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Anonymous - 2012-12-04
I have had my Fjord gelding almost 2 years. He is a character---and very lazy. His ground manners are excellent. He is stubborn and willful but after some convincing alot of fun. This was my horse of choice after not riding for many years. I am not sorry. The only problem is, he is always the star and the center of attention wherever we go. I must try to ride up to his elegant beauty. Stable and calm, a real rock when around horses that are acting up. Quite a guy.

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Deborah Pearson - 2012-10-14
As the owner of Arabians as well as Morgans I must say I get tired of all the snide comments about Arabs being difficult to handle, tending to run 'hot' etc., etc. As with all animals, HOW they are handled by people makes all the difference. You spend enough time out trail riding for proper conditioning, believe me, the shying will cease once they have experienced running rabbits, bobcats and snakes. Spend enough arena time with lungeline as well as under saddle and behaviors will improve. BOTH are needed for any horse to be fully rounded and properly trained, and it has to be constant, not once a week or month. For endurance, elegance, intelligence, and personality the Arab and Morgan can't be beat. And both breeds are easy keepers. Never have had problems keeping weight on either except shortly after foaling.

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  • Barbara - 2012-10-17
    forgot to mention; both of my horses (Dolly and Erin) would come when called from out the pasture. I had boarded my Erin and the owner of the stable could not understand how I got her to come to me. I told him I loved her and she knew it; I never treated her w/ harshness; was patient and never frightened her. Got her when she was 6 mos old from my mom; she was waiting for me when I got home from college one spring. Trained her to halter, saddle, bridle, and finally rode her when she turned 3 years old. This man was impatient; punched his horses in their noses and couldn't understand why every single one of them was headshy; hated that stable but it was the only one close enough to me so I could be w/ her twice a day. Dolly came to me when she was 12 and she was the sweetest thing; could jump a fence like a hunter. Good thing we lived waaaaayyyy out in the country then and no where near any kind of paved road. She just wanted to be w/ us and would jump the fence and come to the house. Our cats would lie on her back; too funny.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-14
    Good info! Its good to learn about how they can be worked with, and the great results. Thanks for sharing.
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Connie Weber - 2012-11-11
I acquired two Arabian geldings, one 17 and one 20. I love them both dearly and respect the pride they have in them, the energy is amazing. The 20 year old is underweight so I started him on beet pulp pellets and a pelletized sweet feed with cracked corn, also added vitamin supplement. Hoping he gains the weight back. Calling a vet to come check him soon, will see what he advises.

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Anonymous - 2011-11-26
I love paint horses because they are very fine.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-28
    Yes they are.
  • Anonymous - 2011-12-21
    Yes they are, I currently have one ( a stallion named Buddy)
  • RIFFKI S. - 2012-01-26
    YEAH
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May - 2009-05-20
The Haflinger also has a rhythmic gait that covers a large amount of ground. There gaits are energetic but the walk is also relaxed, as well as energetic. The trot and canter are elastic, energetic, and athletic which are balenced and even. The canter has a very distinct forwards and upwards motion.

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Gill Cooper - 2012-10-30
My Morgans name is Cheek & he really lives up to his name . I wouldnt swap him for all the world .

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Shelley Richey - 2012-11-08
Is it good to feed them raw pototoe, he wont eat apples

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-09
    I don't see why a poptatoe would hurt anything - have you tried cutting the apple in half.  Just nothing with pits like a peach.
  • alex - 2012-11-19
    Don't feed potatoes to horses! They cant digest them and potatoes can become poisonous to horses.
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Anonymous - 2012-11-17
I am trying to convince my parents on getting me a horse or pony. Fjords are my number one breed, and they're good for beginner owners as well. (I heard) And since they don't need shoes and I would be able to do pasture board and rough board since I like taking care of horses. I wouldn't be doing a lot of shows since I need to get back into the basics. I remember a lot about riding but I haven't even stated jumping or dressage yet so right now it would be a pleasure horse for trail riding. Since I wouldn't need a blanket for the winter but will need some feed (where I live we have a lot of feed...That's mainly all we grow here!) how expensive would owning a Fjord be? People say that the breed doesn't make the horse cheaper but in this case I personally think it does. Fjords don't need shoes, winter jackets, love the pastures (so pasture board would be best.) and Colic and the other thing is rare in them. I would always groom and trim my pony and I'm 4 foot 11. My parents are mainly concerned about money. The vet and boarding will be the most expensive but I'm thinking of getting horse insurance as well, so do you think this would be a good beginner horse? Would it be a little bit cheaper than a thoroughbred or with horse insurance, without shoes, not doing shows, and would only need those yearly shots and deworming? (I'm thinking of giving shots by myself.)

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  • Jessie - 2012-11-18
    Fjords are just as, if not more expensive to keep and care for as any other horse. They can easily need shoes depending on the terrain you ride. Sand, gravel and any kind of paving will grind down their hard little feet. (we currently only have our mares front feet done, but the no shoe thing is a myth.) They also eat ALOT if you let them. They are 100% feed motivated and if pasture kept and not restrained WILL become overwieght quickly which will lead to tons of health issues. Yes twice a year shots and deworming is easy and cheap, but don't forget about yearly dental which is very important and not cheap. If you live in a very cold environment as we do blanketing IS needed, just because they have arctic bloodlines doesn't mean that YOUR horse is adapted to cold temps, it takes time to acclimate. They are great horses, very smart (which can make training a challenge) and would recomend them to almost eveyone, and your original theory is correct that you might save a little $ over a larger hotter breed but not much and the upfront cost for a properly bred Fjord with good bloodlines (regardless of you showing or not make sure the parents have both been evaluated and given a score by the registry, it will ensure the foal hasn't been too inbred. A big problem in Fjords which also leads to many health issues.) can also be pricey. Good luck in your hunt! Oh and don't forget their average life span is closer to 30 years than 20 as with other breeds so it is a very long term commitment and investment.
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Ali Jay - 2009-12-17
horses are so cool like the Lithuania stallion

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Rita - 2012-10-16
Anglo arabs are the best horses EVER!!!!

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