Registered Name: OFI Yrsa (pronounced “Ear-Sa”)
Out of top-producing 1kl Danish import mare, Hirse Klattrup
By the stunning Peppertree’s Christian by Ronaldo
Nicknames: Yrsita, Yrsita Bannana, Little Yrsy Bean
Likes: snuggling, kisses, scratches, people, attention
SOLD – Congratulations Margaret!!
Yrsa is an absolutely top quality young mare of excellent breeding with stellar conformation and movement. Her loveliness shines through in the arena and at play in her field. Being extremely athletic, she is what I like to refer to as a “fancy-pants fjord”! She’s got warmblood-type gaits and presence in a pony sized package.
The best thing about Yrsa is her personality! Aside from being one of the cutest fjords we’ve ever had, Yrsa is hands down the sweetest. She just loves people and quite literally enjoys snuggling! If you throw your arms around her neck and squeeze she will smile and close her eyes. It’s like the horse equivalent of purring!
Like to jump? So does Yrsa! She will go flying over anything you put in front of her. Two and a half foot log on the trail with the husband riding her? Sails over it, from the halt! Sorry unsuspecting husband!!
Yrsa has been in training here with a dressage foundation and has also been ridden extensively on the trail. She’s getting more consistant on the bit at the walk and trot and is working on canter.
A naturally friendly and agreeable individual, Yrsa does great in a group. In fact, she will even scoot over at the hay feeder to offer up room for another horse. How many mares do you know that will do that?
I would recommend Yrsa for a fairly balanced and confident rider. She is very sensitive, which is great for a rider that wants to use “invisible aids” in the show or at home, but not so great for a nervous or wobbly rider because she will respond quickly to the smallest change in balance leading to communication confusion and frustration for both horse and rider.
If you are looking for a loving and enthusiastic “golden retriever” of an equine partner, you might just be the one for Yrsa. With her quality of pedigree, lovely movement and athletic abilities, she’s sure to be a great show partner. An eventing or dressage home would be great.
Yrsa loves to be pampered, so a horse crazy kid would be a great match since all manners of grooming and cuddling are totally appreciated! For the enthusiastic and confident young rider, the chance to grow up with a horse and develop together is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
But adults are welcome too. Yrsa is strong enough to enjoy a trail ride with my 185 lb husband, so even though she’s barely 14 hands, don’t be fooled. She’s mighty!
OFI Yrsa was bred by Dan and Solveig Watanabe of Olivia Farm. They are known for breeding Norwegian Fjord Horses of exceptional quality and are very knowledgeable about the breed and active with the registry and in the fjord community. Here is a link to OFI Yrsa’s full pedigree hosted by the NFHR.
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