ago. This breed of horse is known for its black coat and its very cooperative and energetic temperament. These breed became especially popular with a Friesian horse named Othello that appeared in the 1985 movie "Ladyhawke," exposing the breed to media and public opinion. Since "Ladyhawke," many films that feature horses include the Friesian breed. The breed has also been an increasingly popular in Europe and the United States for the past 100 years or so.