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The Fjord horse was bred in the fjords region of northern Norway, and is around 13 to 14 hands in height, usually “buckskin” or mouse like gray in color with a dark stripe through the center of his back, round build, wide in the chest, “dry” and short legs, relatively long head with a long, high set neck on which the stallions collect large layers of fat. The mane is clipped short while the forelock is left long and rich. These little, tough, hardy and quick horses were used to pull a little carts and were the only means of transportation in the remote regions without roads. The type of the Fjord was widely spread throughout the Scandinavian peninsula, but today he remains mostly on the Western part on the Swedish island Gotland. The Fjord shows obvious mixing of the western horse blood, more likely the Belgian.

 

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