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Hafþyrnir frá Oddhóli
IS2006186050 - US2006105212
Hafþyrnir is a tall dark and handsome gelding. He stands at 13.3h, but is very large and solid (a good weight carrier). When you ride him it feels like you are on a much larger horse. Though he is technically dark bay, he looks almost black in his thick winter coat. If his expression looks familiar it's because he is a half-brother (same mother) as our beloved Hergill. Though they share a similar sweet and sensitive character, Hafþyrnir is quite a different horse being very five gaited with tolt as his prefered gait.
Hafþyrnir’s dam, Hekla frá Oddhóli, is one of the top breeding mares at Sigurbjörn (“Diddi”) Bárðarson’s breeding farm. Hekla herself is an extremely talented five gaited mare, but her greatest accomplishments are as a breeding horse as all four of her evaluated offspring (including our Hergill) are highly evaluated first prize horses. This is no surprise as Helka is the offspring of two very famous Honor Prize breeding horses: Ófeigur frá Flugumýri and Gola frá Brekkum (S: Hrafn frá Holtsmúla). Hafþyrnir’s sire, Óskar is a first prize five gaited stallion with an impressive competition record, in addition to being an excellent pleasure riding horse for his owner. For several years he was the highest evaluated stallion in the US. All these fine genetics have come together to make Hafþyrnir a great riding horse.
Hafþyrnir is five gaited with tolt as his prefered gait. His tolt is easy, smooth, and enjoyable to ride. His trot is also soft. He has a nice medium amount of "go" and listens well to the rider. He has had a lot of good training and is well-schooled. As he is well-trained and responsive, he is not for a complete beginner - but most people with a little experience can enjoy him. He is experienced and solid on the trails with excellent stamina. For those with some additional aspirations, he also has enough talent for the show ring. He can be a little shy, but once he gets to know you he has a quiet, sweet, and friendly character. His own special person that he could bond strongly with would be ideal.