I found this thread when searching the internet for ponies like mine as in fact I do have a Fjordaloosa.
He was bred in the Netherlands. There they breed Appaloosas to Fjord mares to get tough and reliable as well as handsome ponies for a childrenīs riders camp, De paarden van Het Fjordenpaard | Het Fjordenpaard Sometimes they sell some foals at Paarden te koop and so I got Okkie when he was 3,5yoa.
Okkie is 5 now and Iīm just starting him very slowly.
Fjule..love it. Grabby hands for me as well. I have a QH with sooty that has a perfect line of black down the center of his mane and black core to his tail. No fjord anywhere I promise. One of these days I'll have to get pics. If I roached it it would be really noticeable but left long you don't unless you are up close brushing it out.
How would the registry ever know that you bred your mare to a different breed of horse? Especially if the foal is not able to be registered.
If I had a fjord, I would be tempted to outcross for a fjule. They are stunning. As long as there is a market for the foals, I doubt it matters if they have papers or not. I'm sure there are people out there willing to spend the $$$$ to buy a fjule.
I don't know what the population of Fjords is, but I would start to worry about too much inbreeding... That Fjordaloosa is stunning too.
I wonder if you could cross breed for sport horses/ponies?
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