Stories

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destiny

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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Incident

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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friendship

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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special horses

How to catch horses

Gaining the trust of a horse often puts patience to a hard test. A young woman struggles with her imported stallion until she is finally rewarded and realizes for herself what is really important to her.

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favorite horse

Godi – The Rome Horse

ALLES ISI! A Life with Icelandic Horses by Carina Heller In the chapter “Godi, the Rome Horse” Carina describes how her mother, out of pity,

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