Finnhorse

Finnhorse or Finnish Universal is a light draft (or heavy warmblood, if you like) from Finland. It truly is universal, on the time before tractors and cars Finnhorses did everything in Finland. Plowed the fields, dragged logs from forest, pull carts full of goods to markets, competed in trotting races, everything. The modern Finnhorse has lost none of its versatility, they're trotters, riding horses, children's horses, carriage horses, endurance horses...
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Finnhorse:country of origin - Finland | average height ca. 155 cm (under 147 cm for pony type) | colours - predominantly chestnut, bay/brown, black, rarely dilutes (dun, cream, silver), grey, pinto patterns (sabino, splash white)

Finnhorse (Finland) - "Average height ca. 155 cm (under 147 cm for pony type)

Extraction of logs by Finnish horse and sledge. Snow and frost lowered the costs of extraction but it was hard manual work in freezing cold. There was a long tradition of using ice roads in Winter.

Extraction of logs by Finnish horse and sledge. Snow and frost lowered the costs of extraction but it was hard manual work in freezing cold. There was a long tradition of using ice roads in Winter.

The Finnhorse is claimed to be among the fastest and most versatile "coldblood" breeds in the world. In Finland, the term "universal horse" is used to describe the Finnhorse and breeds such as the Fjord horse that are relatively small with a body type that is heavy for a riding horse but light for a draught. Img: 27.5.2007 in a Horsefestival. Finnhorse stallion "Pelko".

The Finnhorse is claimed to be among the fastest and most versatile "coldblood"…

liver chestnut - Finnhorse stallion Epassi

liver chestnut - Finnhorse stallion Epassi

Finnhorse gelding Voitarmo, a very light palomino

Finnhorse gelding Voitarmo, a very light palomino

Riding-horse type Finnhorse stallion Lavilan Viljo. Photo © Suomen Hippos/Pirje Fager-Penttilä

Riding-horse type Finnhorse stallion Lavilan Viljo. Photo © Suomen Hippos/Pirje Fager-Penttilä

Finnhorse mare Ilon Meininki, b. 1999 FIN, by Ero-Valo out of Ilo-Ajatus by V.T. Ajatus.

Finnhorse mare Ilon Meininki, b. 1999 FIN, by Ero-Valo out of Ilo-Ajatus by V.

Finnhorse stallion Hiljalan Fantom competing in cross country

Finnhorse stallion Hiljalan Fantom competing in cross country

Riding horse-type Finn horse stallion Silvolan Hemminki (b. 2004)

Riding horse-type Finn horse stallion Silvolan Hemminki (b.

Finnhorse stallion Tähti-Viiva, 2003 by Tähti-Vokker out of Verkutar

Finnhorse stallion Tähti-Viiva, 2003 by Tähti-Vokker out of Verkutar

Finnhorse mare Ekin Riina in show jumping competition

Finnhorse mare Ekin Riina in show jumping competition

Finnhorse stallion Silvolan Hemminki

Finnhorse stallion Silvolan Hemminki

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