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Jans 02-07-2007 02:13 PM

The Norwegian Fjord Horse.
Well I don't have a horse my self.. too bad but I do really love the Norwegian Fjord Horse so I decided to post a topic right here. Are there anymore people here who like this breed?

I love their color and their punky manes. Also I love their mood and personality. They're sweet but also a bit stubborn. Perfect I think.

Friesian Mirror 02-07-2007 03:40 PM

I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but are the Fjord's the one's that have the black stripe in their manes?? I know that you have to cut the mane in order to see it...

Jans 02-07-2007 04:36 PM

No it isn't a dumb question at all. You're completely right that the Fjord horse has a black stripe in the manes. And it continues on the back of the horse. In holland we call it 'aalstreep'. :)

Friesian Mirror 02-07-2007 09:57 PM

Thank you! I'm going to look up some pictures of them in a few minutes :D

barnrat 02-08-2007 11:12 AM

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 :oops: 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 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.... :lol:

I am convinced I could probably ride her fjords now after 4 years of experiance

Jans 02-08-2007 12:31 PM

The Fjord is famous about the stubborn thing in their personality :D 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..

Hanna 03-01-2007 04:32 AM

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 :)

Hanna :)

3days3ways 03-02-2007 11:17 PM

i love fjords!! i help out at this thereuputic riding place, and their mascot is a fjord and they are so fun to work with! they are so sturdy and happy-go-lucky type horses

Hanna 03-05-2007 01:26 PM

Yeah! That is what they can- To be this steady, dependable and calm horses.

forever_horse_gal 03-11-2007 11:04 AM


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