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The 2017 version of a 50 year old photograph

    Last winter we remade this photograph, which was taken about 50 years ago.

    Til vinstri má sjá Hornfirskt ættaðan afkomanda Skugga frá Bjarnanesi, til hægri er Hindisvíkingurinn Glóblesi 700 frá Hindisvík. Knapar eru Sigurður Ámundason og Sjöfn Halldórsdóttir (bændur í Þverholtum, Borgarfirði), sem fengu Glóblesa sem folald í Hindisvík, tömdu hann og sýndu til 1.verðlauna áður en hann fór í Kirkjubæ og þaðan aftur heim í Hindisvík 13 vetra. Nákvæmt ártal myndarinnar liggur ekki fyrir, en Glóblesi er fæddur 1964 og má því álykta að myndin sé tekin í kring um 1970, þar sem hún er tekin áður en hann fór í Kirkjubæ 1971.

    Hér að neðan má sjá myndina endurgerða árið 2017:

    Photographer: Heiða Heiler

    To the left is the Hornafjörður horse Nökkvi frá Dynjanda and to the right is the Hindisvík horse Hetja frá Mið-Kárastöðum. Riders are Hanný Norland Heiler and Ástmundur Agnar Norland.

    It is likely that this will be one of the last times that two horses with this kind of pedigree will be photographed together. Hetja is pure bred from the old Hindisvíkbloodline back to the year 1880, and you can only find horses from Hindisvík in her pedigree till that time. She is a daughter of Glæsir frá Hindisvík and Hrund frá Hindisvík. Nökkvi is named after his ancestor, Nökkvi frá Hólmi, that you can find 39 times in his pedigree.

    It will be hard to keep the bloodlines as pure in the future, because there are so few pure bred horses left. For an example there is only one pure bred stallion left from the old Hindisvík bloodline and he is now 21 years old (Glæsir frá Hindisvík). We will try to use stallions that are as related to the bloodlines as possible, and breed those offsprings back to the pure bred horses we have left.

    To mention is that Nökkvi has Skuggi frá Bjarnanesi at least 39 times in his pedigree and Hetja has Glóblesi 700 (who is on the old picture) 5 times in her pedigree.

    Those who are interested can read more about the old bloodlines below:

    The Hindisvík bloodline

    The Hornafjörður bloodline

    Hanný and Nökkvi
    Tobbi and Hetja