Over the years, there were recognized two types of the breed a heavier and broader type that is more muscled, used for agriculture and pulling carts and the smaller lighter type, which is finer and bred more, due to the increasing interests for competitive and leisure riding throughout Europe. As a result of the growing mechanization, the need for the heavier type declined significantly, thus breeders concentrated on breeding of the lighter, riding type.The Freiberger is a light to medium sized horse with an average height between 14.3-15.2 hands. Their weight ranges between 550 and 650 kg. The coat color among the breed is traditionally bay or chestnut.The head of the Freiberger is typically heavy, though small, noble and intelligent, sometimes showing Arabian character in the facial expression. They have a pronounced jaw line and a broad forehead.