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A shire and a fjord starting a 20 km test-ride during an endurance ride.


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Red-Birch-Ridge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Haha, cool! xD I actually do endurance in real life, with my Arab/TWH cross. He loves it, and so do I! In 3 years, we'll be doing Tevis. <3
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whiteidiot Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Photographer
aw how cute! <3
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FiveElemenets Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=D just goes to show that any breed can do endurance!!! Yay for non arab endurance horses!! (like my thoroughbred/QH cross =P)
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Colourize Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Oh, endurance sure is for any horse and any rider! Fantastic sport!:D
Sure, if you're aming wor the world cup it might be good with a light breed like arabian/arabian partbred, but just any breed can work fantastic for the shorter distances. But then again, how many of us aim for the WC?:P
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FiveElemenets Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
World Cup? no

Tevis Buckle? YES! ;)
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Colourize Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Tevis - Now that got to be one amazing ride!:D

I feel that I have to clarify that I really don't mean that only arabians are ft for endurans - I just mean that that type of horse might have it easier as a general group.
Heck, we had a draft type horse here a few years ago that did up to 120km, and I believe I've seen a shetland that made it through a 80km:P
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FiveElemenets Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had figured that ;)

Yep, a fiord finished the tevis this last year, and a Quarter horse completed the tevis for the 13th time when she was 26!! now that is endurance!
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Colourize Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
And in "we" I don't referr to me, but rather to "over here":P
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Skyfyr Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMG Impossibly CUTE!!!!
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ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
they are both adorable.. heheh look at that size difference..i hope that didnt make the fjord want to hide or anything.
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AlphaRaven6751158 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love how the little pony is in front of the huge shire. :)
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Anafiel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love how the little Fjord is all like "look at me! look at me goin! i can do this thing!" and the big ol shire is like "yes, look at you. great."
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Sooty-Bunnie Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome! Why cant there be these guys on the endurance rides I go on? Because then the 99% of people on arabs would look at them and not me the 1% on my appie lol that i just too cool
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Colourize Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Haha, that bad huh? :XD:
We actually do have a few different breeds around here. Granted, the majority are arabians, but standardbreds are pretty common as well, and every now and then there are warmblods, ponies of different kinds, thoroughbreds, the occasional draft horses, some crosspreds and arabian part-breds and so on.
Haha, well you can always try to see it as if you're not mainstream . you certainly stand out from the crowd!;)
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slime-stock Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Congrats on your DD!! You deserve it! :D
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ponychops Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love it! Love the fjords enthusiasm!!
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Minda-Mouse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh I want a shire!! but would they really be good at endurance?? I thought a light horse like an arab was better for that, but maybe only in hot countries :P Ohh you make me want to go for a ride!!
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Colourize Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Heavy horses and drafts are generally not the best horse for long distances and high speeds, and it's generally more difficult to get the pulse down in the vet gates. 20 km however is a really short distance, so any horse can do that:) 50 km is the shortest actual competative riding distance, and drafts could probably do that distance as well - perhaps not winning over the light breeds, but they could definitely finish the ride in a good way:)
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Minda-Mouse Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet it's more comfortable on a draft too :D
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Colourize Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Tha't probably a question of different tasts, I suppose:P I generally like small horses with an easy stride that are quick and easy to turn. I've never been a huge fan of the larger, heavier horses (not even too large warmbloods and similar breeds). But that's just me:P There are plenty of people who preferr the larger, heavier horses!^^
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IrkenInvaderEve Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
wow.
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Flyinkit Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
The contrast between the two breeds is adorable... and the Shire is just gorgeous.

But, the fjord looks like he's a character...
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Veiled-Bride Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh!! Your fjord is adorable!! Shires are gorgeous too :3
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Colourize Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Unfortunatly he's not mine, so I can't take any credit for that;)
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Veiled-Bride Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh :/ hes so cute though! x]
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My two favorite breed of horses! :heart: n.n I've always loved their strong, rounded (and fluffy) hooves/legs.
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GuoBia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Go fjord ponies!! Nice shot.
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TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That Fjord is so adorable. ;u;
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
looks nice
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ElementalShifter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
eep! <3 Such a perfect shot of the two breeds, the positions are perfect!
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Colourize Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Thank you!:)
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ElementalShifter Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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AIyxz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This photo and the horses are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! <3 Great picture.
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Colourize Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Thank you so very much!
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AIyxz Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np c: !
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
The horses are so beautiful and I love the riders' expressions.
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shiblets Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SHIRE!!!!! (dream horse)
and you've also introduced another breed to me! MUST look up!
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Colourize Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Oh, the fjords are quite interesting horses really. A little different than many other breeds:)
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shiblets Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They look so muscular, or broad!
And I see
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Aeltari Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fjords have great constitution for endurance.

My hubby and I wish to find a lovely large shire horse like this one that we can ride on together. We love doing everything as close as possible so the perfect horse is one like this with a long strong back and a gentle spirit.
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Christianonfire7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very neat shot. :nod:
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deathstarshotput Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Awesome pic! Love the form and presentation, and the matched cadence :)
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darko137 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
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