Originally Posted by Borkus
The Coldblooded trotter is not the same as the DÝle, itís 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 DÝle Gudbrandsdal or DÝl like we call them), to work on the farms. You can cross these two horses, but itís not normally done. So, nearly the same horse, but one is heavier than the other.
Aha. Yes, that makes perfect sense. It's the trotter I want (but can't find
). For those unfamiliar with the breed, here's a picture of a DÝle (DÝlagamp) on a farm. This one is a working farm horse. I see now in comparison that it's definitley much heavier and wider than Borken. The Coldblooded Trotter would make for a much more fun and agile ride. I always thought the dÝle just came in a lighter and heavier version. I didn't realize they were different breeds.
Unfortunately, I don't think knowing that will actually make my search for one any easier.
I'm just now realizing how many of my pictures of my kids on vacation in Norway involve Fjord and DÝle horses. There seems to be a recurring theme here. I'm beginning to think my kids have a plan...
Your Borken is absolutely gorgeous. I don't think he cares one bit about his age.