Whether you know it or not, you've probably seen pictures of the Friesian stallion Frederik the Great. He's been named by multiple sources as "The Most Handsome Horse in the World."
He's the subject of a movie called "Frederik The Great: Behind The Beauty." In 2017, we caught up with his owner, Stacy Nazario of Pinnacle Friesians, located in the Arkansas Ozarks, to find out more about his personality.
Nazario and Frederik have a very special bond.
"Everybody always comments on how much he loves me or that special bond we have. I respect him, and I'm very gentle with him. At the same time, I’m the leader, like raising a teenage boy."
Stallions can be a little wild and difficult to work with, but not Frederik. According to Nazario, he loves people, including children.
"Frederik has his own personality...He’s such a ham; when he gets around media or crowds, he’s such a showman. I’ve let him kind of be that way, I don’t beat him down ... people like to see that personality."
What does Nazario wish more people knew about Frederik apart from his good looks?
"Just his love for people. He has no fears, no baggage or luggage. I think that is very important, being a stallion, a big, bold, majestic, huge, gentle giant...That's what I want people to see...the gentleness."
Check out the video below of Frederik in action.
In April of 2020 Frederik was featured in a new video his YouTube channel wishing everyone safety and wellness during the pandemic. Check it out below: