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post #41 of 108 Old 02-02-2012, 04:05 PM
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Beautiful photos, I'm a Fjord fan.
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post #42 of 108 Old 02-03-2012, 08:34 PM
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Thank you for all the answers. Fjords are just the most beautiful horses and seem it starts from the inside out!
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post #43 of 108 Old 02-03-2012, 09:16 PM
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Nothing cuter than a baby Fjord! Nope, nope, nope!
And yes, they're defined as horses now, but technically speaking, any breed that averages under 14.2hh is classified as a pony, and so the Fjord fits in that category. And pretty much any horse incyclopedia/book labels them as ponies.
As they grew un popularity, however, especially in North America, the registries switched it over to the Fjord Horse, because they're so versatile and can be ridden by anyone. They're also quite stockier than most ponies.
Either way, they are a fantastic breed & i agree with some of the above posts - i've never met an ill-tempered Fjord but i've never met one that wasn't stubborn either lol!

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post #44 of 108 Old 02-04-2012, 05:14 AM
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I know they come under the term pony, because of the height. But in Norwegian it’s called Fjordhest, where hest means horse. You can call it a pony all you like, it’s just we Norwegians that have to make a fuss about it ;) (even I, and I’m not even a Fjord fan)
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post #45 of 108 Old 02-04-2012, 07:19 PM
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And yes, they're defined as horses now, but technically speaking, any breed that averages under 14.2hh is classified as a pony,
That came about for showing purposes. Genetically only breeds that come from Britain & Ireland are ponies. And some are not less stocky than Fjords, and can also be ridden by anyone!
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post #46 of 108 Old 02-04-2012, 08:14 PM
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I have had 2 Fjords and they are a fantastic breed. I live in Norway so they are pretty common here ;) No matter where you go you'll see fjords everywhere, and they are not expensive here. The horse market here is so full that many times breeders have to give away their foals since they cant sell them.

Here are a few pics of my last Fjord, i sold him and i regret it everyday!













This was just typical him, always had to test the rider :p








I could go on with pictures forever but i think i'll stop now :p
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post #47 of 108 Old 02-04-2012, 08:31 PM
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[QUOTE=beccaH;1341812]I have had 2 Fjords and they are a fantastic breed. I live in Norway so they are pretty common here ;) No matter where you go you'll see fjords everywhere, and they are not expensive here. The horse market here is so full that many times breeders have to give away their foals since they cant sell them. "

Give away their foals????

Oooo, ooooo, pick me, pick me! Have pasture, barn, and two little girls. Send them over!

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post #48 of 108 Old 02-05-2012, 02:11 AM
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A lot of people try to sell them first, but since there are so many horses for sale here its very hard to sell a fjord, espiecially a foal. People want a finished educated horse.
Not everyone ends up giving them away, some are sold for a fair amount of money, some are put down and some are given away. I feel that that problem has become a little bit better since breeders are starting to realize that there is no point in breeding year after year when they cant sell their foals, so the breeding has dropped a bit i believe.
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post #49 of 108 Old 02-05-2012, 10:59 AM
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Gorgeous pictures!


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post #50 of 108 Old 02-05-2012, 02:59 PM
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I used to own one, but sadly he did from heart failure..
This is "Felle Edel Hest"


I've got lots more of him , but they are somewhere else on the old computor.. He was a big boy..15 hands and very sweet.. His dam was from Anvil acres in Alberta where they raise the larger fjords.. nice bone and can carry a large man all day and pack out a half a moose to boot..
Here is his pedigree..
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