can you tell me about fjords?????

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  1. Cayenne_spice

    Cayenne_spice Senior Member

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    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. ejforrest

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    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.
     
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    hOrSeCrAzEeE120 Banned

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    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!
     
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    Kat 1 Senior Member

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    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.
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  5. Cayenne_spice

    Cayenne_spice Senior Member

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    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. Eliza

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

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