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    11-01-2012, 02:57 PM
  #21
Foal
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Originally Posted by livelovelaughride    
This little girl was going to be put down...but was saved and "rehabilitated". Turns out her previous owners could not read her well. All she needed was patient and kind handling; she tries so hard to please!

She's beautiful!
     
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    11-01-2012, 06:30 PM
  #22
Weanling
Fjords are sturdy little horses from Northern Europe. They are a slightly more primitive type of horse and are similar in size and stature to those used by the Mongolian horsemen - possibly have Mongolian horses in their ancestry. They do have a reputation for being very stubborn and not so easy to train to ride. However, they are sure footed and as long as you are not too heavy I.e. Above 12-13 stone and not too tall, you should be ok. Best thing to do is go and look at a few and assess their characters for yourself. Every horse is different. It really depends on what you want to do with them. Once you are up close and personal with these unusual horses, then you will know if they are suitable for you.
     
    11-01-2012, 06:31 PM
  #23
Weanling
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Originally Posted by livelovelaughride    
This little girl was going to be put down...but was saved and "rehabilitated". Turns out her previous owners could not read her well. All she needed was patient and kind handling; she tries so hard to please!
She is so beautiful. You really do only need 3 things to train a horse: Patience, patience, patience and a whole lot of love!
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    11-01-2012, 07:03 PM
  #24
Foal
Been dying to have one of these hardy little ponies (:
     
    11-02-2012, 02:47 AM
  #25
Foal
My cousin has a fjord and I love him, he's super sweet :) he's never been on a trail ride before though. He was her show horse for dressage, he gets spooked pretty easily. He hadn't been ridden for like 2 years and my cousin hopped on him a couple weeks ago and he was so good and remembered everything. This is him (joen) and my horse ladybug
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    11-02-2012, 11:28 PM
  #26
Green Broke
My absolute favorites! I've been around a few and owned one purebred of my own and currently have a 2 yr old Fjord X QH filly that I am training up.
They are lovely horses, very easy to keep, generally very laid back and sweet.
They do have a tendancy to be a little less sensitive than most horses, which is why they can easily become "stubborn". They need to be started properly with plenty of exercises centered around softness and bending from the off.
If you just get on and start pulling & kicking they can get very dull and stiff in the neck.
I have never met a mean one, though, and they have such awesome personalities.
My friend's family owned one who carried everyone around lol including myself! From small children to big men. They are tough, sturdy and for the most part, very dependable.
     
    11-10-2012, 07:03 PM
  #27
Foal
I have a fjord and she's amazing! Of my 3 horses she is the most laid back, bombproof one. I love her size- not too big, not too small. Short and sturdy. She does awesome on the trails, was easy to teach tricks to also. My other two horses are barn sour, wouldn't trust an inexperienced rider on them, and just really energetic. My fjord just goes with the flow- great ground manners, great under saddle, bareback, whatever! I really can't think of one thing that really bothers her. Overall really friendly, relaxed, and intelligent. I've met one other fjord and he had a similar personality. I'm sure there are bad ones out there but I think that mainly depends on the rider and how they were raised
     
    11-11-2012, 07:18 PM
  #28
Green Broke
The barn where I board has two, and I've ridden both. One I rode for a while when I was between lease horses, and even took him to a show. It was a nice change, since every other horse I had shown up until then would get nervous at shows, but this guy couldn't have cared less. Very steady, though not ideally conformed for dressage, as his very thick throatlatch made it difficult for him to come in to the bit. He's normally used in a therapy program for disabled riders.

The other one is a little lighter build, and better suited for dressage. She's definitely more stubborn than the other one; when I rode her, she hadn't been ridden in a while, and it took a few rides to convince her to really listen to me. She was actually quite forward, with a nice, quick trot that felt like she could go all day. She belongs to my trainer, but is not one of the horses that she shows, so she sometimes doesn't get as much attention. I tried her on a trail ride once, and wasn't all that happy with her. She's plenty brave on the trail, and willing to go over anything, but she HATES being in the middle or back of the group. The time I rode her, she was behind about 5 other horses and worked herself into a lather trying to barge her way through. I don't particularly like trail riding horses that I have to be constantly hanging on their face. The horse in front of her ended up kicking her because she wouldn't stay out of his space, and I can't say I blame him (luckily no one was hurt)

Based off these two that I know, I think Fjords can be a bit dull sometimes and don't show a whole lot of personality. They are, however, solid and dependable mounts.

I was very excited when I was horse shopping to go see a Fjord x Morgan; I figured the steadiness of a Fjord with the overachieving personality of a Morgan would make a good combo. Unfortunately, the pony didn't get much of the bulky build of the Fjord and was a bit too small/narrow for what I was looking for. He was super cute though
     

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