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Mósi, my life-saver

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Fri, 10. March 2023 | heroes | lifesaver
With his report, an Icelandic farmer from the beginning of the 20th century memorialises his horse in gratitude.


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Mósi, my life-saver

With his report, an Icelandic farmer from the beginning of the 20th century memorialises his horse in gratitude.

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favorite horse

On the move in a snowstorm

The story of Litfari takes place in the 19th century. At that time, people in Iceland travelled exclusively on horseback. Since there were hardly any paths and bridges to cross sometimes raging rivers at that time, the journeys were dangerous and people often had no choice but to rely on their horses’ sense of direction, especially when difficult weather conditions came along.

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The unfortunate fate of Jarpskjóni

It can be taken from many writings from former times that the Icelanders were tough on their workhorses. Often, they dealt ruthlessly with them. The fact that sweeping judgements do not always meet reality is shown in the following report from 1889.

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Stígandi frá Kolkuósi

Who does not remember Stígandi frá Kokuósi, one of Heidi Schwörer’s foundation stallions? He certainly is remembered as an exceptional stallion for his extraordinary breeding qualities and his beautiful offspring. It is relatively unknown that Stígandi was not always seen in this light.

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A language talented Icelandic Sheepdog in Copenhagen

With HestaSaga there are always surprises: Today we have a story from a special Iceland dog for you!

An Icelandic Sheepdog who travels with his owner from Reykjavík to Copenhagen in 1870 and experiences an adventure there – and his owner a surprise!

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Arts and culture


Working with problem horses

Hekla already told us a few interesting stories of her life with horses. She was always especially interested in horses that were difficult to handle and the associated question: How did this horse develop into a problem horse and more importantly: How can this be changed? One requirement is particularly

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Background Knowledge

Some of our hestasaga stories include information concerning the different subject areas. You can find them here, in the category of background knowledge where they are listed in alphabetical order. Maybe, you have your own interesting topic from the (Icelandic horse-) world that might also spark another person’s interest? It does not always have to be a complete story. Feel free to send us your input and it will be published in this category.
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Did you experience something special with your horse? Something strange, exciting, moving or even sad? Did you write a fairytale or maybe an adventure story?

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