Results 1 to 6 of 6

Discuss can you tell me about fjords????? at the Horse Chat forum - Horse Forums.

i am looking at buying this 3yo fjord gelding from a friend i rode him ...
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    488

    Post can you tell me about fjords?????

    i am looking at buying this 3yo fjord gelding from a friend i rode him and brushed him and he is a total sweetie but i know nothing about fjords. i want to buy him but i want to know a little more about the breed.......

  2. #2
    Senior Member+
    ejforrest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    U.P. Michigan
    Posts
    4,557

    Post

    It is likely that the Fjord is descended from the Przewalski or Asiatic Wild Horse, which in turn is descended from the horses of the Ice Age; it seems to have reatained much of it ancestors' characteristics, for example, the pale coat, dorasl strip down the back, and occasional zebra stripes on the legs, tupical of the ancient breed.
    The Fjord has een used to improve many other northern European breeds, including Icelandic and Highland. Today it can be seen over most of Scandinavia, mainly used as children's riding ponies. It is sure-footed and excellent at trekking and long-distance endurance events. It is also popular in harness.
    From: The Ultimate Guide To Horse Breeds.
    ejforrest-

    "A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence".

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    1,020

    Post

    My old barn where i use to ride at a few years ago had a Fjord/QH cross. He was the quietst horse ever! He looked alot like Fjord. and had the speed of a QH!

  4. #4
    Kat
    Kat is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    ID
    Posts
    675

    Post

    Awww, that sounds so cool. Fjords are the best. I was actually looking to buy, but my plans changed. They can be taught vertually anything, and have a can do attitude. I have heard of people cutting them,eventing them and of course getting them to pull carts.
    Have you looked at nfhr.com ? (It has info and pics of fjords)
    That's the national fjord horse reg. Enjoy.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    488

    Post

    thanks all, i rode him yesterday, he needs a little work liker turning and backing upbut he is soooo sweet for a 3 yo! they have him parcially perelli trained he is a dream to work with, and they said he will be a exelent trail horse but his age is what bothers me a little but he acts better then my 18yo arab. they're asking $800, i really like him and from what i have heard i think i am gonna bny him! thanks all

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    366

    Post

    Fjords are wonderful. very docile, friendly, and pretty often bombproof. easy keepers, lovely temperments, and of course, beautiful.

Similar Threads

  1. Fjords
    By Cayenne_spice in forum Horse Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-20-2004, 12:12 PM
  2. Fjords
    By tinaw in forum Horse Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-13-2003, 05:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •