I think that the Friesian breed definitely has its own characteristics. They tend to be more domesticated that other breeds and have a natural curiosity of the human being. I feel they are big on relationships with people and can really gel with a particular person, the same horse can be totally different to someone else. I know that can apply to other horses but its quite exaggerated with the Friesian. Its amazing how intuitive they are on your feelings and mood. Friesians tend to seek out interaction with the human, at home I have had a number of Friesians in training at once and if in a group they will come straight over to check things out when your around, or they will leave a herd to visit with you. In a riding situation they are more likely to ride away from other horses as they tend to have less herd bound issues. Once they are with you and have trust they really look for your guidance.