Before I begin, please note that of course this is just grouping my own findings together as a whole. Clearly, this is not the case for all Fjords (or any horse for that matter). There is good and bad no matter what we are talking about. I'm sure your ponykins is just a darling. I personally love the breed and LOVE Ypke.
They are hard to come by and more expensive
A quick browse through the registry revealed that there are only 872 Fjords in the PNW (to clarify: I am just counting between Oregon and Washington). Note that the PNW is actually one of the most populated areas as far as Fjords go. For comparison, I randomly clicked on Oklahoma - there were only 48. As with anything, rarity increases the price. With today's prices, the most common price I saw was $8,000. Note that the price was with no super duper fantastic training - just solid w/t/c.
They are too smart for their own good!
Hands down, from what I have experienced, observed, and heard, Fjords are rather manipulative horses. If there is a will, there is a way. Whether it is getting out of work, locating the nearest patch of grass, or who knows what else, Fjords can and will take advantage of you.
Their looks are deceiving
Don't be fooled by the chubby, fluffy, adorable Fjords. I'm telling you - they are stubborn and manipulating! They find your weak points and exploit them.
|Don't fall for the fuzzy ears|
If there is such thing as TOO much of an easy keeper, Fjords are first in line. Unless the horse had a health problem, every person agrees that they seem to get fat off of air. Many people consider this both a blessing and a curse. Founder is definitely a possibility.
|And they throw fits when they can't find grass|
I think that about sums it up! I will also be writing up a Case for the Fjord soon!