LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – Photos of Frederick the Great, a 16-year-old Friesian stallion and proud holder of the unofficial title of “world’s most beautiful horse”, are going viral on the Internet once again.
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Born in the Netherlands, this “Real-life Black Beauty” was imported into the United States by Stacy Nazario, owner of Pinnacle Fiesians, a horse farm in Arkansas, when he was 6 years old.
Nazario said that she knew there was something special about him the first time she saw him, and her instincts proved correct, as Frederick grew into a magnificent specimen that has been known to make humans jealous of his looks.
With muscular body, shiny coat and a flowing black mane that seemed to dance in the wind, this animal has convinced people that he is by far the most beautiful horse on the planet.
According to his owner, Frederick is quite aware of his good looks, and loves nothing more than to be the center of attention during dressage competitions.
“He lights up when he’s in the arena or when there’s photography going on. It’s almost like watching a celebrity, you know, the difference between when they’re at home and under the lights,” Nazario said.
“His temperament is sweet. I could put a baby right next to him and he would just be gentle with it. He’s a gentle giant,” Nazario continued.
Last year, at the height of his online popularity, Frederick the Great had a whopping 40,000 fans on Facebook. Today, he has over 72,000 and new ones are clicking that “like” button every day.