02-02-2012, 04:59 PM
| || | Never heard of it, sorry. But I would not be surprised if someone started to ship them over, and I think they would be very popular. It’s a great breed and makes nice horses if trained right; they have a lot of motor and love to work. Borken seems to be happier the heavier the work is and never gives up, and the way he lights up when I tell him he’s done well! Another good thing with this breed is their short back; this makes it easier for them to put the weight on the hind legs, and it makes a pretty strong horse that can carry even bigger riders. The Coldblooded trotter is not the same as the Døle, it’s the lighter version. It started out as the same breed, but some individuals were breed to trot faster (this became the Coldblooded trotter), while the other horses were kept the same way as before (the Døle Gudbrandsdal or Døl like we call them), to work on the farms. You can cross these two horses, but it’s not normally done. So, nearly the same horse, but one is heavier than the other.
Originally Posted by freia
Have you heard anything about the trotters being exported to the US much? I have never seen a single one over here, and I've been looking. The Fjords and Icelandics are both pretty popular in the US. I think the Fjords are because of their sweet temperament and unique coloration, and the Icelandics are just cool in their own right. But the coldblooded trotter is a much more comfortable ride, it's bigger, and is usually nice and spirited, so I'm very surprised that they haven't become popular in the US. Have I been looking for the wrong breed? I've been looking for the Døle Gudbrandsdal, and the coldblooded trotter is another name for it, or an offshoot from it, is it not? Please correct me if I've been looking for the wrong horse, as I would really like to find one in the US.