Norwegian Fjord horse
The Norwegian Fjord horse is one of the world’s oldest breeds of horses. It is believed to have been in western Norway for more than 4,000 years and domesticated as early as 2000 B.C. Evidence shows that Vikings developed the Fjord as a as early as 2,000 years ago. Norwegian hill farmers used the horses as little draft animals.
Early farmers used the ponies for plowing, carriage driving and riding. Leisure pursuits are much the same throughout the world--dressage, jumping, eventing, trail riding, competitive driving and hobby farming.