Fjord Horse Breed Profile

Fjord Horse

History Of The Fjord Horse

The Fjord horse is an ancient breed originating from Norway and resembles the Asiatic wild horse depicted in prehistoric cave paintings. The Fjord was used by the Vikings in battle, for ploughing and as a pack horse. It has been used for agricultural work, being able to access areas where it is not possible to use tractors, and was also used by the Norwegian Army as a pack horse.

Although the Fjord only reaches 14.2 hh it is often referred to as a horse due to its muscular build.

Height Of The Fjord Horse

The Fjord Horse stands 13 to 14.2 hh.

Colour Of The Fjord Horse

The Fjord horse is dun with black dorsal stripe. The mane is dark in the centre and light on the outside.

Breed Characteristics Of The Fjord Horse

The Fjord horse has a broad forehead and big eyes, short thick neck, coarse upright mane, medium length muscular body. Robust, light and quick movement.

Temperament Of The Fjord Horse

The Fjord Horse is docile, friendly and hardworking.

Uses Of The Fjord Horse

The Fjord horse is used as a general riding and driving pony, and for pack work and farm work.

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