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        01-17-2013, 12:15 AM
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    Yearling
    Bucky, the Norwegian Fjord

    I was given a horse couple of years ago. He had major problems with being caught and had run off with the wagon a couple of times. His name was Bucky and he was a 8 or 9 year old Norwegian Fjord. The fellow who gave him (a good friend whom passed on this in Dec. Miss him dearly) was a kind soul who never meant harm, but knew not all that much about horses. He told me that he had spent 5 hours chasing Bucky around the pen and never did catch him. He had just ended up getting another Fjord to replace Bucky in his team. He said that if I could catch the horse, and if I wanted him, I could have him. So I went out and saw this horse.
    First thing I noticed, he was the boss horse, very FAT, snotty nosed, and knew what made people give up. He was herded into the round pen and I went in with him holding a halter and lead. I stood watching him for a bit, and then proceeded to ignore him for about 10 minutes while I petted the other horses through the fence. Pretty soon this horse got jealous. LOL!

    Here is the looks I was getting when I approached with the halter and lead.


    I would pet him and then if he moved away I would ignore him again. Soon he had a change of attitude.


    I love the looks being exchanged on both our parts in this picture. I am holding the halter and lead but not pushing them on him. Later I rubbed him with them and then was able to halter him.

    All in all I spent around 30 minutes to catch him and lead him out of the pen to where Fr. (the fellow who owned him) and his brother were working. They just about fell over when I led the fairly calm (though still pushy) horse through the yard.
    I did end up getting him and took him home. I owned him for two years and then finally sold him because I didn't have the time to work with him. He ended up going to a petting zoo.
    As you can see he was quite, umm, fat...


    Right before I sold him


    Just wanted to share my Fjord pics. I hope you don't mind the story book that came along with them.
         
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        01-17-2013, 12:21 AM
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    Started
    I want a fjord in the worst way!!! And he's a good lookin fellow. And I honestly like the story. I am a bit envious too.
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        01-17-2013, 12:29 AM
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    Yearling
    He was sweet, had a few trust problems. I am sad it didn't work out for me to keep him. I had three horses, a full time job, and needed to help around the farm. I sold him instead of my two year old filly. Sometimes I wish I had sold her... as it was she was shot by illegal hunters a couple months after I sold Bucky. So right now I only have my riding gelding. Though I will be adopting a four year old bred mare sometime in March (that's when I can get her hauled home). She was from a careless breeding operation. Headed for the auction (nothing against auctions), but a rescue managed to pick up around 30 mares, stallions, and geldings from this fellow (all three or older) and they have so far rehomed most of them. There was nothing wrong with the horses other than the owner got tired of them and wanted to ship them. Why not give them a huge chance at a new life.
         
        01-17-2013, 12:31 AM
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    I agree. Sorry to hear about your filly.
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        01-17-2013, 12:38 AM
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    Yearling
    She was a beauty and a sweet heart. But when life happens, it happens... And you can't change stupid people. I'm not bitter about it, just sad she had to be the victim of their stupidity.



    Oh well, now she can run free in horse heaven.
         
        01-17-2013, 12:40 AM
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    Started
    He is drop dead gorgeous!
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        01-17-2013, 12:44 AM
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    Yearling
    You did a great thing for Bucky he know that people can be trusted :)
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        01-17-2013, 01:03 AM
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    Green Broke
    Bucky's cute, thanks for sharing his story. I'm so sorry to hear about your filly she was really pretty.
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        01-17-2013, 10:03 AM
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    Yearling
    Thank you guys! I would recommend a Fjord for sure! Even with Bucky's problems, he was a lot of fun!
         
        01-17-2013, 06:31 PM
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    Trained
    Cute Fjord love his face
         

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