I use to have a friend that had some fjords....I was a beginer rider at that time she let me try riding one....I was really embarrased because I could not ride (the easiest one ) her horse......she had 9 ponies and 1 clydsdale.....the fjord would find food to eat and stop to eat it....I was not that good at the time and could not get his head up....My friend had to rescue me every 2 minutes....She also had a goat and I was terrified it was going to eat me.......and once the pony started eating really close to the goat and I was like screaming....wow...I must have been 12 or 13 at that time....really immature.... I feel bad.....There was no way her goat could have even reached me....
I am convinced I could probably ride her fjords now after 4 years of experiance
The Fjord is famous about the stubborn thing in their personality We call it Koppig in Dutch. Maybe that's why I like them so much. Unfortunately I have never ridden on a Fjord.. and I have *counts* ten years experience..
Hi, I'm glad you like the Norwegian Fjord horse! I'm from Norway, so this is very funny. I have two fjords. One of them are really big (1.52 m.), and the other one is just above 1.30 meters. They have a very characteristic appearance with this black/ brown line from the ears, through the mane and over the back and down in the tail. The colour depends upon their parents. Some are totally white, someone are more broke /bay. They have a lot of strenght, so they can really carry heavy men for a longer distance. They have, unfortunately, a very heady side, but this only makes them even more sweet. I'm riding the big one, her name is Frida (8 yrs), and we are doing everything together. Mostly dressage and jumping. She is not this heavy work horse at all! Very smooth and comfortable. She is excellent in front of the cart as well! I was in Canada last summer, and on the ranch where I was, they had a fjord, which is very funny for us norwegians! If you would like to know more, please tell me :)