Hafþyrnir frá Oddhóli
Hafþyrnir is a tall dark and handsome gelding. 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.
With excellent talent, good training, and lots of experience we are excited to add Hafþyrnir to our herd and to get to know him better.
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please visit his photo album.