Friesans are the closest remaining modern example of the destrier war horses of the medieval era, being somewhere between Spanish horses and shire horses in size. Traditionally they are a military breed that have also been used for dressage, agricultural work, and as carriage horses. Friesans are known to be extremely friendly, often forming unusually intense bonds with their owners.
One of the millions of horses used during the course of the war is winched ashore at Thessaloniki, Greece.http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2014/sep/03/the-animals-that-served-in-the-first-world-war-in-pictures
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Forgotten Heroes: A million horses were sent to fight in the Great War - only 62,000 came back
Unshakeable courage of the real War Horses: The eight million forgotten animals who were killed on the frontline. Dead soldier still holding on the to the reins of his horse.how long did he stand there or did he suffer the same fate?