Ylen Sirmakasta kasvoi ripsakka tamma (Yle.fi 6.9.2012)
Finnhorse, is a native Finnish horse breed. Suomen Hippos, the main organisation of horse breeding and harness racing in Finland, has given a flagging recommendation for 6th of September to honour the national horse of Finland. About one third of Finland’s horses are finnhorses, which makes up about 20 000. One of these is Yle Northern Carelia radio station’s mascot horse, Ylen Sirmakka.
Sirmakka was bred with a trotter’s career in mind, but eventually her breeder Maija Kallio decided to change it to riding. Sirmakka has proven herself very fit for this job, she has learned everything she has been taught and, being a wise horse, she figures out quickly how to get the reward she is offered.
- Facebook event for Finnhorse’s day (finnhorse.wordpress.com)