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: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 Linkker

Finnhorse Linkker

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.

Finnhorse stallion Liptus

Finnhorse stallion Liptus

liver chestnut - Finnhorse stallion Epassi

liver chestnut - Finnhorse stallion Epassi

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" 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".

Finnhorse stallion Preussi

Finnhorse stallion Preussi

Finnhorse gelding Voitarmo, a very light palomino

Finnhorse gelding Voitarmo, a very light palomino

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.T. Ajatus.

Finnhorse stallion Hiljalan Fantom competing in cross country

Finnhorse stallion Hiljalan Fantom competing in cross country

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