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Britta v. Grenzland (Brúnka)

* 05/22/1981, Mandelbachtal (Saarland, Germany)
Breed: Icelandic Horse
Height: 1.35m (13 3/4 hands)
Father: Gunnar v. Grenzland
Mother: Brana frá Hólum
Age: 25
Gaits: 5 - walk, trot, canter, tolt, pace ('piggypace')
Afraid of: sheeps, stacks of wood, "saber-toothed tigers"
Speciality: to look cute, to be overtrustful and to make a real mess while "eating" (I call it 'scattering food')

I got Brúnka when I was 12 years old. She is very important to me and the last 3 years she gave me a lot to worry about. I really thought that she was going to die because she looked like a ghost. She was so thin...but when she got out on the gras...she got alive again. And now she's pretty good. We always call her the "life assurance" because she is very calm when we're riding outside. But this doesn't mean she doesn't have any temper. It's the other way round. If she doesn't want the stop then she doesn't. And I can't do anything about it. "Calm" means that she doesn't flip and thinks that every plastic bag lying around is going to eat her up. I love her to death and I don't know what I'm going to do if she dies one day...

Her pedigree

More Pictures

Brúnka and her first foal

Brúnka in summer 2004

Like I said...she was very thin

Ok...I don't usually braid my horse's hair but it was just to relax her neck because her mane is very long and heavy

Brúnka in summer 2005

Brúnka & I on a trail parcours in October 2001 - don't we look pretty? *lol*

Brúnka: "Do whatever you want up there. I don't care!"

Brúnka on her first day in Freiburg (pretty muddy...she likes mud a lot!)

Her parentage:

her father "Gunnar von Grenzland" DE

her grandfather "Hrappur frá Vestri-Gardsauka" IS

her great grandfather "Blesí 438 frá Selfossi" IS

her great great grandfather "Geysir 298 frá Stóru-Giljá"