Various things have been happening in our stable since my last post. I'll try to cover all of the events and, of course, attach new screenshots. It is really going to be A LOT of them.
Here are some of the oldest photos that you haven't actually seen yet.
A new wonderful Gypsy Vanner stallion called Wisconsin.
A picturesque stable corner and Calgary.
Sleepy horses, foggy morning. A Camargue mare Écume De Mer and a Hanoverian mare Mistletoe.
A sudden snowfall in the middle of May? Well, why not. /based on a real situation/ Nora and an Appaloosa mare Cassandra.
Historically, you never know what surprises nature can present, and here in Iceland it is especially wayward and severe in its own way. This all began in spring - from time to time here and there earthquakes began to happen. They were rather weak, sometimes almost imperceptible, and in many other places one could just ignore it, but not in our case. As the seismologists have informed, it could mean the impending volcano eruption, which was situated on this part of the island and being inactive for a long time. The only solution was to move to another place, so we did it. On the southern coast of Iceland we found a suitable place, and soon the most important buildings were ready. Shortly after an outdoor arena, a covered arena and a cross country course were also added. This stable was just as good as our old one; small, but cozy - we immediately felt at home.
Moving to a new stable. From right to left: an Appaloosa Susan, a Hanoverian Quartz, a Friesian Ravenna and an Icelandic Kirby.
A Fjord mare Isfjell.
Our grown babies - a Hanoverian mare Chantrelle and an Appaloosa stallion Amsterdam.
A walk along the shore. Friesians Ravenna and Valtorn.
Brushing a Gypsy Vanner stallion Milk Cloud.
Out new stable interior and a Shire stallion Rurik.
Jenna and Amsterdam. Another one training.
Laura and Ramburg (Nora and Isfjell in the background).
We got a new young horse called Willow from our Friesian stallion and an Appaloosa mare.
We packed up and moved to Norway. Yes, it is that simple and spontaneous. (Not really). There actually were reasons that influenced our decision. Quite severe climate; volcanoes that are ready to wake up at any moment; problems with authorities (it is known that Iceland prohibits the importation of any horses except Icelandic, as well as their crossbreeding. We managed to get permission for importation as private owners, but after a while a question about reconsidering the situation was raised); a potential land for building and development in Norway - all this has led us eventually to this beautiful country of fjords and dense forests. We've settled on one of its western shores. The very style of the stables and structures did not change much.
~ BTW you can see photos of our new facilities HERE ~
Isfjell and Écume De Mer on a new pasture.
Again - Nora and Ramburg.
An Icelandic mare Camelia doesn't want to be a model ans is trying to scare our photographer.
Another foggy morning and Willow.
Our Shire mare Cinnamon and Noel.
Finally - a Hanoverian mare Hecate hiding from the rain.