The Fjord horse is one of today’s oldest and purest horse breeds. Its historical habitat is Norway’s western coast, with its deep fjords and steep mountainsides.
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The Norwegians rarely allow alien species into their fauna. With one notable exception, the muskox – first welcomed in from Greenland in 1924.
The first Norwegian Buhund breed-standard came in 1926, based on a dog that had evolved, lived, and worked with the Norwegians since time immemorial.
Magne Løvstuen and his family adopted this moose calf after saving it from drowning in Lake Mjøsa.
When the ice melted after the last ice age, herds of reindeer followed in its wake. And with the animals came their main predator: the humans.
The horse no longer roams wild in the Norwegian landscape. But it still has an important place in the Norwegian psyche.
The horse settled in the Scandinavian landscape after the last ice age. Let us meet this majestic animal – and follow in its footsteps.
When I was a boy, it was the workhorse that pulled the heaviest weight in agricultural life. And this had been the reality for as long as anyone could remember.