Breeding at Eldhestar
We all seek perfection in one form or another. One of the most fascinating ways for a horse aficianado to pursue this quest is through breeding. Successful breeding starts with having a clear picture in your mind of your personal dream horse and, then, figuring out how to mix and match to achieve that result.
The owners of Eldhestar have been involved in breeding for many years. In the beginning they bred horses with their fathers and for many years it has been the plan within the company to start breeding in short scale. Five years ago Eldhestar embarked on a breeding program. In the beginning we used mares from our buisness which have been doing very well. Mares with charism and good gaits. However, from 2011, the plan is to go more systematic in for it and we started to buy 1st class mares with good stamina as a foundation to our breeding program.
The mares are kept at the farm, close to the hotel. That implies foals are born in the neighborhood and are a delight to behold. Filled with joie de vivre they romp and play and make the rest of us rejoice, too. The mares are so patient and proud. You can never get enough of watching them and their young. No two of them are ever the same. Their coats are soft and cuddly; their innocent eyes are shiny and bright. They come in all colors and are our hope for the times to come.
Our goal is top performance horses - together with good gaited family horses, which will be very useful in our buisness. It is--of course too early--to be completely sure, but so far the results look promising and judging by the following pictures, speak for themselves.
You could also come to us and see for yourself, maybe through the lens of your camera. Our new spring special- a Photocourse with Elisabeth Haug- gives you a perfect opportunity to watch our mares, right at the time when new foals will be born. Elisabeth will guide you to capture these special moments with your camera. Some of these pictures on this page have been taken by Elisabeth Haug when she came for a visit in late May, 2011.