Originally Posted by Saranda
You're welcome. :) As Iceland and Norway were quite isolated back in the day, when these breeds evolved, mostly consisting of mountains, not wast grasslands, scarce in forage and with cold climate, their horse breeds evolved to be smaller, so that they could feed off whatever poor nutrition they had and move well over hard, complicated terrain.
Hence the reason that Fjords can get fat while living on a rock pile! LOL! That is what one of our farriers used to say. I don't know much about Icelandics, but I love the short stockiness of the Fjords! The one I had was pretty sweet!
On a different note. Spring is finally here!!!! It was +15*C yesterday! The sun is out, and the snow is... wait for it... MELTING!!!!
I'm just a little excited!