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September 3, 2012

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Ársól fra Stald Svea, the Pet of the Day
Name: Ársól
Age: Seven years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Icelandic Horse
Home: Helsingborg, Sweden
   This is Ársól fra Stald Svea. Ársól (or Svea as she's also called) is a lovely seven-year-old Icelandic Mare. She's really playful and loves food, the best part of the day for her is when it's feeding time. She's really friendly and cuddly. Her favourite thing to do is tölt and jumping in the forest, even though she finds the trees and leaves to be a bit scary some times ... you never know when a leaf will bite you, you know! She's a real egoist, and not many of the other horses like her, a real Diva! But she's really friendly to other people and loves the attention. Isn't she adorable?

    For those unfamiliar with the term, tölt is a four-beat gait without a moment of suspension. In tolt, a horse has always either one or two feet on the ground, the two feet are alternately in lateral and diagonal pairs. Tölt's tempo can range from working speed right up to racing speed and a fast tölting horse can reach similar speeds as a gallop. The horse carries itself proudly and gives a very smooth ride, enabling the rider to cover long distances without tiring.

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