Last winter we retook this old photograph which was taken in the last century.

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To the left is a gelding from the old Hornafjörður bloodline, sired by Skuggi frá Bjarnanesi, and to the right is the Hindisvík Ancestor, Glóblesi 700 frá Hindisvík. Riders are Sigurður Ámundason and Sjöfn Halldórsdóttir (farmers in Þverholt, Borgarfjörður), who bought Glóblesi when he was a foal, trained him and presented in a breeding show where he received first price. After this Glóblesi went to Kirkjubær and in the age of 13 years he came back home to Hindisvík. We do not know the exact date of this photograph, but assume it is taken around 1970, because Glóblesi is born in 1964 and it was taken before 1971 when he went to Kirkjubær. 

Below you can see our 2017 version:

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To the left is our Hornafjörður gelding Nökkvi frá Dynjanda and to the right is our Hindisvík mare Hetja frá Mið-Kárastöðum. Riders are Hanný Norland Heiler and Ástmundur Agnar Norland.
This could be the last time that two horses from the old bloodlines are photographed together in one picture. Hetja is pure bred from the Hindisvík bloodline back to the year 1880, and has not a single "outsider" in her pedigree. She is a daughter of Glæsir frá Hindisvík and Hrund frá Hindisvík. Nökkvi is named after his ancestor Nökkvi frá Hólmi, who can be found 39 times in his pedigree. 
It will not be easy to keep the bloodlines as pure in the future. We now are facing the problem that we need horses to breed our bloodlines with. The last pure bred stallion from the Hindisvík bloodline is already 21 years old (Glæsir frá Hindisvík). And almost all our mares from the bloodline are his daughters. We are still planning on keeping the bloodlines from extinction by using stallions with as much relation to the bloodlines as possible, and breeding those offsprings back with the pure bred horses that we still have left.

For fun can be mentioned that Nökkvi has Skuggi frá Bjarnanesi at least 39 times in his pedigree and Hetja has Glóblesi 700 (on the old photograph) 5 times in her pedigree.

If you are interested in the bloodlines you can read more about them here:
The Hornafjörður bloodline
The Hindisvík bloodline

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Hanný and Nökkvi 

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Tobbi and Hetja