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post #21 of 32 Old 02-02-2012, 05:11 PM
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post #22 of 32 Old 02-02-2012, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Borkus View Post
Well, this is some pictures of my Norwegian Coldblooded Trotter. It’s a very common breed in Norway, and I think there is a similar breed in Sweden, but I don’t think it’s a well known breed for the rest of the world.
I have had my Borken (the name we give almost every horse of this color) for 9years now, so he is an elderly gentleman of 17years (of which he know nothing). Borken is a gelding, but he insist he isn’t, so we don’t talk about that a lot other than when he starts to mount the mares in the summer.
I mostly ride him, but I also take him out driving some times. Earlier it was dressage and jumping, but now it’s mostly hobby-reining and trail.
What do you call his color in English? Dun? Buckskin?

That is one BEAUTIFUL horse. <3
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post #23 of 32 Old 02-02-2012, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Borkus View Post
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.
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 Døle (Dølagamp) 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 døle 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 Døle 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.
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He is very stunning. I love his expression in his eyes

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post #25 of 32 Old 02-03-2012, 08:47 PM
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He's absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing your insight into this beautiful breed!
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post #26 of 32 Old 02-03-2012, 09:52 PM
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Whoa! That is one AWESOME horse.

The US needs them!

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post #27 of 32 Old 02-04-2012, 12:24 PM
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Wow! What a horse! Never heard of the breed, but what a gorgeous breed it seems to be! Great photos! Your horse is stunning!
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post #28 of 32 Old 02-05-2012, 11:22 AM
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thanks for sharing. I love to learn about different breeds. Your boy is GORGEOUS!!! He wants to come live in Texas with me.

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post #29 of 32 Old 02-05-2012, 11:31 AM
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He is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing.

QOS - I think he is coming here first, He already told me that he'll only go to Texas if I go with him ;)
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post #30 of 32 Old 02-06-2012, 10:17 AM
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OMG O_O I loves him! .. Hes so pretty.. makes me want one in my herd..
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