Welcome to Paradise Fjords. We are located along the Flathead River in Western Montana north of Missoula. The approximate 200 acre facility is a combination horse breeding/training operation and organic farm. As the horse training disciplines progress the Fjords horses will be part of the farming process.
Back in 1997 by chance, I acquired a Brown Dun Fjord weanling colt. He has an impressive pedigree and we patiently watched him grow into a beautiful young stallion. After properly registering him with the Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry NFHR (link) as Paradise’s Rocco (see page Rocco), the time to find a suitable breeding mare was a long time coming. It took a trip to Canada to find a beautiful Grey Dun mare just 3 years old.
In 2007 Bo Fjords Silver Beauty (see page Silver Beauty) arrived as Rocco’s new mate. Beauty had some beginning training but was basically a green horse. Another unplanned event was about to begin. Morgan an enthusiastic young equestrian (age 7), began to bond with Beauty. Over the next 7 years they learned together as rider and horse. (See page: Morgan and Beauty)
Beauty and Rocco produced their first foal in May 2012, Paradise’s Eli. (See page: Paradise’s Eli) Our breeding philosophy is to give the mare and foal all the time they need together for both health and social reasons before weaning and separation (see page: Horse Psychology). Breeding the mare the second year after a birth provides for healthy cycle. (See page: Health).
In April 2015 after a very record cold long winter, Beauty and Rocco’s second foal was born, Paradise’s Harvey. He is big and handsome. At the age of 1 year he stands at nearly 14 hands (see page: Paradise’s Harvey). All foals are imprinted and handled daily as part of the early training process.
Although our Fjord herd is small, there is over half a century of knowledge to interact with on this web site. The Fjord horse is featured here as the link to help guide you through a doorway into a world of learning and experience designed to answer questions and become involved with the world of the HORSE.