I have admired the Fjord horse for a long time now.
I can't remember for sure where I first saw one in person,
but most likely it was in Astoria.
All I know is since then I can't get enough of these beautiful, good natured, noble horses!
So when I found out they were going to be at the Syttende Mai parade...
well it just added more reasons to go!
This first photo is of my best friend getting close and personal with one of them.
I actually got a chance to ride one before...
not these of course, but a friend I worked with many years ago made arrangements for me
and my DD to meet, greet, love, pet, kiss, photograph and ride one at a stable she was familiar with.
Can I just say my smile that day (and that of my DD's was HUGE)!
I've ridden several breeds of horses before
(being a horse lover since early childhood)
but there is nothing like the Fjord!
The people who came with the Fjords were quite wonderful too!
I had a lot of fun talking to them:)
Here one of them is getting this baby ready.
Ready to go...
all decked out in flowers.
Looking quite gorgeous;
their riders in costume also!
This face needs to get kissed;
that face too.
Time to be on their way...
thank you making the parade
and our day just a little more special.
And a BIG thank you to your owners, trainers,
Until next time...
for more information on these gentle beautiful horses see this link
or just 'google' fjord horse.
There are some amazing photos on the web.