In 1986, the first two Norwegian Fjords were purchased. Hansel and Gretel were six months old, and the love affair with this breed began. Over the next few years, their Fjord herd grew to 12, including the stallion Ivan. The farm was involved in breeding, training, showing, trail riding, farm work, and fun. The only difference is now we could use the same horses for all of the activities!
In 1992, Anne became a member of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Mounted Division and used Ivan for crowd control at local events, lost-person searches, and parades. Since that time, she has also used three other Fjords in the same capacity. They have become favorites of people at these events and always get more than their fair share of petting.