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Monday, October 23, 2006

I can´t stop thinking about him!

This weekend I went to a foal show. You know...those little horses! The ones that don´t know how things work quite yet, and run into things and move so fast they almost fall over. Have you never done that when you were litte? Run so fast you thought your legs would fall off? It is fun! The show was fabulous too.

It is always nice to see what the summer has brought. You have to understand that Icelandic horse geneology is very pin pointed. Just like you know who your Mom and Dad are and their parents...we know where our horses come from. We can point by the way they move, are shaped or behave to the direction of the sperm. That makes breeding very interesting. Almost like putting a recipe together to make a really good treat!

Here you see a picture of the winner.His name is FRIGG! That is one good foal, amazing movements, good shape and a bit of spirit. He won by a far stretch and it was obvious throughout.

However, it is not the foal I fell in love with. My favourite was a little red/brownish foal by the name of Diamond from L.Sandvik. It was love at first sight. The white spot on its forhead, shaped like a Diamond. Now this here Penguin, is seriously contemplating to take a side trip to L.Sandvik and check a certain foal out...how great would it be if it were for sale? Do you think I should? I can´t stop thinking about him! I also have the day off and tomorrow too...

see you guys!

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At 12:06, Blogger Doug said...

Of course you should. My word tofday was an omen, a sign from above. Well, probably below but a sign.

If a diamond is a girl's best friend, one that kicks is the answer to her prayers.

Can someone tell me the name of the kid's book about an Arabian with a crescent on its forehead that was born during Ramadan?

Another epic penguin weekend. Fantastic.

At 12:22, Blogger brian said...

Afternoon Minka,

Go for it!!! I think it would make a great story about the penguin and the foal. :)

At 12:50, Anonymous Joel said...

I believe Doug's post today is confirmation...a sign, if you will...you should...you must...pursue Diamond!

At 13:43, Anonymous Old Mule said...

Follow you heart, Penguin! Or hooves. Every girl should have a foal.

At 14:05, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

I have never been in love with a foal though I once loved a horse called Sandokan... until they put him behind a horse he hated and he tried to bite its ass... teeny, tiny Cousin A was on that horse and teeny, tiny me... cause we were both kids... on Sandokan and these two rival horses started galloping on our first day of lessons when we weren't even acquainted with trotting! The teacher did nothing to stop them and teeny, tiny us were screaming our heads off until my aunt ran in, to the rescue, and stopped both horses... I never rode a horse again...

Hey! Days off? Come over then! Una sorpresa and one more coming up tonight if I find the words and the kids let them flow! Oy!

As for your adventures, glad to see you are living it up! Send me "sell your house vibes" so this sistah can have an adventure come Spring with her then-in-LA-siblings-who-will-be-driving-up-to-SF sibling! YEAH!

At 14:35, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

I worded it badly! Oy! Shame on me! SHAME I SAY!

At 15:03, Blogger O Ceallaigh said...

His name is Frigg?? Am I missing something here? Might have to change the name if he's put on show in America ... too many puns on how he got here ...

FRIGG, n. Icelandic goddess of love. Really.

If that pony were on sale here in Maine, no way I could buy him and eat, too. We'd be competing for the oats in the trough. I'm guessing the financials are somewhat different for you, at one end or the other. And you've already got sheep ...

At 15:06, Anonymous cj said...

Sounds like a great time! I love horses. :) I had a horse named Jane when I was a little girl. She was a beligum. Ahhhh those were the days.

Hope you have a good week!

At 15:20, Anonymous madd said...

Go for it girl!!...sounds like it is something you must do..besides love at first sight..how can you not??..have fun..m

At 16:53, Blogger ariel said...

those awesome Icelandic horses! I can hardly wait to hear how your trip to L.Sandvik turned out!!

At 17:56, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

well, last week was the week of the f-words so its fitting that you fell for a foal at the fall foal show.
Nice to see you again penguin and happy to see you in love!

At 20:10, Blogger First Nations said...

Oh! Little stubby horses! I love stubby horses! They raise working coldbloods around here and I am in love with them all.
go for it. you can ride him out and bother the sheeps when he gets older!

At 20:52, Blogger FelineFrisky said...

Go Minka! I agree with the group, follow your heart, check the wallet after! D :}

At 23:24, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, if you arenæt the cutest ...I don´t know who! Thos ewere lovely words, thank you!

Brian, I hear you...maybe a poem one day about me and Diamond???

Joel, and pursue I did. I drove 4 hours today (to and back) to just catch a glimpse of this foal. I even got lost on my way :)

old mule, you might just be right. "Auf dem Ruecken der Pferde, liegt das Glueck der Erde!"

Miz B...sending all the postive vibes I can summon and hope the sale will happen any day now...and you have to get back in teh saddle...it is a rule of life ;)

OC, thanks for bringing it to my attention. Frigg is of course female, but in Icelandic a horse has a male gender and I therefore-inappropraitely- used that gender in my English writing. You have to forgive the occasional grammatical mix-ups of a little girl living it up in the big wide world. :)

Cj, if I have soemthign to say about it, I will :) Hope you have a wonderful week as well!

madd, I know you are new here, but I like you :) Good point, if you see soemthing you like go for it. If you are blessed and see soemthign you love, full throttle!

ariel, it was fun...I got lost too, but I got to see Diamond from a distance. It was worth it!

kyahgirl, it is teh best :)

FN, they are not little*furrs brows*..but yeah! They make up for it in temperament and energy though :)

FF, I did and I will continue to do so. I only have to track the farmer down now, or maybe get in touch with his wife first???

At 00:32, Blogger Doug said...

Minka is that (to Mule) "From the backs of horses, the fortune of the world?" That's a great saying. If it doesn't mean that, I call I made it up!

At 08:10, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Oh I do... just not on horses! ;-P the injuries that can happen with those kinda falls are enough to deter me from that but i do enjoy quite the visit or two where I can sit and talk to them...

I am not kidding...

At 08:37, Blogger IDiveAtNight said...

A fool and their money are soon parted,
A girl and a foal never can be.

If you love something,
Set it free.
If you find it again,
And the farmer is selling,
Then it's yours.


p.s. The horses in Iceland aren't small?!?! LOL!

At 12:14, Blogger brian said...

Morning Minka,

I hope you are getting closer to Diamond as we speak.

Btw, the weather in Florida this morning is sunny but 12 degrees. You'd love it. :)

At 13:14, Blogger ariel said...

"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again."

I love it. :)

At 13:48, Anonymous neva said...

i don't know what happened to me on my way over here yesterday (apparenly you aren't the only one who gets lost!). what a wonderful post... and to know there may be a frisky foal in your future is fantastic! (sorry about the alliteration... Kyahgirl made me do it!)

naturally i agree with Doug (and Joel), Doug's post yesterday was a sign that you not only need this particular Diamond in your life, you must *have* it... i hope you're able to make that happen. i lovelovelove the thought that something so sweet might put an even bigger smile on your already lovely face! xox

At 18:24, Blogger ariel said...

I've never thought about it before but your happy and excited post is making me now, I guess a man is the same excited when he decides to buy a woman? I mean in those cultures where it happens. he catch sight of her, cannot stop thinking about her, is planning his trip, hoping he has enough money/whatever he can pay for her, what it will be like when she's at his place and so on.

At 18:55, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, pretty close although it literally means:
"On the back of our hirses, lies the happiness in this world" If you give me a day to contemplate...I could make it sound so much better. It really is a wonderful saying and sounds poetic in german!

Miz B. oh I understand, i really do!

Morgan, you really wanna push it, don´t you?! :)

brian, that sounds like my kinda weather!

ariel, I know little about Humpty Dumpty so far...but I sure like this :)

neva, having this horse would be perfection. Mostly because it apealed to me from teh get go...I just saw it and had to get close to it. Nobody else saw what I did see. I like it that way!

ariel, if a man can be this excited about a woman...I might give them another chance :)

At 20:53, Blogger Jenna Howard said...

Every girl deserves at least one diamond. So...how many carrots is this one?


At 22:28, Blogger IDiveAtNight said...

When I worked there, I wasn't the first forgein consultant to visit. Based on previous experiences they told me the following three simple rules to never insulting coworkers from Iceland:

Rule#1-Yes they may be small, but don't call the "horses" "ponies".
Rule#2-Never refer to Iceland as a "small island". "Country" is much better than "island".
Rule#3-Never ever say,"I won't be available this weekend, I'm riding a pony around the island."

I trusted them and never said these things while working there.


At 23:05, Blogger Minka said...

Jenna, a gazillion carrots :)

Morgan, those are good rules to live by...but you should give:
a) always listen to Minka
b) don´t try rotten fish, eventhough the local might explain it will be good for you
and c) re-read rule a!

At 04:37, Blogger Aisha said...

:) Too bad horses dont work well with normal backyards :)

At 14:33, Blogger Jodes said...


At 23:08, Blogger Doug said...

Two of his most famous songs are "Sitting on Top of The World" and "Killing Floor"

At 23:42, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw, nice picture. And of course, if you can't stop thinking about him, it's a sign that it's meant to be:)

At 23:48, Blogger Minka said...

aisha, there are stables all over reykjavik;) There is a family farm and we already brought in the hey :)

Jodes, cute aren´t they?

Doug, you couldnæt be more wrong, you could try, but you wouldn´t be very successful! :)

Actonbell, signs all over the place...we will see whereto this might grow!

At 00:09, Blogger Doug said...

Entschuldigung, Minka. Ich habe mich geschamt.

At 12:27, Blogger Minka said...

yeah, that´d be the day!

At 15:03, Blogger G said...

Are they easy to house train? They are beautiful little foals.

At 20:09, Blogger Minka said...

Well g...If I could I would camp him in my bed. Do you know how cold Icleandic winters get? And do you know how warm a horse body feels?
ok...on teh verge of bizzare I know...but I mean it in a very platonic way!

At 17:01, Blogger G said...

That's one way to cut down on the heating bills! Scissors, I have this new way to conserve energy use...


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